Academic Ranking of World Universities

2017-11-06 07:00:00
6th International Conference on World-Class Universities, 1-4 November, 2015, Shanghai, China

Practical Information

Participants requiring an entry visa to China are requested to apply for a tourist visa. If you need any assistance on applying visa, please email the Conference Secretariat.

October and November are among the most comfortable months in Shanghai. The daily high will be about 20 degrees Celsius. You can get weather information easily from the website of the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau:

The local time is Beijing Time (GMT + 8 hours). Business hours is from 9 am to 10 pm and office hours is from 9 am to 5 pm.

elects220V, 50Hz

Currency Exchange
RenMinBi (RMB) is the official currency in China, with a basic monetary unit yuan (¥). Current exchange rates are approximately: 1 US$ = 6.23¥; 1€ = 8.25¥.For detailed information about exchange rates between RMB and other currencies, please visit:

Credit Cards
Major credit cards are accepted in major shopping centers and hotels. Cash RMB can be withdrawn directly from your credit card from most ATM machines in Shanghai.

Taxi Services
Shanghai Da Zhong Taxi
Tel: 96822
Shanghai Qiang Sheng Taxi
Tel: 62580000

Telephone services
Inquiry: 114
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Medical Emergency: 120

Shanghai in brief
Shanghai, situated in the middle of China's east coast, is the gate to the Yangtze River Delta. Shanghai has a delightful climate, with four distinct seasons. The average temperature is 15.7 ℃. It is the largest economic and trade centre in the country and has a comprehensive industrial base. It is an international metropolis well known both at home and abroad. Shanghai Port is No.1 in China. It is an open city along the coast, as well as a famous historical and cultural city. Its total area is 6,341, of which the Pudong New Area occupies 523 The total population is over 13 million. Shanghai is easily accessible by air, land and sea, which renders tourists with fast, efficient and quality service.

Shanghai is an ideal "shopping paradise"; Nanjing Road, known as "China's No.1 Street", the reconstructed Huaihai Road, the Yuyuan Garden shopping and tourist area and Xujiahui Commercial Centre are packed with rows of shops arrayed with large collections of merchandise and are able to meet the various demands of domestic and foreign customers.

Shanghai is also a paradise for gourmets. There are over a thousand restaurants serving each of the 16 famous styles of Chinese food, such as Beijing, Sichuan, Guangdong, Yangzhou, Fujian, etc. Scattered through out the city are French, Russian, Italian, English, German, Japanese, Indian and other international cuisines, genuine Muslim and vegetarian restaurants.

Shanghai Cityguide website

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