Europe - Romania - Iasi

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Travel directions

You can reach Iasi:

  • By plane: the closest airport is Iasi International Airport, located about 15 km from the hotels and university campus. The airport is operated by:
    1. TAROM, from Bucharest; please consult the timetable of TAROM at http://www.tarom.ro/.
    2. CARPATAIR, via Timisoara, from Vienna, Roma, Torino, Munchen, Stuttgart (and others); please consult http://www.carpatair.com/
    3. AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, via Vienna; please consult http://www.aua.com/
    4. MALEV, via Budapest; please consult http://www.malev.com/
  • Downtown hotels and the conference location can be reached from the Iasi Airport within 30 min, by car. A taxi ride is about 30 RON (7 €).
  • By train: please consult http://www.infofer.ro/.
  • By car: plan your trip using ViaMichelin.


About the city

Information about the host city of Iasi are available at http://www.iasi.ro/about.html, http://www.turism-iasi.ro.

Universities in Iasi: the University "Al.I. Cuza" (the oldest university in Romania, founded in 1860), the "Gh. Asachi" Technical University, the "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the "Ion Ionescu de la Brad Agronomical University, the "George Enescu" Academy of Art., the Catholic Theological Institute.

Iasi is the most important historical, economic, and cultural center in Northeast Romania. The archaeological researches have discovered in this area traces of the ancient Culture of Cucuteni, flourishing about 5000 years ago.

The city of Iasi was first mentioned in documents in the 14th century, during the reign of Alexandru cel Bun. The name of Iasi City is bound up with the so-called "golden period" of the Romanian culture. At the beginning of the 19th century, here was established the first high education school in Romanian. In 1860 Al.I.Cuza founded, in Iasi, the first university within Romania.

Many Romanian personalities lived, studied, worked and created in Iasi. The city is well known as a major cultural city.