A new crayfish species was discovered by a teacher at the West University of Timisoara. After more than 10 years of research, Mr. Lucian Parvulescu, Ph.D. associate professor at the Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, discovered a new species of crayfish.
The species is called Bihorean Crayfish and lives only in Romania, in the Apuseni Mountains. Thus, the sixth European crayfish species has been confirmed by the international community. Experts approve that the Bihorean Crayfish has unique features unknown so far and it has been introduced into the International Catalog of Animal Species.
Until now, only 5 crayfish species have been known in Europe. Due to the discovery of our colleague, teacher at the Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, the number of identified species increased by 20%.

The ExperimentariumTM Laboratory is an interactive presentation center of physical phenomena resulting from the partnership between two prestigious universities in Timisoara: the West University of Timisoara and the Polytechnic University of Timisoara.
ExperimentariumTM aims to make science more visible, tangible and accessible through learning methods synthesized under the motto "Experience yourself". The tools and experiments proposed allow participants to become active explorers, increasing confidence in their own ability to understand how the universe works. The Center has over 100 experiments in various fields of physics and technology.