First Sino-US university to open in 2013

The first Sino-US higher education institution – New York University Shanghai – will start to admit undergraduate students in 2013, sources from the university said last week, writes Wang Hongyi for China Daily.

The university was co-established by New York University in the United States and East China Normal University, and was approved by the Ministry of Education in early 2011. According to the enrolment plan, about 300 undergraduate students will be selected from across the world in the autumn semester of 2013, with Chinese students making up 51% of the intake. Applicants from the Chinese mainland will be selected on their national college entrance exams, and international students will be selected through NYU's global system.

Yu Lizhong, president of East China Normal University, will assume the post of president of New York University Shanghai, which will offer a full range of academic courses, all taught in English. It will launch seven majors for undergraduates in 2013 – natural sciences, math, engineering, life science, finance, economics and arts.
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