Situated in the North-West of Romania, in central Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca traces its origins back to the Dacian settlement of Napuca in the 2-nd century A.D. After the Roman take-over of Dacia, it was renamed Napoca and in 124 A.D., received the rank of "municipium". The name Cluj comes from Castrum Clus, first used in the 12-th century as the name of the citadel surrounding the city (Clus means "closed" in Latin and refers to the surrounding hills). Known as Klausenburg to the Germans and Kolozsvár to the Hungarians, Cluj became Cluj Napoca in the 1970s, when the communist regime added the name of the old Roman settlement to emphasize its Daco-Roman origin.

Cluj Napoca is the second most populous city in Romania (with 324,576 people) and the city with the largest percentage of student population (due to the six state and several private universities located here). Along with fine dining, excellent cultural activities, a wonderful historical legacy and a great atmosphere, the city is a good experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best.

This is a special year for Cluj-Napoca, since it has won the title of European Youth Capital of 2015.

Univers T

Hotel Univers T
53-55 Alexandru Vaida Voievod Street
Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Website : Univers T Hotel
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The TSS attendance fee includes accomodation, at this hotel. You do not need to make a reservation with the hotel.

Package Early Registration (before May 4th) Late Registration (after May 4th)
Students* 300 € 400 €
Industry Professional 600 € 800 €

* University membership required

Since all allocated rooms at Hotel UniversT are now booked, the organizers reserve the right to offer rooms at other, similar hotels in Cluj-Napoca.

The package of TSS 2015 includes:

  • 3 nights in shared double room (twin beds),
  • Meals and breakfasts: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (one with welcome reception) and 4 coffee breaks
  • The social event including transport
  • Access to Test Spring School facility
  • Free Wifi access

Welcome Reception and Dinner at the TSS Venue

Visit to the National Ethnographic Park "Romulus Vuia".

The Sunday afternoon (16:30) is reserved to the National Ethnographic Park "Romulus Vuia", situated at 6 km from the hotel. The visit will end with a traditional picnic. The Park exhibits in a green scenery with old traditional Romanian buildings, beautiful folk architecture monuments, folk installations, various craftsman workshops, wells, gateways, big wooden crosses and indoor textiles. Opened in 1936, the "Romulus Vuia" Park, was one of the first open-air ethnographic museums in Romania and in the world. Today it contains 121 sites with 338 monuments and over 50,000 artefacts. Among the oldest sites in the park are a Maramures household from 1775 and a wooden church from 1722.