NYU Shanghai-ECNU Joint Graduate Training Program

The N.E.T. (NYU Shanghai – ECNU Joint Graduate Training Program) is a program by which students obtain an enriched graduate education, through mentorship by NYU Shanghai faculty advisors, while studying for a master’s or Ph.D. degree at ECNU. The advantages are:

  • Mentored by faculty who are engaged in cutting edge research and interdisciplinary collaboration

  • Access to international faculty and educational experience at joint research institutes

  • Access to the education and research resources of East China Normal University, New York University and NYU Shanghai. 

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded an ECNU master’s or Ph.D. degree.

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai, China’s first Sino-US research university, was founded in 2012 by New York University and East China Normal University with the support of their governmental partners. NYU Shanghai seeks to cultivate globally-minded graduates through innovative teaching, world-class research, and a commitment to public service. The student body currently consists of nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, half of whom are from China. Students from the United States and some 70 other countries represent the other half. The faculty of renowned scholars, innovators, and educators are recruited from the world’s best research universities.

About ECNU

Founded in 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China sponsored by the national top university construction programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. In 2017, ECNU was chosen as one of the 36 Class A universities on the list of Double First-Class University Plan released by the central government of China. At present, the University offers 30 doctoral programs, 36 master's programs, and 26 post-doctoral mobile research stations.  Among its 4,000 strong faculty, 1,969 are professors and associate professors, including 18 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering. Currently, the number of full-time undergraduate students is 16,273 and that of graduate students is 18,935. There are also about 1,527 international students studying at ECNU.

For any questions regarding the program, please contact NYU Shanghai Research Partnerships Office at shanghai.research.partnerships@nyu.edu.

Numbers at a Glance

14 majors

neuroscience, applied psychology, education and development psychology, anthropology, optics, software engineering, physical electronics, physical chemistry, pharmacology, educational technology, applied mathematics, ecology, sociology and statistics

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