In Focus

  • 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.

  • “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. ...

  • “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, Shanghai...

  • 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. Find out how the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai is leading the way in providing expert...

  • 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 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 interact, travel, work and live...

  • Gus Xia is a computer science expert and assistant professor at NYU Shanghai; he is also a professional musician. Professor Xia--who has performed as the prime soloist of the Chinese Music Institute in Peking University, and a soloist with the Pitt Carpathian Ensemble in Pittsburgh--is using his passion for music to expand our understanding of the dynamics between humans and machines. He tells...

  • Professor Michael Naimark has been researching VR technology for 30 years and was Google’s first-ever Resident Artist when the tech giant launched its Virtual Reality Division in 2015. This semester, he brings his experience to NYU Shanghai. 

  • 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 Americans in...

  • 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.

     

  • 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 the...

  • 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 seniors to create a legacy giving program for future students. While it is traditional for graduating students to make a class gift in support of the students that will follow them, NYU Shanghai’s inaugural class fundraiser has particular significance. "The gift reflects on our...

  • NYU Shanghai is no longer just a pioneering institution of undergraduate education. For instance,  NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) at NYU Shanghai provides courses specifically tailored to the needs of local business and academic communities in Shanghai and beyond. Director Kristin Hillier tells us what’s on offer and what is coming up this summer.


     

  • Advertising guru Dan Cohen, Creative Director of Publicis New York, introduced the ever-evolving advertising industry to NYU Shanghai students on April 19-20 in two workshops that explored the industry’s future and the need to balance creativity, data and technology in a world where advertisers have only 1.7 seconds to capture the consumer’s attention. Hosted by the program on Creativity +...

  • 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.