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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin
New Territories
Hong Kong
China

Note: Contact information for the GRC site office will be included here when conferences are in session at this site.

About the Site

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world with over 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, of whom 3,000 come from regions outside Hong Kong.

Of all Hong Kong universities, CUHK is the only one that offers a college experience. The college system encourages intimate interaction among teachers, students and alumni. There are currently nine Colleges in CUHK, namely Chung Chi, New Asia, United, Shaw, Morningside, S.H. Ho, Lee Woo Sing, C.W. Chu, and Wu Yee Sun. Each college is distinctive, but together they shape the character of the University. CUHK's beautiful 137.3-hectare campus, overlooking Tolo Harbour, is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong.

Click here for a map of the campus (PDF format), which indicates the location of all GRC-related activities.

Arrival and Check-In

It is anticipated that attendees will arrive/check-in on Sunday afternoon between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Check-in will take place at the GRC Site Office located at Yuen Foundation Room, G01, G/F, Maurice R. Greenberg Building, Morningside College. Arrivals after the GRC Site Office closes at 8:00 pm on Sunday must plan to make alternative housing arrangements for the night. Both on-site and off-site attendees arriving beyond the GRC Site Office hours should contact the GRC conference staff on the following day for registration.

Getting to Morningside College, CUHK

By Taxi: Attendees who will take taxi are recommended to show this campus map with the driving route within the campus to Morningside College to indicate the proper drop off location to the driver.

By Airport Bus: Take airport bus route number A41 from the airport to Sha Tin Central Station. The bus runs from 06:00 to 24:00 at 20-minute intervals. The bus ride takes about 70 minutes. You will need to take either one of the following connecting modes of transportation from Sha Tin Central Station to CUHK:

  • Taxi: Take a taxi from Sha Tin Central Station to the University. It will take about 15 minutes. Please refer to the campus map showing the driving route to Morningside College.
  • MTR Train: The MTR train station is situated above the bus station. Take the train to the University Station (second stop from Sha Tin for the Lo Wu direction). The train runs every five to 10 minutes from 06:00 to 24:00. The train ride takes about 10 minutes. Leave at Exit A upon reaching University Station. You may either walk from the train station to Morningside College (walking route) or take the CUHK bus [Bus stop: Univ. Sports Centre] and walk up to the Morningside College. Please note that limited CUHK bus services will be provided on Sunday.

CUHK Campus Transportation and Walking Route

The Meeting Room and Poster Area

Scientific sessions are held in Lecture Theatre 2, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park.

Poster sessions are held in G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park.

Social functions are held in the Small Hall, LG1, Maurice R. Greenberg Building, Morningside College.

On-Site Housing and Facilities

GRC attendees are housed in air-conditioned dormitories at Morningside College on the CUHK campus. Bed linens, towels, bathroom slippers and a hair dryer are provided in each room. Bathrooms are shared with other attendees and kitchenettes and common areas are available on each floor. Shared bathrooms will be cleaned on a regular basis.

The site cannot accommodate children under 12. Attendees traveling with children should make hotel arrangements for their families at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin, which is located next to the University MTR station, or other nearby hotel. Please see the "Off-Site Housing" tab for more information.

CUHK is a smoke-free campus. Animals are not permitted on site.

Dining Area and Meals

All meals will be served in the air-conditioned Dining Hall at Morningside College. Vegetarian entrees are available at all meals but Kosher and Halal meals will not be available. A canteen providing Halal food is available on campus and please find more details at here. Conferees may arrange the food at their own cost.

Internet, Phone and Computer Access

There is wireless Internet access throughout the campus.

Free Wireless Internet service provided by the Government of the HKSAR is also available (SSID: "GovWiFi") at the airport, some public premises and designated tourist spots in town.

Mobile phone users: GSM 900, PCS 1800, CDMA and WCDMA networks are widely available in Hong Kong. Local SIM cards can be purchased at the Airport or in most convenience stores. No SIM card will be available for purchase at the conference site.

There is no regional code for Hong Kong. Please add +852 to a Hong Kong number when dialing from overseas.

Handicapped Accessibility

The site is fully handicapped accessible.

On-Site Recreation

The fitness room at Morningside College will be available for participant use. Hiking trails are also easily accessible from campus.

Other Information

Time Zone

GMT + 8

Getting around Hong Kong

Visitors can get around Hong Kong by different modes of transportation including MTR (subway), bus, minibus, ferry, tram or taxi. See the Travel Info menu link above for more information regarding transportation options.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board web site also offers helpful information.

Weather

The Hong Kong Observatory provides a useful 7-day forecast. Hong Kong enjoys a generally sub-tropical climate. June, July and August are hot and humid. Heavy rain storms are common throughout the day. Temperatures range from 26°C to 33°C (78°F to 91°F). Humidity can rise above 86% and can remain high in the evenings.

Summer is also typhoon season in Hong Kong. A severe tropical storm or approaching typhoon may cause heavy wind and rain. Please note that Hong Kong has a quality advance-warning system and should a severe weather or typhoon warning be put in place during the meeting, GRC staff will notify participants immediately. In case of a typhoon warning or severe weather, click here for more information regarding program scheduling.

Recommended clothing: Dress at GRC and GRS events is casual. Short sleeves, cotton or linen clothes, rain jacket and umbrella are recommended. A light sweater or jacket for air-conditioned indoor venues may be useful. A hat and a pair of sun glasses for outdoor activities are also recommended.

Voltage

The electrical outlet used in Hong Kong is the Type G UK and the voltage is 220 volts/50 Hz AC. Three-rectangular pin plugs are the norm. Foreign appliances may require an adapter/transformer.

HK electrical outlet

Currency

The legal tender in Hong Kong is Hong Kong dollars (HKD) which is directly linked to US dollars (USD) at a rate of USD 1 to approximately HKD 7.8. Foreign currencies can be exchanged to Hong Kong dollars at the airport, banks, hotels or money-changers locally.

Water

Tap water in Hong Kong satisfies the United Nations World Health Organization standards. However, bottled or boiled water is recommended for drinking rather than tap water. Bottled water is widely available in supermarkets and convenience stores in town, and catering outlets at the conference site.

Insurance

Visitors are recommended to purchase appropriate travel insurance before coming to Hong Kong. GRC and CUHK are not responsible for any kind of personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage encountered by conferees during their stay in Hong Kong.

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