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Location

The conference venue will be the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, CampusEconomica of the Babeş-Bolyai University, located in Str. Teodor Mihali, Nr.58-60, 400591, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

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Language

The conference language will be English.

City

Settled along the Someş river, Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár in Hungarian, Klausenburg in German) it is considered to be the historic capital of Transylvania, located in northwestern part of Romania and it is one of the most visited cities in the country.

The city spreads circle-wise from St. Michael's Church - built in 14th century - named after Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Cluj-Napoca.

The city is today one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial and business centers in Romania. Students count more than a third of the town's population. Among others, it hosts the largest university in the country, Babeş-Bolyai University with more than 54000 students.

Many hotels and restaurants as well as museums, historical or archaeological monuments, galleries, botanical garden, shopping centers, banks or exchange offices are within walking distances from the conference site.

The climate in Cluj is relaxing and refreshing due to a relatively constant temperature (winter average -1.9 ºC, summer average 18.7 ºC). During September, the ambient temperature varying varies normally between 9 - 20 ºC.

More information about Cluj-Napoca and a digital map of the city can be found here.

Travel and transportation

Cluj Napoca can be reached by plane, train, bus or car.

By plane

Cluj-Napoca International Airport offers connections with several major cities of Europe. However, in some cases could be convenient to come by plane to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest (see http://otp-airport.ro/index.php?) or via Budapest (see http://www.bud.hu/english )

By train

Cluj-Napoca has rail connections with every major city in Romania and the rest of Europe. The main railway station is placed near the center of Cluj-Napoca. (for more information see: www.raileurope.com and www.mersultrenurilor.ro )

By bus

From major cities in Europe: Student travel | Atlassib | Travelworld.ro
From Bucharest: DACOS | Atlassib 

Local transport

There are around 3000 cabs in Cluj-Napoca; you can recognize them by the signs on the side doors and on the top. There are about 5 major cab companies: Nova Taxi, Taxi Napoca, Pro rapid, Diesel, Pritax, etc. Their cars are all equipped with taximeters and have about the same prices, posted in a visible place outside (under the lateral mirrors) and inside. You are charged 1.79 LEI for departure, 1.79 LEI/kilometer and 1.79 LEI/minute of idle time during daytime and 2.50 LEI/minute during the night or 17.00 LEI/hour. You will also be given a receipt.

There are some unregistered taxis, operating especially around the railway station and the airport. Try to avoid them, as they will charge you even three times the normal price.

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of the European Union. For non-EU citizens more information can be obtained from the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in your country. If you need a visa, a personal invitation letter may be necessary, which you can ask for from the Organizing Committee.

See more at: http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035

Other information

Money in Romania

The currency in Romania is the New Lei (RON), equivalent to about 0.218 €.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and in many exchange offices located in different places of the town. Many cash dispensers are found, accepting any type of international credit cards.

Useful links

General information about Romania: romania.org
Tourism in Romania: romaniatourism.com | visit-romania.ro

Detailed information about Cluj-Napoca: cluj4all.com | clujnapoca.ro
Touristic information about Cluj-Napoca: visitclujnapoca.ro | tripadvisor.com
Entertainment: sapteseri.ro
Map of Cluj-Napoca: cluj4all.com