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Enjoy Huddersfield

Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire, England. It is the 11th largest town in the UK, with a population of over 162k. Huddersfield lies just 23 km from Leeds, 39km from Manchester and 57km from York.

Huddersfield is within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is the largest urban area in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees. The town is known for its role in the Industrial Revolution, and for being the birthplaces of rugby league, the Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and the film star James Mason.

Huddersfield is home to the rugby league team, the Huddersfield Giants, founded in 1895, who play in the Super League, and Premier League football team Huddersfield Town AFC, founded in 1908. The town is also the main home of the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a town of Victorian architecture. The railway station is a Grade I listed building described by John Betjeman as "the most splendid station façade in England", second only to St Pancras, London. The station in St George's Square was renovated at a cost of £4million and subsequently won the Europa Nostra award for European architecture.

The conference will be held on the University campus, a walking/cycling distance from the centre of Huddersfield and the train station.

We look forward to welcoming you to Huddersfield!

Oastler Building Huddersfield Railway Station The John Smith's Stadium University Square Castle Hill Kingsgate Shopping Centre View from Castle Hill looking towards town Students on Campus



About the University of Huddersfield

Successful, innovative and modern – welcome to the University of Huddersfield

Whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities that's exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield. Based right in the town centre and at the heart of the local community, we help thousands of people, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year.

Why do nearly 20,000 students choose to study at Huddersfield?


The University of Huddersfield is a growing centre of research and excellence and we always push the boundaries of knowledge.

  • We are proud to have been recognised as a gold-rated university by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017).
  • Our academic staff are continually rated as providing high quality teaching in an exciting and stimulating environment. Infact, Huddersfield is first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2018).
  • The UK's leading university for the receipt of National Teaching Fellowships to mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education for the past ten years.
  • We've world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.
  • The University of Huddersfield became the Times Higher Education University of the Year in November 2013. Judges highlighted the University’s outstanding record for student satisfaction and employability with the University placed in the top ten in the country in both categories. We asked our staff and students why they thought the University of Huddersfield won the University of the Year award. Here's what they said.

We have an impressive record for graduate employment, with 97.3% of our undergraduate and 93.8% of postgraduate students in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17). The University places a great deal of importance on industry experience and therefore 100% of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies.


Since 2010, £80 million has been spent on campus development making sure our students have access to some of the best facilities in the country. Our campus also has a vibrant social scene and we have a very active Students’ Union with more than 110 clubs and societies.


The University is growing its reputation as a leader in the field of enterprise. In 2012 the University was awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year and followed this up in 2013 when it was awarded a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade. Professor Liz Towns-Andrews, Director of Research and Enterprise, also received an individual Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

We have helped a number of graduates to set up their own successful businesses and have a fantastic Enterprise Team who are here to help students get their business ideas off the ground. The Duke of York Entrepreneur Centre, housed in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, is a great hub for students who wish to set up their own business and provides a great opportunity to network with other students and local businesses.



Social programme

COMADEM 2019 isn't just about technical sessions, we are also preparing an exciting social programme to celebrate 32 years of the COMADEM Congress, including:

  • Monday 2nd September A welcome drinks reception, University's Oastler Building
  • Tuesday 3rd September A trip to the National Railway Museum in York. Including food and refreshments
  • Wednesday 4th September The COMADEM 2019 celebration dinner, to be held in the President Suite, Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield

We aim for the Congress to feature an active and varied social programme with lots of opportunities for networking with delegates from industry and academia. Whilst at the same time enjoying the attractive sights and hospitality of Huddersfield and its surrounding areas, including famous York Minster and Greater Manchester, one of the world's top tourist destinations.

For delegates and accompanying persons, if you are interested in exploring Huddersfield and the surrounding areas, please do contact us in advance.




There are several hotels within easy walking distance of the University of Huddersfield:

Important Dates

  • 2018

    October 15, 2018
    Call for papers

  • 2019

    March 22, 2019
    Deadline for submission of abstracts

  • March 29 2019 (extended to 15th April)
    Notification of acceptance of abstracts

  • June 3, 2019
    Deadline for full paper submission

  • June 24, 2019
    Notification of acceptance of full papers

  • June 28, 2019
    Delegate early bird fee deadline

  • September 3-5, 2019
    COMADEM 2019 Conference