In a major step in its evolution as the first global network university, NYU has announced the creation of NYU Shanghai, which will be located in the heart of Pudong and accept its first class of undergraduate students in September 2013. Like NYU Abu Dhabi, this third portal campus will be a comprehensive, degree-granting, liberal arts and science university.
"NYU Abu Dhabi is delighted to welcome NYU Shanghai to our global network university," said NYUAD Vice Chancellor Al Bloom. "With NYU Shanghai as our partner, we will be able to offer our students even more powerful training in global leadership, to generate research that is enriched by a greater diversity of perspectives, and to model transnational higher education that more effectively serves an informed, productive, just, and cooperative world."
NYU Shanghai is the first American university with independent status to receive the approval and support of China's Ministry of Education along with the Shanghai Municipal government; a major development in the country's higher education reform, which expresses a commitment to incorporate internationally accepted standards of university design and administration to expand access to higher education.
NYU President John Sexton said, "As we did in Abu Dhabi, here in Shanghai we have found visionary partners, and our joint effort to create NYU Shanghai emerges out of a common belief in the indispensable value of higher education and in the special opportunities that can be created when the world's greatest cities join forces."
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