GENERAL INFORMATION

ARRIVING TO ARAD

By air:

Arad can be accessed from either Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport or Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport. Shuttle buses will be available from both airports. Information on shuttle buses will be sent to registered participants by email after July 15.

Ferenc Liszt International Airport (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP) is the international airport of Budapest, serving Hungary and partly the surrounding regions. It offers international connections within Europe, but also to North America and to the Middle and Far East.

Traian Vuia International Airport (IATA: TSR, ICAO: LRTR) is an international airport serving Timișoara and Western Romania. It is the third-busiest Romanian airport in terms of air traffic, having direct connections to Frankfurt, Munich, London, Charleroi, Madrid, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Bari and other European cities.

By car:

Arad is located in Western Romania about 50 km from the Hungarian border. The A1 motorway (connected to Hungarian motorways M43 and M5) leads to Arad from Western Europe. A moderate fee (ROVINIETA) has to be paid for the usage of main roads in Romania.

By train:

The Main Railway Station is conveniently situated close to the center of the city. There are direct train connections between Arad and Bucharest, Timișoara, Budapest or Vienna.

 

ABOUT ROMANIA

With almost 20 million inhabitants, Romania is the seventh most populous member state of the European Union. Having an area of 238,397 square kilometres, it borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia and Moldova. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, while Arad is the twelfth in the list of cities in Romania and the third in the Western part of the country, as ordered by population.

Romania has a temperate continental climate, with an expected daily mean of 16.5°C in September in the region of Arad.

 

ABOUT “VASILE GOLDIS” WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF ARAD
In its 26 years of existence, “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad has become a regional fortress of education, science and culture. The six faculties of the “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Juridical Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Computer Science and Engineering and Faculty of Social Sciences, Humanities and Physical Education and Sports – provide training in a wide variety of study programs on all levels (BSc, MSc and PhD) of university studies. Besides, the University operates the Institute of Life Sciences, which is a science center specialized in biomedical research.

 

CURRENCY

The currency unit is Romanian leu (plural: lei, code: RON) subdivided into 100 bani.

1 EUR ≈ 4.65 RON

1 USD ≈ 3.80 RON

Most foreign currencies can be easily exchanged either in banks or in private exchange offices. Foreign currency (cash) is not accepted in shops. Cash withdrawal machines, restaurants, car rental agencies and most shops accept all major credit cards.

 

ELECTRICITY

230 V, 50 Hz, European-type of plugs (type C/F, two pins)

 

USE OF TELEPHONES

Romania has a modern telephone network of mobile phones with the possibility to receive and make direct international calls from anywhere in the country. Romania’s country code is 40.

 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER

The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Romania.