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Why Cluj

Why is Cluj region and Cluj-Napoca city becoming a hot spot for investors in ICT? Why is Cluj-Napoca constantly attracting outsourcing activities?

As you can see in the table below, Cluj-Napoca facts reveal a city ready to bloom on the world’s ICT map. Cluj has a wealth of resources that enable the growth of this location: growing and educated labor pool, multicultural and multilingual community, a well established academic research and development center for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines and a renewing infrastructure. Cluj-Napoca is a historical core of Transylvania region’s economical and cultural development.

Nominated as European Youth Capital in 2015, Cluj-Napoca has also recently attracted several interesting titles and awards. According to KPMG and the Management Authority for the Regional operational Programme, Cluj-Napoca is the most attractive growth pole in Romania.

Cluj-Napoca. Facts.

Ranking: 2nd city in Romania
Location: NW, Heart of Transylvania
Population: 324,576 + cca. 100.000 students
Accessibility: International airport (26 EU and pan-EU destinations)
Academic center: 11 universities (UBB, UTCN)
IT Hub: + 300 IT companies
IT Center: 1st IT export hub of Romania
(78% of Romanian IT exports)
Software engineers: + 10000 (active)
ICT graduates: ~ 1000 students / year
R&D centers: ~ 200 research units and laboratories
Technology parks:  Tetarom I, II, III, IV
Innovation parks: Cluj Innovation City (240 ha)
Multiculturality: Romanian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, Italian, Serbian and Jewish communities
Multilingual education: Romanian, Hungarian, German, French, English languages study lines for humanities and STEM
Major Investors in ITC:  DE, UK, USA, NL, A, F, FI, SE

Cluj-Napoca Awards

European Youth Forum Cluj-Napoca, European Youth Capital in 2015
Eurostat Cluj-Napoca, the Capital of Tolerance, 2014
Cluj-Napoca, the Friendliest City in Europe, 2014
“Respire” Association and “We Demain” magazine Cluj-Napoca, the City with the Cleanest Air in Europe
Huffington Post Cluj-Napoca, the City that will Shake Up the Art World in the 21st Century
Forbes Romania Cluj-Napoca, Economic Capital of Transylvania, 2014
KPMG consulting company and the ManagementAuthority for the Regional operational Programme (AM POR)  Cluj-Napoca, the most attractive growth pole in Romania