New York University Shanghai

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New York University Shanghai
(NYU Shanghai)
Shànghǎi niǔyuē dàxué
NYU Shanghai Logo.jpg
Type Private
Established 2012
Chancellor Yu Lizhong
Vice-Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman
Students 1200
Undergraduates 1200
Location Shanghai, China
Language English
Affiliations NYU

New York University Shanghai (NYU Shanghai) is jointly established by New York University and East China Normal University of Shanghai. It is the first American college to receive independent registration status from China's Ministry of Education.[1] While classes are in English, some proficiency in Chinese is required for graduation.[2]


Yu Lizhong, former president of the East China Normal University (ECNU), was named Chancellor of NYU Shanghai. Jeffrey S. Lehman, former president of Cornell University and dean of the University of Michigan Law School, was named Vice Chancellor.[3][4]

Inaugural class[edit]

The inaugural class of 2017 moved in on August 11, 2013, and classes began in September 2013.[5] Of the class of 294 students, 51% came from The People's Republic of China, with the remaining 49% coming from other countries around the world.[6] During the 2013–2014 academic year, NYU Shanghai students studied at East China Normal University while the official NYU campus in Pudong was built.[7] The Pudong campus was completed in the summer of 2014. Students moved into the new building at the start of the fall 2014 semester. Currently, the NYU Shanghai campus in Pudong serves NYU Shanghai students, study abroad students from New York, Abu Dhabi, and non-NYU affiliated colleges across the globe, as well as a select number of NYU law students.

Research Centers[edit]

  • NYU-ECNU Center for Computational Chemistry at NYU Shanghai[8]
  • NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai
  • NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai
  • NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai
  • NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics at NYU Shanghai
  • Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai
  • Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai
  • Center for Data Science and Analytics


Since late summer of 2014, NYU Shanghai has been based in Pudong, Shanghai, at 1555 Century Ave. The main campus is contained in a single building, the Academic Center, a new 15-story building with two underground floors.[9] The dorms are in Shanghai's Jinqiao neighborhood, north of the campus and also in Pudong. Students travel between the Academic Center and the dorms via the subway or on NYU shuttle buses.[10] There is also the academic library that offers virtual and in-person reference services. The collection relies heavily on e-content.

Distinguished faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°13′31″N 121°32′04″E / 31.2254°N 121.5344°E / 31.2254; 121.5344