ICVL 2018

Venue and Travel - Accommodation

Welcome to Romania! - http://romaniatourism.com

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.

Alba Iulia, ROMANIA - Europe

Location of Conference: The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering - "December 1st 1918" University of Alba Iulia
Address: Street Unirii no. 15-17, Alba Iulia, 510009, Alba Iulia, ROMÂNIA

ALBA IULIA - ROMANIA (Physical Map) - General Information, Location: Central Romania, County: Alba

About The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, "December 1st 1918" University of Sibiu

The Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering is one of the five faculties "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, being also the youngest of faculties, established by the HG. 580/2014.

The Mission of the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering aims at quality education student centered, scientific and applied research, and a broad opening towards the local and regional business environment. The Faculty currently has approx. 700 students in the day-to-day education classes at the 5 master's specializations: Computer Science, Informatics - English Language, Applied Electronics, Land Measurements and Cadastre, Environmental Engineering and two master's specializations: Advanced Programming and Databases, Systems Information Cadastral and Real Estate Management.

ALBA IULIA and The Citadel (Cetatea Alba Iulia)

Short history:

  • One of the oldest settlements in Romania, known in ancient time as Apulum, Alba Iulia served as the largest military and economic center during the Roman occupation. Temples, mosaics, thermae and statues, amphitheaters, the governor's palace "Daciarum Trium" – all rendered the original Dacian Apulul as the miniature copy of the mother Rome.
  • An Episcopal citadel and an important political, military and cultural center, Alba Iulia reached its peak between 1542-1690, serving as the capital of the independent Principality of Transylvania and the residence of the Transylvanian princes.
  • In 1599, Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave) achieved here for a brief period of time the union of the three main provinces of Romania: Walachia, Transylvania, and Moldavia. The town later became an important printing centre. Nowadays the local universities continue the tradition of the old academic schools
  • The peasant revolt led by Horea, Closca and Crisan, executed on February 28, 1785 on the Pitchfork Hill (Dealul Furcii) turned the city into a symbol of the fight for justice and freedom.

It was here that on December 1st 1918 the province of Transylvania announced its unification with Romania. In 1922 Prince Ferdinand was crowned King of Romania in an act which mirrored the union achieved more than four centuries earlier by Mihai Viteazul.

Alba means white and comes from the time when the Slavics called the settlement Belgrade ("White Castle"). Iulia comes from the name of Romanian Prince Gelu (Iulius in Latin) who ruled over the land around Alba Iulia during the 10th century. The Habsburgs tried to impose the name Alba Carolina (Karlsburg) in honor of the emperor Charles VI. In 1918 the town became once again Alba Iulia.

The most important tourist sites :

  • In the old town visitors can stroll along the wide, tree-lined streets of the Habsburg citadel, one of the most impressive in Europe, to discover the historical, cultural and architectural places of interest of Alba Iulia: the Roman Catholic Cathedral – the oldest and most valuable monument of architecture in Transylvania., the Batthyaneum Library, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Reunification, the Babilon Building – housing the National Museum of Unification, the Union Hall, the Apor Palace, the Princely Palace, and the University of Alba Iulia.
  • For those interested in natural attractions and outdoor adventures, Alba Iulia is a good starting point for exploring the Apuseni and Retezat parks.

The Citadel (Cetatea Alba Iulia)

The Alba Iulia citadel, designed by Italian architect Giovanni Morando Visconti, was built between 1716 and 1735, using the Vauban military architectural system—the largest of this kind in Southeastern Europe. The fortress is outstanding both for its architectural elements and for the beauty of its six gates, unique in European military structures. Doubtless the artists, sculptors Johann Koning, Johan Vischer and Giuseppe Tencalla, had been inspired by ancient mythology.

Alba IuliaAbout 7.2 miles of ramparts made of brick and quarry stones form a seven-point star shape with seven bastions (Eugene of Savoia, St. Stefan, The Trinity, St. Michael, St. Carol, St. Capistrano and St. Elisabeth) guarded by six monumental gates.

The gates, valuable samples of early baroque style, have served as a model for 18th century Transylvanian architecture.

Ref.: http://romaniatourism.com/alba-iulia.html

By plane to Alba Iulia

Air Transportation

Alba Iulia does not have a local airport. The closest airports are located in:

Sibiu (SBZ) - www.sibiuairport.ro / 44 miles southeast
Cluj Napoca (CLJ) - www.airportcluj.ro / 62 miles north
Targu Mures (TGM) - www.targumuresairport.ro / 75 miles northeast

By Car

The recommended route from Bucharest to Alba Iulia is:
Bucharest – Pitesti – Ramnicu Valcea – Sibiu – Alba Iulia (E81)

The fastest route from Budapest (Hungary) to Alba Iulia is:
Budapest – Debrecen – Bors – Oradea – Alba Iulia (E60)

By Train

Alba Iulia - main train station
(Gara Alba Iulia)Address: Blvd. Ferdinand Telephone: 0258 812.967

The railways station is located about a mile southeast of Alba Iulia Citadel.
There are a few direct trains from Romania's main cities to Alba Iulia;

Hotels in Alba Iulia

RECOMMENDATION (more - http://www.travelro.ro/hoteluri-alba-iulia.html):
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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

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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.