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The 31-st Congress on Molecular Spectroscopy (EUCMOS 2012) will be held between August 26 (Sunday) and 31 (Friday), 2012 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and it will be hosted by the Babeş-Bolyai University (Campus Economica).

The conference venue will be the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Campus Economica of the Babeş-Bolyai University, located in Str. Teodor Mihali, Nr.58-60, 400591, Cluj Napoca, Romania. The conference language will be English.

City

Settled along the Someş river, Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvr, Klausenburg) city is one of the most important academic, cultural and industrial centers in Romania. Considered to be the historic capital of Transylvania, the city is located in northwestern part of Romania and it is one of the most visited cities in the country.

The city spreads circle-wise from St. Michael's Church - built in 14th century - named after Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Cluj-Napoca.
The city is today one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial and business centers in Romania. Students count more than a third of the town's population. Among others, it hosts the largest university in the country,
Babeş-Bolyai University with more than 54000 students.

Many hotels and restaurants as well as museums, historical or archaeological monuments, galleries, botanical garden, shopping centers, banks or exchange offices are within walking distances from the conference site.

The climate in Cluj-Napoca is relaxing and refreshing due to a relatively constant temperature (winter average -1.9 oC, summer average 18.7 oC). During August, the ambient temperature varying normally between 25 - 35 oC.

More information about Cluj-Napoca and a digital map of the city can be found here: www.cluj4all.com/navigator/

Travel and transportation

Cluj Napoca can be reached by plane, train, bus or car.

By plane

Cluj-Napoca International Airport offers connections with several major cities of Europe.

However, in some cases could be convenient to come by plane to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest (see http://otp-airport.ro/index.php?) or via Budapest (see http://www.bud.hu/english )

By train

Cluj-Napoca has rail connections with every major city in Romania and the rest of Europe. The main railway station is placed near the center of Cluj-Napoca. (for more information see: www.raileurope.com and www.mersultrenurilor.ro )

Taxi

There are around 3000 cabs in Cluj-Napoca ; you can recognize them by the signs on the side doors and on the top. There are about 5 major cab companies: Nova Taxi, Taxi Napoca, Pro rapid, Diesel, Pritax, etc. Their cars are all equipped with taximeters and have about the same prices, posted in a visible place outside (under the lateral mirrors) and inside. You are charged 1.79 LEI for departure, 1.79 LEI/kilometer and 1.79 LEI/minute of idle time during daytime and 2.50 LEI/minute during the night or 17.00 LEI/hour. You will also be given a receipt.
There are some unregistered taxis, operating especially around the railway station and the airport. Try to avoid them, as they will charge you even three times the normal price.

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of the European Union. For non-EU citizens more information can be obtained from the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in your country. If you need a visa, a personal invitation letter may be necessary, which you can ask for from the Organizing Committee.

See more at: http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035

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