Arts & Humanities

Arts and Humanities

The Arts and Humanities at NYUAD encompass fields of central importance to human culture and creativity. Students explore fundamental questions of human thought, cultural values, and modes of expression, and they develop their own creative capacities as scholars, writers, and artists in a variety of media.



Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi is designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively and to innovate. The uniqueness of the program lies in the integration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e) into all phases of study.



The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of modern scientific research requires that biologists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicists have a fundamental understanding of one another’s areas. It is important for students engaged in these areas to understand and experience multiple scientific disciplines and their interrelationships.

Social Science

Social Science

At its core, the multidisciplinary field of Social Science is about people — their individual and collective behaviors and the societies they create. The disciplines in this field seek to deepen our understanding of how people behave in a wide variety of contexts and to assess the consequences of individual, group, and societal decisions.


NYU Abu Dhabi's multidisciplinary programs have both global dimensions and special relevance in Abu Dhabi. The Emirate’s location and major initiatives in the realm of the environment, technology, and urbanization afford students unusual opportunities for research, field work, and first-hand experiences.

Student Life


Students forge friendships across the national boundaries of other countries, teaching and learning from each other in a myriad of ways.

An Iconic Campus

A model of the Saadiyat Island Campus can be seen at Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Scheduled to open in 2014, the NYUAD campus on Saadiyat Island will include state-of-the-art classroom, library, and information technology facilities; laboratories; academic buildings; faculty housing; outstanding student residences; athletic facilities; and performance centers.

Exceptional Faculty


With a low student-to-faculty ratio, NYUAD students work side by side with prominent cancer researchers and molecular biologists; influential authors, mathematicians, business leaders, educators, and legal scholars; and renowned animators, filmmakers, and musicians.