Visitors guide

About Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca (KOLOZSVÁR in Hungarian) is built on the site of a Roman municipality, located on one of the main European routes, from Vienna to Bucharest. Located in a hilly area, the city spreads around the Someș River towards the surrounding hills.

The unofficial capital of Transylvania, the 2000-year-old Cluj-Napoca is one of the most vibrant cities in Romania. With a population of around 4000,000 people, out of which around 100,000 are college students, the city is bursting with energy the year round.

The architecture in the city center is reminiscent of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, while elements of modernism have now been added to give the city a modern, exciting feeling. The multi-ethnic and multi-cultural aspect can be traced almost anywhere; it is truly a place to express yourself.

There are lots of museums, parks, sport facilities and an internationally acclaimed Botanical Garden. Not to mention the countless cafes, restaurants, clubs and discos where one can have a great time, be it day or night. Dynamism and friendliness characterize everyday life. Opportunities to build a career, to start your own business, to enrich your knowledge or just to have a good time are within everyone’s reach.

Numerous public figures, renowned professors and scientists, artists and athletes as well as businesspersons have started their careers here. Their prized achievements stand proof to the city’s cultural values and intrepid spirit. Cluj-Napoca is truly a place where things are happening.

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Getting to Cluj-Napoca

Useful information

  • Currency: Romanian leu (RON) – Exchange rate
  • Weather information: Cluj-Napoca
  • Time zone: GMT+2
  • Emergency number: 112
  • Taxi number : Clima Taxi: +40264 943


  • Ask the assigned contact person responsible for your visit to make a reservation for you at the University guest house: Hotel Universitas
  • Reserve your accommodation at:

Contact person

  • For every visiting scholar we are assigning a contact person. Make sure to exchange contact info (especially phone numbers) and provide emergency contact info upon arrival.
  • Departmental coordinator for international affairs: Magda Illyés, PhD –
  • Faculty coordinator for international affairs: Daniel Andronache, PhD –
  • Head of department: Imre Péntek, PhD –
  • Vice dean: Rita Foris-Ferenczi, PhD –

Babes-Bolyai University – international cooperation