Yu Lizhong (Chinese: 俞立中; born September 14, 1949) is the first Chancellor of New York University Shanghai, having held this position since 2012. Yu Lizhong joined NYU Shanghai from East China Normal University (ECNU), where he served as president from 2006–2012. He also served as president of Shanghai Normal University prior to 2006.
Yu Lizhong received his undergraduate degree in Geography from East China Normal University (ECNU) and his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Liverpool. He also holds honorary doctorates from École Normale Supérieure and the University of Liverpool.