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Welcome to NYU Shanghai, President Andrew Hamilton

In town for NYU Shanghai’s Candidate Weekend, NYU’s 16th President Andrew Hamilton also sat down with faculty and students. On the evening of 2.29, with his wife Jennie Hamilton, NYU’s president spent time with over 400 NYU alumni, parents and friends. Before departing Tuesday for Abu Dhabi, he sat down with local media (see media coverage).

Commenting on NYU Shanghai during the alumni event, President Hamilton said, “NYU has realized what all of you in the city of Shanghai have known for a long time--that to succeed in the world, in the 21st century, you must have an open outlook; you must be familiar with cultures other than your own.”

Media Coverage: 

  • Xinhua News Agency reports on Andrew Hamilton’s first visit to NYU Shanghai, where he is quoted saying Chinese parents put their heart and soul into their children’s education.
  • The Paper reports on President Andrew Hamilton’s press conference, saying an international and cross-cultural environment makes NYU Shanghai unique.
  • Shanghai Youth Daily reports on President Andrew Hamilton’s visit to NYU Shanghai. He says the University’s mission is to create new opportunities for greater knowledge.
  • Shanghai First Education reports on President Andrew Hamilton’s perspectives on higher education.
  • Pudong Times reports Andrew Hamilton’s first visit to NYU Shanghai and quotes his words saying NYU Shanghai is unique and important.
  • Shanghai Education News quotes President Andrew Hamilton saying, “We will define the future of higher education in the world.”