is one of the largest cities in western Romania. Frequently referred to as "Little Vienna," Timisoara is home to museums, art galleries, three National Theaters and a vibrant nightlife. In 2023, the city will be the European Capital of Culture. A progressive place, Timisoara was the first city in Europe and second in the world after New York, to use electricity to illuminate its public streets.
Timisoara is one of the most important educational centers in Romania. The city hosts several universities: West University of Timisoara (WUT) is the main higher education institution and research center in Western Romania. Its community comprises roughly 15000 students and over 700 academic staff. The Polytechnical University of Timisoara, an advanced research and education university, is one of the Romanian schools with a long-standing tradition, recognized both at the national and international level. The 10 faculties of the university provide study programs for over 13500 students in all forms of higher education.
Timisoara has a very strong IT community, with various events and meetups, educational initiatives, startup programs all making a common effort to make things happen.
The city has a very good connection to the rest of Europe; one highway leads straight to Vienna and there are various low-cost flights that depart and land at Timisoara International Airport.
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