The IV GRIDS@Work will be held in CNIC: Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences No.4, 4th South Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing 100080


A valid passport is required to travel to China. Most travellers will need a visa. In most cases, this should be obtained from a Chinese embassy or consulate before departure, therefore please check with the Chinese Embassy in your own Country. Please note that travelling to Hong Kong and Macau have different visa requirements. See relevant guides for more information. As of 2005, nationals of Singapore, Brunei and Japan do not need a visa to visit China for a stay of up to 15 days, regardless of the reason for visiting. Travel Permit, a wallet sized ID card allowing multiple entries for 10 years. Getting a tourist visa is easy for most passports as you do not need an invitation, whereas this is a requirement for business or working visas. The usual tourist single-entry visa is valid for thirty days and must be used within three months after it has been issued.

Should you require an official invitation letter for your visa, please address your request by ticking "Yes" to this question during the registration process.

Instructions - How to get there

Please find the directions in order to get to CNIC by following this link: MAP.

Travel & other useful information

The Beijing Capital International Airport: Most of the International airlines fly directly from Europe to Beijing, including Air China, British Airways, Aeroflot, Lufthansa, KLM and Air France. The average cost is € 1.500,00 including taxes.
It is a 45 minute drivefrom Capital Airport to CNIC:
- by Taxi: it will cost about 120 RMB (12 Euros)
- by Airport Shuttle Bus (From airport to Zhongguancun): 16 RMB (1.6 Euros)
Taxi fares vary from city to city but they are always clearly marked on the taxi window. Please bear in mind that most taxi drivers do not understand English at all. Non-Chinese speaking visitors are advised to have their destinations written down in Chinese and show the address to the cab driver to avoid difficult situations. Please print and use the maps available above.
Currency: The official currency of the People's Republic of China is the renminbi, often abbreviated RMB. The official base unit of this currency is the yuan, international currency code CNY. Please remember to keep all your exchange receipts as you will need them to exchange RMB back into the original currency.