Located in the heart of Transylvania, in a picturesque area, Cluj-Napoca has a special charm, given by the 2000 years history, the geographical location and the people, because here, time flows differently, and the people take the time to say hello to each other, to walk between the boomed trees in the Botanical Garden, to watch the reflection of the sun beams in the twin buildings on the Mirror Street, to smile and to invite you to discover the local culture and traditions.
Ancient culture and civilization center, Cluj is known from Roman times, when it was named Napoca and became one of the main settlements of the Daco-Roman Province. Its importance was maintained in the medieval period when Cluj became part of the seven cities that gave the German name of Transylvania: Siebenburgen.
Today, Cluj-Napoca is the country’s second largest city, located in the center of Cluj County and covers an area of about 180 km2 on Somesul Mic and the Nadas Valley, with extensions on the secondary Valleys of Popesti, Chintau, Borhanci and Popii. In the south, it occupies the space of the upper terrace on the north side of Feleacu Hill. Surrounded on three sides by hills with heights between 500 and 700 meters, it has the appearance of a real fortress.
The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, an “Advanced Research and Education University” as awarded with the Order of the Ministry of National Education no 5262/September 5th 2011, is today a tertiary educational institution having both tradition and national and international recognition. The educational offer, aligned to the Bologna system, includes bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, as well as continuous training programs. The fields of study have a wide range, from engineering to architecture, fundamental sciences, socio-human sciences and arts.
Day trips to Valea Fizesului – “the Unknown Delta of Transylvania”, Banffy Castle – “the Versailles of Transylvania” and Nicula Monastery will be organized on Sept. 21, 2019.