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 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 protocol, the Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held in mixed mode. The research posters will be displayed in the Academic Building on November 6th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Students in Shanghai will stand by their poster to give presentations and to answer questions. Remote participants will have the chance to interact with the audience online. 

Posters and audio presentations will be exhibited on our Undergraduate Research Symposium website November 6th-15th, 2021.

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Important Dates
Applications Open: September 20th, 2021
Application Deadline: October 7th, 2021
Finalists Announced: October 15th, 2021
Event Day: 9:00-11:00 AM, November 6th (Online voting until November 15th, 2021)

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 20th, 2021(Shanghai time), and close on October 7th, 2021 (Shanghai time). Selection results will be announced via email by October 15th, 2021 (Shanghai time).

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 via email by October 15th, 2021 (Shanghai time). You will then need to prepare your poster and audio presentation.

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