NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai


NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shangha brings together the scholars and professionals at the East China Normal University School of Social Development (ECNU SSD) in Shanghai, China with the faculty members at the NYU Silver School of Social Work (NYU SSSW). 

The Institute will sponsor world-class research that informs social policy and practice, prominent academic programs that are locally and globally relevant, and conferences and professional training activities that contribute to the outstanding academic reputation of NYU Shanghai and both sponsoring institutions. 

The brand new NYU Shanghai academic building will be completed in Summer 2014. Located on Century Avenue in Pudong, the new building includes a 300-seat auditorium for future conferences, forums and summer schools of NYU Shanghai.



New York University

New York University, the largest independent research university in the United States, is primarily located in the heart of downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. With NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, its new degree-granting campuses, as well as 11 international academic centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, NYU offers global experiences to all members of its community.

East China Normal University

Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”.

NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network, joining NYU in New York and NYU Abu Dhabi. It is a world-class, comprehensive liberal arts and sciences research university in the heart of Shanghai, and unlike any other university in the world.