In Focus

  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”  - Jorge Luis Borges

    Since its establishment at East China Normal University in 2013, the NYU Shanghai Library has been providing faculty, students and staff with a full range of reference services, including electronic resources, global delivery, citation inquiry and instruction.  After relocating to...

  • “If you want to understand China and Shanghai, you have to read fiction,” says Lena Scheen, professor of Global China Studies and author of the monograph Shanghai Literary Imaginings: A City in Transformation. “Fiction can teach us a lot about society, culture and the person who wrote it, which you won’t find in an academic text.”

    Professor Scheen’s course,...

  • Since 2015, the NYU Alumni Executive Mentorship program has paired dozens of NYU Shanghai students with NYU alumni working in Asia. The program helps students explore professional pathways, while mentors also enjoy the energy and perspectives our students bring. Here, three mentors and their students share their stories, and how it changed their career paths.

    There...

  • Despite the rapid growth of China’s economy, the Shanghai Stock Market has had a roller coaster ride since its launch in 1990. With investors often lacking information about the market’s risks, understanding the dynamics that feed its fluctuations has become a key area of financial research.

    “Chinese influence in the world has gone up since the market crashes of...

  • With a population of 24 million, Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in the world--and is still growing. A further four million people are projected to live in the city by 2025, according to the China's State Council, making it also one of the world’s fastest growing cities.

    Shanghai’s rapid modernization continues to transform how its millions of residents...

  • Gus Xia is a computer science expert and assistant professor at NYU Shanghai; he is...

  • Professor Michael Naimark has served as faculty at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, USC Cinema’s Interactive Media Division, and the MIT Media...
  • Barbara Edelstein has been proudly dubbed a “daughter-in-law” of Shanghai for her contributions to the city’s flourishing art scene. Now, the NYU Shanghai art professor’s story has been featured in a new volume of...

  • When NYU Shanghai’s dance program opened in the spring of 2016, the majority of students in Professor Aly Rose’s Dance and Choreography & Performance classes enrolled with no previous movement experience. A semester later, they were performing in some of Shanghai’s leading art venues.

    “It is my strong conviction that there is a dancer in every student,” said...

  • Inspired by a course in Global Modernism she took in her freshman year, Haitian Ma ‘20 spent her summer intensively studying philosophy, literature and farming in a self-governing community in rural North Carolina, USA.  Despite the prospect of eight weeks living in isolation without the trappings of modern life--including her mobile phone--the rising sophomore from Suzhou, China embraced...

  • There’s a flurry of activity behind the large glass doors of the Madrid meeting room in Etihad Cargo’s head office in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City. The bright afternoon light streams in through large picture windows as students from New York University’s degree-granting campuses — eight from NYU Abu Dhabi, three from NYU Shanghai, and one from NYU New York— prepare to present interactive...

  • The 2013 Fund is a student-driven fundraising campaign initiated by NYU Shanghai’s inaugural graduating class of...

  • NYU Shanghai is no longer just a pioneering institution of undergraduate education. For instance,  NYU School of...

  • Advertising guru Dan Cohen, Creative Director of Publicis New York, introduced the ever-evolving advertising industry to NYU Shanghai students on April 19-...

  • Francisco Drohojowski, NYU Stern professor and visiting professor of finance at NYU Shanghai, first visited China in 1978 to retrace the steps of his diplomat father Jan Drohojowski—former Polish Ambassador and one of the first vocal supporters of what came to be known as the one-China policy.  He shares with the Gazette his compelling family history with China.

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