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Travel Directions: University of Reading

Travel directions to the University of Reading Whiteknights Campus can be found here.
Useful maps of Reading and the Whiteknights campus are available here. The conference will be held at the Henley Business School building at the Whiteknights campus which may be accessed by turning into Queen's Drive from Shinfield Road and turning left at the first junction (past the sports grounds) towards a roundabout (The Henley Business School Building should be visible when approaching the roundabout). Go straight across at the roundabout and then turn left into one of the car parks.

Participants arriving by car will require parking permits which can be obtained by e-mail request from the secretariat (, please include details of your car brand, model, colour and registration number in the email.

Conference Venues

University of Reading

The University of Reading is consistently one of the most popular higher education choices in the UK. With an unusually broad portfolio of full and part-time degree programmes covering the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, offering courses and research in the specialist areas of agriculture, construction management, horticulture, cybernetics, meteorology, real estate and typography, where there are few other national providers.

The conference event will take place at the University of Reading Whiteknights campus. This peaceful 130 hectare country estate, with its conservation meadows, rare tree collection and large lake, is a memorable conference venue.

Satellite Event: Beijing Jaiotong University

A satellite session will be organised at Beijing Jiaotong University which will provide a video link to allow attendees from China and other countries to take part. Founded in 1896, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) is a national key university of China, directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. It is one of the first key universities authorized by the central government to confer master's and doctoral degrees, and subsequently to confer titles of associate professors, professors and Ph.D. advisors.

BJTU has developed into a multidisciplinary key university, featuring Engineering, Management, Economics, Science and Humanities. Located on the 2nd ring of the city of Beijing, BJTU is nearby the Xizhimen metro station and other means of urban transportation. The distance from Beijing airport to BJTU campus is 35km and transport between is very convenient.