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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.