Venue and Traveling
The venue of the conference is provided by Babeş-Bolyai University.
Babeș-Bolyai University is an academic educational institution aiming to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national and international community.
The academic tradition of Babeș-Bolyai University started in 1581 and it is known as one of the best academic education institutions in Central and Eastern Europe.
Its name commemorates two important Transylvanian figures, the Romanian physician Victor Babeş, and the Hungarian mathematician Janos Bolyai.
Located in an area with a strong interethnic and interconfessional character, Babeș-Bolyai University has chosen multiculturalism as its main direction of development, its students and teachers being Romanian, Hungarian, German and Romani.
Arrival in CLUJ - NAPOCA (Kloozh' Nah poh' kah)
Keep an eye for information on traveling to Romania (see Lufthansa news on cancelling flights this summer) and book your trip in time as the prices might go up for flights the summer season (summer season starts on June, 15th).
By air: Cluj-Napoca has an international airport that runs direct flights, both regular and charter, from several cities in Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Greece, etc. For further information about these flights, please contact a ticketing agency or visit this website.
You can also arrive in Cluj-Napoca via other cities in Romania, such as Bucharest or Timişoara. There are busses, trains and planes which make these connections. There is a taxi stand inside the airport. There are five major cab companies: Diesel, Terra & Fan, Pro Rapid, Nova, Pritax, etc. Their cars are all equipped with taximeters and have about the same prices, posted in a visible place outside and inside. A taxi ride from the airport to the centre of the city is around 10 euros (45 RON).
By bus: There are bus companies running regular direct transport to Cluj-Napoca from several European cities. For more information, check out Atlassib or Eurolines.
By train: Several international trains arrive daily at Cluj-Napoca. For those who prefer to travel by train, there are good connections in Budapest. You can find more information here.
Interrail offers a Romania Pass that might be the best way to discover our beautiful country. You can buy 3, 4, 5, 6, or 8 travel days within a month and can take as many train rides as you want in any of these given days. And the special offer is that if you’re 27 or younger, you can buy the Youth Pass that has a really nice discount, right here: https://www.interrail.
Letter of Invitation and Visa
If you are an EU CITIZEN you DON'T NEED VISA for your travel, as Romania is part of the European Union.
!!! Citizens of the European Union, of the European Economic Area and of the Swiss Confederation are exempt from the Romanian entry visa requirement!!!
If you are unsure whether you need a visa you can check this website. Requirements for entry into Romania and all other information you might need with regard to obtaining a visa can be found here or here (for U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand).
The standard time in Romania is the East European Time (GMT + 2 hours).
Romania’s official currency is RON (pl. RON); 1 RON has 100 BANI. The international symbol is RON, but the currency is still referred to as LEI. For an updated currency rate visit the official site of the National Bank of Romania.
When looking for accommodation, you can use this list of hotels and hostels we prepared for you (discounts might be added soon).
You can check here for more details about Cluj-Napoca.