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NYU Stern Hosts Its 8th Biennial Global Alumni Conference in Shanghai

In celebration of the establishment of New York University’s campus in Shanghai, NYU’s Stern School of Business hosts this year’s Global Alumni Conference in Shanghai, its newest “home” city, from June 20-22, 2013. The Stern School convenes its leading faculty, including two Nobel Laureates, key business and civic leaders from Asia, and alumni from its global network of 100,000 to reconnect and exchange ideas on timely business topics relating to China’s role in the global economy.

The Global Alumni Conference includes sessions on global economic growth and China’s role; business practices in China; innovation and the future of luxury brands; global financial stability and China’s status; urbanization in China and more. Peter Henry, the Dean of NYU Stern, shares themes from his newly published book, TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, including the important lessons emerging market countries such as China can offer developing nations. Chancellor Lizhong Yu and Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman of NYU Shanghai, and Eitan Zemel, Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai and Vice Dean for Global and Executive Programs, NYU Stern, share a showcase on NYU Shanghai, a historic milestone in higher education and a point of great pride in the University's global network.
  • Visit the NYU Stern website for the complete conference agenda and to access videos of the sessions after the conference
  • Join the conversation on social media through Twitter: @NYU Stern, #SternChina and Weibo: @NYUShanghai
“China is a central player in the global economy – and in this groundbreaking chapter of the history of NYU,” says Peter Henry, Dean, NYU Stern. “We value the opportunity to convene our global community in China – to engage in two-way conversations, to inspire each other, to teach, to listen and to learn.”

NYU Stern offers 18 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including a portfolio of Global Degree Programs. Each program in the Global Degree portfolio includes a module in China.

“More than a decade ago, we innovated a novel ‘blended’ learning model that couples modular learning with technology,” says Zemel. “As a result we are poised to attract the very best student talent from around the world – including in China – and to engage in the discourse of 21st century education,” says Zemel.

“As our world continues to become more globally connected, education is shifting to meet students' global academic needs. With nearly 100 percent of Stern undergraduates spending time abroad, global study has truly become a hallmark of our curriculum," says Geeta Menon, Dean, NYU Stern’s Undergraduate College. "We look forward to continuing to innovate in this area, and NYU's Global Network, including the new Shanghai portal campus, is key to our future planning.”

NYU Stern Key Facts
  • 18 degree programs
  • Nearly 350 faculty, including three Nobel Laureates who are active on the faculty
  • 11 research centers across disciplines
  • Nearly 6,000 students representing 90 cultures/countries around the world
  • A global alumni network of 100,000 alumni in 125 countries
About NYU Stern
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York University Stern School of Business is one of the world’s premier research and teaching institutions. NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of graduate and undergraduate programs, all of them informed and enriched by the dynamism, energy and resources of one of the world’s business capitals. Follow NYU Stern on Twitter at @NYUStern and find additional information at

NYU Stern Contacts
Joanne Hvala, 212-998-0995,
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