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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer Schools

 

Course Location:

This course will operate in Suzhou, China. The lectures will be held at CSHA teaching facility in Worldhotel Grand Dushulake, while the lab teaching will operate in HUST-Suzhou Institute for Brainsmatics.
Worldhotel Grand Dushulake address: No. 299 Qiyue Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province 215123, China
HUST-Suzhou Institute for Brainsmatics address: Building C,The national Upgrading Support Programme(NUSP), 388 Ruoshui road,Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province 215000, China

 

 

Transportation to Course venue-Worldhotel Grand Dushulake:

From PVG (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)-120km

Option 1: Airport Shuttle (Recommend)

Step 1. Airport Shuttle

Get on at Exit of Bus Parking Area on 2nd Floor of Airport Building

Get off at Suzhou International Expo Center station(Chinese name: 博览中心站)

Ticket Fare: CNY 84

Duration: 2.5-3 Hours

Step 2. Taxi

Bus Station to the course venue

Fare: About CNY 30

Duration: Around 20 minutes

 

 

Option 2: Taxi

Fare: CNY 500-600

Duration: 2-2.5 Hours

Book Taxi Online:

http://www.meet-in-shanghai.net/travel-tips/traffic/taxi.php#shds02

 

 

Option 3: Railway (passport is a must)

STEP 1.  Go through Airport Bus line No. 5 from Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Railway Station

          Schedule:  06:30 - 23:00 (T1); 06:35 - 23:05 (T2)

Frequency: Every 20~30 minutes; Duration: About 80 minutes;

Ticket Fare: CNY 2- CNY 22 (Based on distance)

 

STEP 2.  Buy a train ticket to Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station which is nearer but with limited trains. Visitor can buy ticket directly from ticket window by providing the original passport.

 

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Railway Station

CNY 39.5 (2nd class); CNY 59.5 (1st Class); CNY 121.5(Business Class)

Duration: 20-30 minutes

 

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station

CNY 34.5(2nd Class); CNY 54.5(1st Class); CNY 107.5(Business Class)

Duration: around 37 minutes

 

Check the train schedule here

There’re 4 train stations in Suzhou, therefore please pay attention to the station name and make sure it’s the right one to go.

 

STEP 3.  By taxi from Suzhou Railway Station to the course venue

Fare: CNY 60-70

Duration:  Around 30 minutes

 

By taxi from Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station to the course venue

Fare: CNY 30-40

Duration:  Around 30 minutes
Transportation between Worldhotel Grand Dushulake(CSHA teaching facility) and HUST-Suzhou Institute for Brainsmatics: It is about 10 minutes' driving between this two sites, CSHA will arrange shuttle for faculty and students during the course, the shuttle schedule will follow.

 

  

From SHA (Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport)-80km

Option 1: Airport Shuttle (Recommend)

STEP 1. Airport Shuttle

Get on at east of the Parking Area opposite the exit of the Airport Building

Get off at Suzhou International Expo Center station

Ticket Fare: CNY 53

Duration: 1.5-2 Hours

 

STEP 2. Taxi

Suzhou International Expo Center station to the course venue

Fare: About CNY 30

Duration: Around 20 Minutes

 

Option 2: Taxi

Cost: CNY 300-400

Time: 1-1.5 Hours

 

Option 3: Railway (passport is a must)

There is a High speed train in SHA (HongQiao Airport) T2 building. About 10 minutes walk, please follow the airport sign.

 

STEP 1.Buy a train ticket from Hongqiao Railway Station (in T2 Building) to Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station. You can buy the ticket directly from ticket window by providing your original passport.

 

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Railway Station

CNY 25.5-39.5 (2nd class); CNY30.5- 59.5 (1st Class);

Duration: 25-50 minutes

 

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station

CNY 22.5-34.5(2nd Class); CNY 26.5-54.5(1st Class); CNY 107.5(Business Class)

Duration: 25-35 minutes

 

Check the train schedule here

There’re 4 train stations in Suzhou, therefore please pay attention to the station name and make sure it’s the right one to go.

 

STEP 2 Taxi

By taxi from Suzhou Railway Station to the course venue

Fare:  CNY 60-70

Duration:  Around 30 minutes

 

By taxi from Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station to the course venue

Fare: CNY 30-40

Duration:  Around 30 minutes


Transportation between Worldhotel Grand Dushulake(CSHA teaching facility) and HUST-Suzhou Institute for Brainsmatics:
It is about 10 minutes' driving between this two sites, CSHA will arrange shuttle for faculty and students during the course, the shuttle schedule will follow.

 

 

Housing:

All faculty and students will stay in Worldhotel Grand Dushulake, and the reservations will be made by Julin Xu, for faculty, please email your arrival/ departure dates to xu@cshl.edu after your travel plans are made, for students, kind reminder that CSHA will arrange two accepted students with same gender to share a twin-bed room, reservations will be made upon getting the acceptance from selected students and the hotel details & confirmation letters will be sent out after then.


Visa

To apply Chinese visa, please visit the official websites of Chinese Embassies (http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/2490/) for the application procedure, documents required and other relative information ( Kind reminder that your passport must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page). You’ll find the Chinese visa application form on our website, too. If you need a formal visa invitation letter of CSHA or the visa authorization letter issued by the local government, please contact xu@cshl.edu and provide us the following info WITH a scanned copy of your passport: full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, number of passport. We’ll respond to you ASAP. In addition, many countries have specialized travel agencies who can expedite the visa process, for instance: http://www.traveldocs.com/visas.htm, or http://visarite.com/. Please make sure to leave enough time (at least 1 month in advance) for your application.

 

Payments:

Payment link will be sent to accepted students after selections are made.