The Chronicle of Higher Education
December 2nd, 2014
New York University has conceded that policies it established to protect workers on its Shanghai campus were not observed, The New York Times reports. The admission comes six months after the Times reported
on the harsh conditions experienced by workers who were hired to build
the university’s other major international campus, in Abu Dhabi, United
The university hired a company to monitor working conditions at the
campus in China, but it “did not perform as expansive a compliance
review as NYU desired, nor did they produce the detailed report that NYU
requested,” said a college spokesman, John Beckman, in an email to the Times.
This past summer, the university hired another company to review
working conditions on the campus, and the results of that review are
expected to be published by the end of the year.