ICVL 2016

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: Department of Informatics, University of CRAIOVA - Faculty of Sciences
Address: Blvd. Al. I. Cuza 13, Craiova 200585, Dolj, ROMÂNIA

CRAIOVA - ROMANIA (Physical Map) - General Information, Location: Southern Romania, County: DOLJ (3D Map of Craiova - http://www.harta3d.ro/)

About University of Craiova, Faculty of Sciences

Bachelor’s programmes: Fields: Mathematics, specialisations:
Mathematics and Mathematics – Mathematical Informatics; Informatics, specialisation: Informatics; Chemistry, specialisations: Chemistry and Technological Biochemistry; Environmental Science, specialisations: Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Physics; Physics, specialisations:Physics, Physical Informatics, Occupational Physics Master’s programmes: Applied Mathematics; Methods and Models in Artificial Intelligence; Applied Chemistry; Chemistry of Active Biological Compounds; Environmental Conservation; Materials Physics; Theoretical Physics. Doctoral Studies:Mathematics, Informatics, Chemistry, Physics.

About Craiova

Craiova 2021, City candidate for European Capital of Culture

A total of 14 Romanian cities were in the race for the European Capital of Culture 2021, but only four remained in the race. Bucharest, Baia Mare, Cluj-Napoca, and Timisoara are on the shortlist of candidate cities - www.romania-insider.com.

  • The name is probably of Bulgarian or Serbian origin, due to historical autochthonous minorities in the area.
  • The city is situated approximately in the center of Oltenia, at a distance of 227 km from Bucharest and 68 km from the Danube.
  • Craiova lies on the ruins of ancient Geto-Dacian city called Pelendava, dating from 400-350 BC. The settlement is mentioned in Tabula Peutingeriana map commissioned by Caracalla, the Roman Emperor, and completed by Alexander Severus during year 225.
  • The evolution of Craiova occurs in the context of the overall development of the Romanian Country during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
  • Wallachian Prince Mihai Viteazu - who served as the ban (military governor) of Craiova and achieved the first unification of the three Romanian principalities in 1600
  • the world-famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi - who studied at the Craiova Art School (Scola de Arte si Meserii) between 1894 - 1898 and carved his first sculptures here
Craiova-born Petrache Poenary (1799- 1875) - inventor of the first cartridge fountain pen.
- In 1913, the treaty of peace which ended the Balkan War,
treaty known in history as The Peace from Craiova, was signed here.
- The majority of train locomotives in Romania originated at the Electroputere workshops in Craiova.
- The bans had the right of coining money stamped with their own effigies,
hence the name of bani (centimes) in Romanian language.
- For those who want to find out more about the history and the traditions of this region we recommend a visit to the Oltenia Museum, housed in Baniei House (1699), the oldest non-religious building that exists in Craiova and one of the oldest lay buildings in the country.
- Art lovers should definitely not miss the Art Museum in Craiova, hosted in the Dinu Mihail Palace, built in the early 1900s in neo-classic style by a French architect.

By plane to CRAIOVA

Craiova Airport (TSR), Address: Str. Calea Bucuresti 325 Telephone: 0251 416.860 Web: www.aeroportcraiova.ro

Nearest airports to Craiova:

By train to CRAIOVA

Craiova - main train station (Gara Craiova) Address: Str. Dacia. The train station is located about half a mile northeast of the city centre.

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

There are daily trains with service from Craiova to:
Bucharest (3 hours), Brasov (6 - 8 hours - via connecting service), Cluj Napoca (8 - 10 hours - connecting service)
Sibiu (4 - 7 hours), Sighisoara (8 - 11 hours - connecting service), Timisoara ( 5 hours), Targu Jiu (1 1/2 - 3 hours)

To check the latest train schedules for domestic routes please visit the website of the Romanian Railways: www.cfrcalatori.ro

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

Recommended hotels in Craiova:


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.