East China Normal University, Shanghai

Street address for the Main Gate: 3663 North Zhongshan Road

Street address for the West Gate: 788 Zaoyang Road



Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in China as well as in Asia. It is located at the tip of Yangtze Delta and discharging outlet of Yangtze River to the sea. With over 24 million residents, it is a huge agglomeration of industries, transportation and trades, science and technology, domestic and international finance, with a leading GDP among all cities in China. By possessing a deep urban cultural heritage, on the other hand, Shanghai is famous for its glamorous history of being an “epitome” of modern China. It is a place where the local traditions and diverse cultures brought by immigrants have met and amalgamated, creating a unique “Shanghai-style Culture”. It also acts as a front buffer to receive and internalize fashions and cultural waves from the western world, witnessing the collision and harmony of different ideas. Therefore, Shanghai is truly the right place to experience how economic globalization and local cultures interact, interpenetrate, and equilibrate.                                                            



Located in Shanghai, East China Normal University (ECNU) is directly affiliated to the National Ministry of Education of China. It is a key research base for many natural and socioeconomic sciences and liberal arts studies as well as a cradle of high-quality teachers for middle and high schools around the country. ECNU has two beautiful campuses, with the north one being selected to host the  Conference’s activities. The organizer of the conference, School of Geographic Sciences at ECNU, has been highly regarded as a strong post of geographical research and teaching in China and recently ranked top 3 among all geography programs nationwide. As the local host, The School wants to extend her warmest welcome to all participants and looks forward to seeing you in Shanghai.



School of Geographic Science stemmed from Department of Geography, founded in 1951 as the first newly-established geography department since the beginning of P.R.China. Since then, the Department grows and expends. In March 2014, the Faculty of Earth Science was established at East China Normal University. School of Geographic Science is part of the Faculty. Besides, the Faculty includes School of Urban and Regional Science, School of Ecological and Environmental Science, and the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research. It also has State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), Center for Modern Chinese City Studies (Key Research Bases for Humanities and Social Science, Ministry of Education), and several other provincial or ministerial-level labs or research centers. School of Geographic Sciences has one of the first Ph.D. programs in geography approved in China, one of the first geographic postdoctoral posts in China, and one of the earliest research institutes possessing state key disciplinary in physical geography in China.