Undergraduate Research Symposium

The NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium is a university-wide celebration of research which showcases work from undergraduates spanning the Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, and Business. The Symposium features recently completed projects by Major Honors students, as well as research papers and creative work by students for their Capstone Projects, Independent Study Courses and as part of the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF).

Visitors will have the opportunity to cast a vote for the project that most impresses them, and a panel of NYU Shanghai faculty will select the winning projects. 

Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium was held in mixed mode. The research posters were displayed in the Academic Building on November 6 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM (Shanghai Time) on the 15th floor. Students in Shanghai stood by their poster to give presentations and to answer questions. Remote participants also had the chance to interact with the audience online. 

To view the projects and winners’ list, please visit our Undergraduate Research Symposium website

Application Closed

Important Dates
Applications Open: September 24th, 2020
Application Deadline: October 9th, 2020
Finalists Announced: October 21st, 2020
Event Day: 11AM-1PM, November 6th (Online voting until November 15th, 2020)

A Look Back

Winning Presentations from Previous Years

Programs from Previous Years

Photos from Previous years

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to apply?

NYU Shanghai undergraduate students, GoLocal students and study-away students are eligible to apply.

What’s the timeline to complete the application process?

Applications open on September 24th, 2020 (Shanghai time), and close on October 9th, 2020 (Shanghai time). Selection results will be posted on the website by October 21st, 2020 (Shanghai time). Students will receive notification emails with more detailed information.

If we want to enter as a group, do all members need to apply individually?

For a group project, you only need to submit one application, while the information of all team members need to be included.

What materials do I need to prepare in order to apply?

To apply, you need to have (1) an abstract (1000 characters); (2) Description of Research Project (Limit to 500 words)

Can I edit my application after submitting?

If you would like to make any changes before the application deadline, please email shanghai.academicassociates@nyu.edu.

What’s going to happen after I submit my application?

After the application is closed, the committee will go through all applications and the result will be announced on the website by October 21st, 2020 (Shanghai time). You will then need to prepare your poster and audio.

The Academic Resource Center offers individual appointments to help you with your poster design, writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
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