ICVL 2015

Venue and Travel - Accommodation

Welcome to Romania! - http://www.studyinromania.gov.ro

Romania is situated in the South-Eastern part of Central Europe and shares borders with Hungary to the North-West, Serbia to the South-West, Bulgaria to the South, the Black Sea to the South-East, Ukraine to the East and North and the Republic of Moldova to the East.


Location of Conference: West University of TIMISOARA, Faculty of Matematics and Computer Science,
Address: Blvd. V. Pârvan 4, Timişoara 300223, Timiş, ROMÂNIA ROMÂNIA

TIMISOARA - ROMANIA (Physical Map) - General Information, Location: Western Romania, County: TIMISOARA (3D Map of Timisoara - http://www.harta3d.ro/)

About West University of Timisoara

"Today WUT offers an effervescent intellectual environment which stimulates Timisoara_West_Universityindividual achievements, teamwork and interdisciplinarity both to those who want to provide knowledge, innovate or perform in the field of research and artistic creativity and to those who are looking forward to joining our bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or postdoctoral programs. The WUT charter, the advanced scientific research, and education are the components of our university’s mission.I welcome you to the West University of Timișoara if you want to be part of our project and I invite you to join our effort to consolidate an institution which has the mission statement: integrity, dynamism, and academic vision".
Rector, Professor Marilen PIRTEA, Ph. D.

About Timișoara

  • The first record of the city of Timisoara, built on the site of an ancient Roman fortress called Castrum Regium Themes, dates back to 1212.
  • Over the years, Timisoara, the largest city in western Romania, has been influenced by many cultures. The Romans used it as an important crossroads fortress until the Tatars destroyed it in the 13th century. Conquered by Turkish armies in 1552, Timisoara remained under their protection until 1718 when the region of Banat came under Austrian rule for two centuries.
  • Timisoara later became a vital commercial and manufacturing town. Turks, Austrians, Germans and Serbs all left their mark and their influence can be seen in neighborhoods throughout the city even today.
  • Timisoara was the first European city to introduce horse-drawn trams (in 1869) and electrical street lighting (in 1889);
  • Timisoara was built on a swamp; the Metropolitan Cathedral has 5000 oaks supports underneath it;
  • Johnny Weissmuller, Hollywood's original Tarzan, was born here.
  • Memorial Museum of the 1989 Revolution (Muzeul Revolutiei) Address: Str. Emanuil Ungureanu 8 (behind Piata Unirii)
The First ...
- 1718: first brewery in Romania
- 1823-1826: mathematician Janos Bolya-in while he was in garrison Timisoara, designed noneuclidian geometry
- 1825: first paved road in Romania
- 1884: first city in Europe with electric lighting
- 1899 first electric tram in Romania
- 1920: was founded Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara
- 1961 was built MECIPT computer - Car Electronics Computing of the Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara (1957: the first Romanian computer, CIFA 1 Bucharest; 1963: DACICC calculator developed by the Institute of Computing Academy, Cluj-Napoca)
- 1989: The first free town in Romania (Romanian revolution beginning)
- 2001: The first heart surgery - laser in Romania
- 2003: premiere in Romania on the use system for paying taxes through Internet
- 2009: won the Nobel Prize for Literature Herta Müller who lived in Timisoara
  • Free admission - The Memorial Museum exhibits uniforms of Romanian militia and military, written testimonies of witnesses and participants in the Revolution, official and personal documents, an audio-visual archive, a library and a collection of newspapers. A video charting the rise and fall of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu may be shown on request.

By plane to TIMISOARA

Traian Vuia International Airport (TSR), Address: Str. Aeroport 2, Tel: 0256 493.639, Email: office@aerotim.ro, Web: www.aerotim.ro

The airport is located six miles from the city centre. Taxis are readily available outside the arrivals area. Bus #26 offers service to the city centre, with stops at Piata Badea Cartan and Hotel Continental.

Airlines with service to Timisoara:

  • Austrian Airlines – www.aua.com , Direct flights from/to: Vienna
  • Lufthansa – www.lufthansa.com Direct flights from/to: Munich
  • Tarom – www.tarom.ro Direct flights from/to: Bucharest
  • WizzAir - www.wizzair.com Direct flights from/to: France (Paris); Germany (Dortmund); Italy (Bologna, Milan, Rome, Venice); Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia); UK (London/Luton)

By train to TIMISOARA

Timisoara North - main train station (Gara Timisoara Nord), Address: Str. Garii 2 (one mile from downtown) Tel: 0256 491.696

There are daily trains from/to Budapest (approximate journey time - 5 hours), and Vienna (approximate journey time - 8 ½ hours). Trains to other western European cities run via Budapest.

For the list of international trains with service to/from Romania please visit:


BUCHAREST, Romania's largest city and capital,is today a bustling metropolis (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris") .
Bucharest - ROMANIA (Physical Map) - General Information, Location: Central Romania, County: Bucharest (3D Map of Bucharest - http://www.harta3d.ro/)

The University of Bucharest is an influential player within the community of Romanian higher education and research. It plays its part in a global intellectual community working towards protecting and reinforcing academic values, as well as towards promoting diversity and international collaboration. Being one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Romania, it bears both the responsibility and the obligation to be a pioneer and a model. In its 150 years of existence, the University of Bucharest has gained solid national and international prestige, being the first Romanian academic institution in the top 600 universities in the world. The main objective of the University of Bucharest is offering higher-quality educational services and research activities, maintaining competitive standards at an international level, and manifesting a continuous concerning for ensuring quality,contributing to the development of the Romanian Society and its European integration.
Mission of University of Bucharest

University of Bucharest-CentreThe University of Bucharest offers numerous study programs, from BA to PhD, as well as lifelong learning programs. At the same time, it constantly collaborates with more than 100 prestigious universities from 40 different countries. All programs are accredited or authorized. The degrees granted by the University of Bucharest are recognized in most countries of the world. The University of Bucharest is a comprehensive university, oriented towards natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The number of faculties is almost equal on each of these domains.

The strategy of the University of Bucharest emphasizes international co-operation as an essential part of the University’s core activities.

Bucharest-Revolution Square

Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei)-"The square gained worldwide notoriety when TV stations around the globe broadcasted Nicolae Ceausescu's final moments in power on December 21, 1989. It was here, at the balcony of the former Communist Party Headquarters, that Ceausescu stared in disbelief as the people gathered in the square below turned on him. He fled the angry crowd in his white helicopter, only to be captured outside of the city a few hours later. The square's importance stretches back long before the dramatic events of the 1989 Revolution. On the far side of the square stands the former Royal Palace, now home to the National Art Museum, the stunning Romanian Athenaeum and the historic Athenee Palace Hotel. At the south end of the square, you can visit the small, but beautiful, Kretzulescu Church." Source:  http://www.romaniatourism.com

By plane to Bucharest

0) By plane to Bucharest. The international airport is Henri Coanda Otopeni International Airport, in Bucharest. It offers daily connections with every major city of Europe ( http://www.otp-airport.ro/)

1) From airport to Bucharest. There are two ways to reach those from the airport:

a) Firstly by bus EXPRES 783 (the station is in front of the arrivals terminal) till Piata Universitatii or Piata Victoriei station.

b) By cabs, Fly Taxi, the official airport taxi carrier. The duration is between 30 and 50 minutes (depending on traffic).

Have a good travel!


For the list of international trains with service to/from Romania please visit:

Getting to Romania by Train

Traveling by train from other European countries to Romania takes from 6 hours (Budapest to Timisoara) to about 46 hours (London to Bucharest). Most train tickets allow several stopovers en route so train travel can be an affordable and relaxing way to include Romania in a European trip.


- Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel (*****), Str. Episcopiei nr. 1-3; Bucharest
- Ambasador Hotel (***), Bd. Gral. Gheorghe Magheru nr. 8-10; Bucharest
- Central Hotel (***), Str. Brezoianu nr. 13; Bucharest

- CISMIGIU Hotel, 4 stars - Bd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 38, Bucharest
- OPERA Hotel , 3 stars - Str. Brezoianu nr. 37, Bucharest
- VENETZIA Hotel, 3 stars - Piata Mihail Kogalniceanu, Bucharest

About CNIV and ICVL: Strong scientific events create and promote values

CNIV and ICVL are scientific events promoting innovative technologies and methodologies in education, research and lifelong improvement, both in the pre-university and university milieu, and in the economic sector, too. Structured and organized by European principles and International standards, the two projects promote implementation of modern ideas in the initial education and continuous training, encourage and promote teamwork and collaborative activities, scientific methods and experiments, creative thinking and intuition, arguing, and proving.