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The Chinese University of 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 (starting in 2012-13), and Wu Yee Sun (starting in 2012-13). 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.
for a map of the campus (PDF format
), which indicates the location of all GRC-related activities.
CUHK Campus Transportation and Campus Map
Arrival and Check-In
It is anticipated that attendees will arrive/check-in on Sunday afternoon between 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm. Arrivals after the GRC office closes at 8:00 pm on Sunday must plan to make alternative housing arrangements for the night.
for a map which shows how to get to the check-in location once you have arrived at the campus. It is recommended that those arriving by taxi print this map to indicate the proper drop off location to the driver.
The Meeting Room and Poster Area
GRS science sessions are held in Lecture Theatre 7, 2/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park.
GRC science sessions are held in Lecture Theatre 2, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park.
Poster Sessions and Socials are held in the 2/F Activity Rooms of the College.
On-Site Housing and Facilities
GRC attendees are housed in air conditioned dormitories at CW Chu College on the CUHK campus. Bed linens and a towel are provided in each room. Bathrooms are shared with other attendees and kitchenettes and common areas are available on each floor.
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 at the entrance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 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 CW Chu College. Vegetarian entrees are available at all meals. Kosher meals and special restricted diet meals are available if requested in advance of the meeting.
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.
The site is fully handicapped accessible.
The fitness room at CW Chu College will be available for participant use. Hiking trails are also easily accessible from campus.
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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 tab above for more information regarding transportation options.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board web site also offers helpful information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.