I am the inaugural vice chancellor of NYU Shanghai.
NYU Shanghai is the first comprehensive liberal arts and sciences research university in China to be launched in partnership with an American university.
In August 2013, NYU Shanghai welcomed its founding class of 300 undergraduates, half from China and half from the rest of the world. It thereby became the third doorway into NYU's global network of campuses, located in fourteen of the world's most important cities.
The government of Shanghai recognized NYU Shanghai's importance to higher education in China by granting me its Magnolia Award.