Event venue


***All of the presentation rooms have a digital projector, computer, speakers for playing audio and wi-fi internet access***

For logistical reasons, we have moved the event location to the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro’s (UFRJ) main campus (Cidade Universitária) on the Ilha do Fundão. This does NOT affect your hotel reservations as (1) there are no hotels on or near the island, and (2) we will be providing free bus service to the event site that runs through the neighborhoods in the “Zona Sul” and city center where we had recommended booking accommodation (transportation details below).

The event will now be held in the Horácio Macedo Cultural Center of the Centro de Ciências Matemáticas e da Natureza (CCMN) (Mathematical and Natural Sciences Department).



A more detailed campus map is available here: http://www.nutricao.ufrj.br/escolanano/images/mapa_fundao.jpg


How to arrive:


Free bus service: There will be a free bus service available to all QP4 delegates. From 25 July to 28 July, the buses leave at 8:00 A.M. from Copacabana, Flamengo, and Downtown and go directly to the conference venue. Times of the return trips, from the event venue to Downtown, Flamengo and Copacabana, are as follows:


25 July

26 July

27 July

28 July

return trip:

8:00 P.M.

7:00 and 8:00 P.M.

7:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M.

There are 5 departure points, which have been chosen according to QP4 participants’ hotels. Departure points are close to metro stations (marked by a blue square with an “M” on the maps below). Every delegate can use this service, even if you are not staying at one of the hotels listed below: simply find the departure point nearest to where you are staying to use the QP4 buses. If you are planning on using our buses, make sure to arrive at one of the departure points 10 minutes in advance; buses will leave promptly at their scheduled times. The buses will be clearly marked as QP4 transportation.

Departure/arrival points:


Bus 1: Hotel Benidorm (Rua Barata Ribeiro, 547)   


Bus 2: Hotel Merlin (Av. Princesa Isabel, 392)



Buses 3 and 4: Hotel Novo Mundo (Praia do Flamengo, 20)   



Bus 5: Hotel Ibis (Av. Marechal Câmara, 280)


Preconference workshop: On July 24th, for the preconference workshop, only buses 1 and 3 will be available. They will leave at 11:30 A.M. and return at 7:00 P.M. Remember to arrive at your chosen departure point 10 minutes in advance. Participation in the workshop is only for those who have registered previously; there are no more vacancies.


Other transportation options:

If you do not wish to use our free transportation, the alternatives for reaching the Ilha do Fundão are taxi and local bus.


From Ipanema, Copacabana, Praia de Botafogo and Laranjeiras, you can take the following buses (R$2.75 or R$3.10):

485 : Praça General Osório - Penha (via Tunel Sta Bárbara) – not all 485 buses pass through the Cidade Universitária, make sure to take the one marked “Fundão”

486 : Praça General Osório - Fundão (via Tunel Sta Bárbara)

Both stop in front of the Centro de Ciências Matemáticas e da Natureza (CCMN).


From the city center, you can take the following buses (R$2.75):

324 : Castelo - Ribeira (via Av. Presidente Vargas)

326 : Castelo - Bancários (via Av. Presidente Vargas)

328 : Castelo - Bananal (via Av. Presidente Vargas)

These buses do NOT stop in front of the event venue. You will have to get off at the first stop on Ilha do Fundão (a small bus terminal) and take one of the university’s free internal buses from bus stop D – either the bus marked Vila Residencial or the one marked COPPEAD – and get off in front of the Centro de Ciências Matemáticas e da Natureza (CCMN).

From the Galeão – Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport, you can take the 761D bus : Galeão - Charitas (via Cidade Universitária), (R$5.30 with the Autoviação 1001 bus company). This bus stops in front of the Centro de Ciências Matemáticas e da Natureza (CCMN).

You can also take the metro to the Nova América / Del Castilho station (line 2) and then get the transfer bus marked “Fundão”. When buying your ticket, ask for the “integração expressa” (R$4.15). This bus stops in front of the Centro de Ciências Matemáticas e da Natureza (CCMN).

For a more complete list of buses going to the Ilha do Fundão, see the CCMN website: http://www.ccmn.ufrj.br/comoChegar.asp

This website can also be useful for determining which bus to take from your hotel (for “Where do you want to go?” type in “Cidade Universitária” or “Ilha do Fundão”): http://www.vadeonibus.com.br/vadeonibus/index.php?d=home&lang=en