The symposium is hosted in the main campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The campus is located close to the city center and includes more than 40 hectares of academic and research buildings. From the city center, one can reach the campus in about 20 minutes walking or in less than 10 minutes by bus or trolleybus (nr. 9, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28).
A local transport ticket costs 2 lei (about 50 Euro cents). A map of the city center may be found at:
a map of the University campus at:
a detailed map of Cluj-Napoca at:
Cluj-Napoca, an ancient Roman City in the heart of Transylvania, has become the economic and cultural capital of Transylvania (North-West Romania, see details at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluj-Napoca).
Silent medieval streets and walls, full of history and hospitable people await you to enjoy Cluj monuments, churches and schools or universities. Discover the famous Transylvanian landscape, tradition as well calm and reflexive mind of people. Come and explore all the ancient and modern beauties and opportunities!
The location of your hotel can be seen in the city map. A digital map of Cluj and other information are available here http://www.cluj4all.com/
Details about different touristic attractions in Cluj-Napoca may be found at:
Arrival at Cluj Avram Iancu international airport
The airport is situated about 8 km from city center, which can be reached only by road (buses and taxis are available, taking about 15 minutes to reach the center). To reach the city center, Taxis are available any time (about 6-8 EURO). Recommended are the bus no. 8 and the trolleybus no. 5 (one ticket – 2 LEI). The payment is recommended to be made in the official Romanian currency – LEI (1 EURO = about 4.55 LEI). Currency exchange offices are available in the airport.
Participants travelling from other European countries have a large range of alternative choices, flying directly from London-Luton, Paris, Rome, Munchen, Koln, Wien,etc. to Cluj Napoca or via Bucharest. Many airlines have flights connecting Cluj-Napoca, e.g. TAROM, Lufthansa, Wizzair, Blue Air. For information about flight schedules, please search www.tarom.ro or www.wizzair.com or www.lufthansa.de
For non-European participants, the best choice is to fly to Bucharest Otopeni and then on to Cluj.
Arrival at the railway station
The Cluj-Napoca railway station has services to major cities in Romania (Bucharest or Timisoara, Sibiu, Oradea) and to the International railway network via Vienna-Budapest-Oradea. For details about train schedules, see http://www.cfrcalatori.ro/
Arrival by car
Cluj-Napoca is connected to western European countries via Hungary by European road E60 and highways. Travel times are about 9 hours from Vienna and about 6 hours from Budapest.
Holders of an Identity card or passport from any EU country, the US and many others do not need a visa to enter Romania. Visas are required by citizens of several other countries. Lists of countries whose citizens do require a visa are given on www.mae.ro
Participants who are not EU citizens must have a valid passport, and they should check with the Romanian embassies or consulates in their respective countries. If a visa is required to enter Romania, it is better to obtain it in advance at the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in your own country. Visas can be obtained at customs on arrival, but this may cost more and formalities may take some time.
Letters of invitation. If you need an official invitation, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A letter of invitation does not imply any financial support from the symposium organizers.
The official language of the conference is English.
Local time. Romania is on East European time zone; local time is 2 hours ahead of GMT and 1 hour ahead of most European countries.
Money and Banking
Local currency: The Romanian currency is the LEU, plural LEI. All cash payments must be made in the local currency. In order to get acquainted with our currency, please visit the National Bank site at:http://www.bnr.ro/Home.aspx. 1 Euro = 4.5 lei
Changing money: currency exchange & bank cards. All major credit cards are accepted. ATMs are readily available in the town.
You may exchange cash (preferably Euro, English pounds, or US dollars) in all the banks (open 9.00 – 17.00) or Exchange offices (some of them open 24h). Please note that in most small shops and at the local market, only cash payments are accepted. It is not recommended use change facilities at the airport since less good exchange rates are offered.
The international code for Romania is 40; in order to make an international call from Romania you must dial 00 followed by country code and number. Romania is well covered by mobile phone operators (the main ones are Orange and Vodafone) and if you come from Europe you will be able to use your mobile phone.
Electricity: 220 V, 50Hz. Standard 2-pin European plugs are used in Romania.
Cluj – Napoca has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, is not usually windy and has average humidity. The weather in September is generally pleasant and sunny. Temperatures are typically 15 -20° C in the day and 4 -10° in the night. Be prepared for the possibility of rain.