NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network. It aspires to be a world-class research university and attaches great importance to its research. The research institutes were created to respond to this aspiration. Currently it hosts four joint research institutes, namely the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai, the NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai, the NYU-ECNU Center for Computational Chemistry at NYU Shanghai and the NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai.

Duke Institute for Brain Science

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) is a cross-school, campus-wide, interdisciplinary institute at Duke University with a commitment to building an interactive community of brain science research and scholarship. DIBS encourages innovation and collaboration that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines, and is also committed to providing public educational opportunities in the brain sciences.      


Founded in Shanghai in 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. ECNU has made enormous achievements in talent-training, scientific research, community service and international exchanges. The study of neuroscience is concentrated by its school of Psychology and Cognitive Science and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Brain Functional Genomics.

Duke Kunshan University

A dynamic, innovative and global institution, Duke Kunshan University blends liberal education with Chinese tradition in a new approach to elite higher education in China. The university’s rigorous academic offerings require students to master academic material, generate new ideas, and develop creative solutions to the world's challenges.              


NYU - ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai

The NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai is a research institute dedicated to develop a unique research and training environment to advance the understanding of brain function in health and disease. The Institute, built jointly between NYU and ECNU, leverages the existing significant strength of neuroscience research at both universities: systems and cognitive neuroscience, using a range of tools including the development of transgenic primates, molecular and physiological studies of neural circuits, experimental analysis of behavior, microcircuit and large-scale neural circuit modeling, and human-brain imaging.

Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making

The Center for Neuroeconomics at New York University joined forces with NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, Stern School of Business, Langone School of Medicine and NYU-Shanghai to create the IISDM. Scholars from across the academic spectrum unite to understand how we make decisions with an aim towards treating pathology, understanding consumer behavior and developing better public policies. The IISDM defines a fundamentally new approach to the study of all kinds of decision making.

Society for Neuroeconomics

The mission of the Society for Neuroeconomics is to foster research on the foundations of economic behavior by promoting collaboration and discussion among scholars from the psychological, economic, and neural sciences, as well as holding annual meetings for presentation of original theory and research.