In Focus

  • Wang Jie

    On October 6, a Chinese language version of the beloved Broadway musical, The Sound of Music, opened at the Shanghai Grand Theater. If you look and listen closely, a familiar NYU Shanghai face will be wearing a nun’s habit and singing one of the showstoppers.

  • China is one of the most rapidly growing nations in the world, and Shanghai is at the vanguard of its development. As Dylan Crow and Isabella Baranyk, both Interactive Media Arts (IMA) majors at NYU Shanghai, got to know the city, they became interested in the communities of migrant workers who were responsible for building the skyline that was rising around them.

  • Students team up to collaboratively design digital learning resources and experiences, a process that starts with understanding the needs of their end-users—in this context, the tech-hungry youth of today’s China.

  • Investing in information technology is one of the best ways to prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the future, says Enric Junqué de Fortuny, assistant professor of information systems and business analytics at NYU Shanghai. His advice for business professionals: focus on learning how to interpret information rather than pursuing the rapid changes of technology.

  • National online shopping days like China’s Double 11 (also know as Single’s Day) ignite the enthusiasm of millions of online shoppers, but many are left perplexed by the rules that can come with coupon applications. Dengfeng Yan, Visiting Associate Professor of Marketing at NYU Shanghai,...

  • With internet technology at an overwhelming peak of progress and innovation, the rapid growth of digital marketing comes as no surprise. Jeffrey Lee, visiting assistant professor of marketing at NYU Shanghai draws on his experience in analytics to share why digital marketing is now one of...

  • Jing Chen is a visiting associate professor of business at NYU Shanghai whose research interests span entrepreneurship, strategic human capital management, and the dynamics of start-ups. Here, she shares how entrepreneurs can have a positive impact on humanity.


  • You did it! Here's a look back on your four incredible years at NYU Shanghai.

  • Professor, artist, and coder Roopa Vasudevan explores the U.S. political climate using social media data.

  • NYU Shanghai is marking International Women’s Day this March 8 with photos and stories that celebrate female empowerment. 


  • BackLit Talks is a new video series about the art of writing featuring distinguished poets, fiction and non-fiction writers and translators from around the world who have taken part in the Literary Reading Series at NYU Shanghai. The interviews, led by NYU global student, João Thomaz Londres, explore the...

  • Wu-Wei Chen is a practitioner in digital heritage imaging and narration.Here, he explains how the latest digital technologies are helping researchers not only to preserve cultural artifacts, but also increase our understanding and awareness of cultural heritage.

  • Why is China so in love with the Travel Frog game? We asked Professor Xi Lin, lecturer on global media discourse at NYU Shanghai.

  • Director of Global Awards Anna Kendrick shares advice for students considering postgraduate studies.

  • True to NYU Shanghai tradition, the semester isn’t over until the last Interactive Media Arts project sings – or dances, or glows, or envelops you in a virtual world. The two hour end of semester exhibition on December 15 was no exception. Students showed off their creativity and technical skills acquired over the semester, in classes ranging from New Interfaces in Musical Expression and...