Romania, in the southeast of Europe, has been a member state of the EU since 2007. The conference site Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as Cluj, is the urban center of the Romanian district of Transylvania and the fourth most populous city in Romania. Located in the Someșul Mic River valley, with over 400.000 inhabitants, it is placed geographically, economically, historically and culturally in the heart of this Transylvanian historic region. Among many universities and academic institutions, it hosts the country’s largest university, the Babeș-Bolyai University with more than 40.000 students. The presence of a total of more than 80.000 students makes the city a vibrant cultural and social center of this region of Europe.
The continental climate dominates in Cluj and is influenced by the proximity of the Carpathian Mountains and the Transylvanian hills. During summer, the average temperature is approximately 18 °C and sometimes reaches 35 °C or even 40 °C. The average precipitation and humidity are low during this period of the year.
A wide variety of birds can be found in “Al. Borza” Cluj- Botanical Garden, which has been recently designated as the place with the highest bird diversity in Cluj. The city has also a number of parks, of which the largest is the Central Park.
photo: Konrád Zelina
The conference language will be English.