eLiberatica 2009 at University Politehnica of Bucharest.

University Politehnica of Bucharest

University Politehnica of Bucharest

About Bucharest City

The City of Bucharest is situated in S-SE Romania, on the rivers Dâmboviţa and Colentina. Being at the Orient's gates, the city became the capital city of Valahia in 1698 and grew rapidly in the peaceful times of the 18th century. Between the two world wars, the elegant architecture, the bourgeois lifestyle as well as the mixture of western and eastern influences made it gain its name of "Little Paris".

We are inviting you to visit the well documented page we prepared for eLiberatica 2008 where you can find detailed information and useful links about this amazing place named Bucharest: Day life and nightlife

Useful information for foreign guests

Entry visa: Member of the European Union since 1st of January 2007, Romania doesn't require entry visas for citizens of EU-member states and for North Americans (USA and Canadian citizens). For more information, please visit your country's Embassy website or one of the following links:

  • List of the states which citizens can travel to Romania without a visa (document on the official site of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - visa information ("Ministerul Afacerilor Externe Român")

Currency: Leu (RON) ("lei" - plural) is the national currency.
In few years, once the complete EU integration is achieved, Romania is expected to adopt the Euro currency.
All banks are providing currency exchange services (most foreign visitors will rather go to a bank than a shady exchange office).

Foreign currency, credit cards: The most widely used foreign currencies are the Euro and the US dollar. There are countless exchange houses in Bucharest, as well as ATM machines which can be used without problems in case you have a credit/debit card with you. The most commonly used are Visa, MasterCard and American Express, which are accepted in most hotels, rent-a-car companies and restaurants. We advise you, though, to check in advance.


University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) is the most important technical university in Romania. Its traditions are connected to the founding of the first higher technical school in 1818 by Gheorghe Lazar.

With more than 180 years of existence, UPB represents one of the fundamental and prestigious institutions of Romanian higher education, being the main source for the technical specialists of Romania. Illustrious personalities such as Gogu Constantinescu, Elie Carafoli, Costin D. Nenitescu, known world-wide by the scientific community, were professors at the "POLITEHNICA".


Splaiul Independentei 313, Bucharest
060042, ROMANIA

University - Campus Map

Rectorat - eLiberatica Site Map

Dress code

The organizers have no special requirements as far as dressing is concerned, but they suggest a decent outfit. For special events like "Networking and Freedom Party", we also expect the participants to dress accordingly.


Security will be high throughout the duration of the conference. Having an identity document with a picture of you is mandatory at registration. You are kindly asked to bear the badge you will receive at registration at all time during the conference.

Communications services and Internet: both fixed and mobile telephony, as well as Internet connections are very well developed throughout the country; usage of the mobile phones is very common and most of the hotels, but also other public spots offer Internet connections.

Bucharest Transportation: during last years, significant improvements and developments in the city's transportation and road infrastructure have been made. Bucharest has an well developed underground transportation system which meets the modern standards. Yet, surface transportation still tends to be overcrowded, therefore we advise our guests willing to travel inside the city to use either the subway or a taxi service.