NYU Abu Dhabi is a research university that fully integrates a liberal arts and science undergraduate college, organically linked to NYU in New York. Over time, NYU Abu Dhabi will also offer distinctive graduate and professional programs.
NYU Abu Dhabi's undergraduate curriculum exposes students to challenging ideas, bodies of knowledge, cultural traditions, and transformative achievements. It deepens reflection about the human condition and encourages students to work with others in shared projects. In so doing, a liberal arts approach to learning enables students to think creatively, understand complex problems and social issues, develop leadership skills, and realize their potential.
NYU Abu Dhabi, together with NYU New York, forms the backbone of a global network university, creating a unique and unprecedented capacity for faculty and students to access all the resources of NYU's system across five continents.