Life Beyond Saadiyat, Class of 2015 - Post-graduateion placement: 94% post-graduate placement as of Dec. 1, 2015; 63% employed; 29% graduate or professional school; 5% seeking employment; 2% military; 2% not seeking: Post-graduate destination: 28 different countries, 61% are not in their home country; 34% Middle East and North Africa; 30% North America; 15% Western Europe; 12% East Asia and Pacific; 2% Latin America and Carribbean; 2% Sub-Saharan Africa; 2% South Asia; 2% Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Where Are They Now?

At top grad schools like MIT and Yale, and employed around the world in industries ranging from non-profit to advertising. NYU Abu Dhabi graduates are truly global leaders.

Hamel Al Qubaisi

Current Role: UAE Rhodes Scholar, M.Sc. Student, Global Governance and Diplomacy, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Major: Political Science
Home Region: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

"Looking back on my four years at NYUAD, perhaps the greatest lesson that I learned was hope. This is a place where more than 100 nationalities peacefully coexist. For me, it shows that the world can be a better place."

Selbi Nuryyeva

Current Role: Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, US
Major: Chemistry
Home Region: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

"While being a liberal arts college, NYUAD did not compromise on the quality of the degree program. Faculty set high standards, expecting us to perform as well as a more experienced scientist."

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They're at grad schools in 10 different countries.
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The Right Honorable Gordon Brown, Former UK Prime Minister, NYU Distinguished Global Leader in Residence, NYUAD 2015 Commencement Speaker

You are the generation that will shape the world. You must lead by example and show young people in other parts of the world what can be achieved by using your talents to the full. And you must send out this message — that this world is built on a hopeful vision of the future.

The Right Honorable Gordon Brown, Former UK Prime Minister, NYU Distinguished Global Leader in Residence, NYU Abu Dhabi 2015 Commencement Speaker

Cristóbal Martínez Yanes

Current Role: Composer, Freelance, Mexico City, Mexico
Major: Music
Home Region: Mexico City, Mexico

"I make music for film, theater, TV, and I write my own concert music. There has not been a day where I do not use the knowledge and skills I learned at NYUAD to make that music."

Did you know?
28% stayed to work in the UAE.
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Noha Alfergani

Current Role: Customer Service Representative and IT Development, Johnson & Johnson Inc., Dubai, UAE
Major: Computer Engineering
Home Region: Tripoli, Libya

"My supervisor told me, 'You see things differently than we do. We can use more of that here.' I attribute that to my experience at NYUAD. I was taught to approach problems differently, and to find solutions that are sustainable and efficient."


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