Shanghai, China

Global Learn Venue

Global Learn 2020 at East China Normal University

All Conference sessions and events will be hosted at the East China Normal University Campus. 

Address: 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai.

East China Normal University (ECNU) is recognized as one of Shanghai’s top public research universities under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, and is included in China’s national education projects, “Project 211” and “Project 985”. Covering a total area of 207 hectares, one of the campus locations is situated in the Minhang district of Shanghai and the other is located in the district of Putuo in Shanghai. As the first national university of the People’s Republic of China to promote teacher training, ECNU has firmly upheld the ideals of “ Creativity, Character, and Community” all the while adhering to the university motto of “Seek Truth, Foster Originality, and Live up to the Name of a Teacher”.

Hosted by East China Normal University Likeda Education Technology Group.

Lodging options include:

Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor

Address: 718 Ningxia Road, Putuo District, Shanghai.

Approx. 600 meters from ECNU

Average Daily Rate: 800RMB (113USD)/night

Guoman Hotel Shanghai

Address: 388 Daduhe Road, Guoson Centre, Putuo District, Shanghai.

Approx. 2.5 kilometers from ECNU

Average Daily Rate: 600RMB (85 USD)

Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai

Address: 843 West Guangfu Road, Putuo District, Shanghai.

Approx. 3 kilometers from ECNU

Average Daily Rate: 500RMB (70 USD)

Shanghai East China Normal University Academic Exchange Center (on-campus lodging)

Address: Academic Exchange Center, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai.

Average Daily Rate: 550RMB (80 USD)

Local Airports

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is located approx. 30 minutes fromECNU. Most domestic airlines operate from SHA.

International Airports
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is located approx. 1 hour from ECNU.


Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is located approx. 30 minutes from ECNU. Most domestic Taxi rides cost approx. 200RMB (28 USD) from PVG to ECNU, and cost 60 RMB (8.5 USD) from SHA and Hongqiaob Railway Station to ECNU.

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During the conference, there are inexpensive food services on the ECNU campus, itself. Additionally, there are reasonable and varied food options just off-campus. Of course, after the conference sessions, there are variety of exciting venues serving various cuisines throughout the city of Shanghai, some of which are in the neighborhoods described below to enjoy!


The Bund: The Bund is a waterfront on the west bank of Huangpu River. For a century, the Bund has been one of the most recognizable symbols and the pride of Shanghai. The architecture along the Bund is a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s.

Yu Garden: Yu Garden is believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.

Shanghai Tower: Located in Lujiazui Financial Zone, Shanghai Tower is China’s tallest skyscraper and the second tallest building in the world. From this height, one can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Huangpu River, the Bund on the west, and several other skyscrapers like the Jin Mao Tower and the World Financial Center on the east bank.

Former French Concession: Some popular spots of Former French Concession are Xintiandi, Yongfu Road, Hengshan Road, which are lined with bars and nightclubs. Check out Xinle Road and Changle Road if you are looking for some high-end fashion boutiques. The streets also have the historic lane houses, the quaint old-school residential buildings.

Nanjing Road: China’s premier shopping street, the 5.5-km-long (3.4-mile-long) Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing’an Temple and West Yan’an Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.

Shanghai Museum: Located in the center of Shanghai in People’s Square, Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. Its style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy.