1. Student Research Provokes Thought, Growth for UAE

    Student Research Provokes Thought, Growth for UAE

    NYU Abu Dhabi students come to the UAE from all over the world with different perspectives, experiences and interests. But after living in Abu Dhabi for four years, many students across disciplines become invested in the region and choose to focus their final project—the Capstone—on an issue particularly relevant to the UAE.

  2. This is the Class of 2016: Graduation Tribute

    NYU Abu Dhabi’s Class of 2016 is comprised of 135 students from some 60 countries. In four years they won global awards and scholarships, earned top spots at prestigious graduate schools, and secured employment in the UAE and beyond at some of the world's preeminent businesses and institutions.

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    Interview With Phantom Limb Artist Diana Al-Hadid

    Phantom Limb is a major solo exhibition by internationally-renowned sculptor Diana Al-Hadid. The exhibition takes its title from a central work, which is a term referring to the sensations that a missing arm or leg is still present, and able to move.

  4. Powerful Art Project Challenges UAE Stereotypes

    Powerful Art Project Challenges UAE Stereotypes

    I've always been interested in exploring what it means to be an Emirati contemporary artist who can push boundaries and stimulate constructive, healthy and thought-provoking discussions. What better way to do so than to think of clever ways to break stereotypes?

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    Student Research Links Political Scandal and Celebrity News

    Scandals are costly to the social and professional lives of politicians. It seems like whenever there's news about celebrity relationships in South Korea, the comment section of the news is flooded with public conspiracy theories about major political events, such as government corruption.

  6. Evolving role of university RAs

    Evolving Role of University RAs

    By Supriya Kamath, NYUAD Class of 2019

    Resident assistants (RAs) are fountains of knowledge when it comes the unknowns and complexities of life at university. Whether it's navigating the social ins and outs of living with strangers, juggling demanding class schedules, or homesickness, RAs are always around to lend an ear.

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    Researchers Build Secure System for Encrypted Cloud Computing

    By Brian Kappler

    The "cloud computing" we hear so much about is cheap and efficient, but it's not completely secure. Encrypted data — payroll information, for example, or hospital records — can easily be stored on servers run by Google, Amazon, Oracle, or another company. But only non-encrypted data can be processed "in the cloud" and that creates an obvious security risk in our era of hacks, exploits, and cybercrime.

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    Historical Move For Sciences in the UAE

    By Matthew Corcoran

    In 1876, the American Chemical Society (ACS) was established at NYU in Manhattan. One hundred forty years later, an ACS chapter was founded at another NYU campus — this time in Abu Dhabi.

  9. Resident Expert: Getting to the root of China's forest policy

    Resident Expert: Getting to the Roots of Chinese Forest Policy

    By Brian Kappler

    Competition for raw materials is nothing new, as historian Mark Swislocki knows. He's studying conflicts over forest resources in China's Yunnan province, as far back as the 18th century.

  10. Community Unites in Support of Autism Awareness

    Community Unites in Support of Autism Awareness

    By Firas Ashraf, NYUAD Class of 2019

    I was genuinely overwhelmed with the turnout for the Autism Awareness Community Walk — over 250 attendees — who all came to the NYU Abu Dhabi campus for the same reason: to show support, love and acceptance for the autism community.

  11. What Makes Us Human?

    By Matthew Corcoran

    Gabriel Rabin, a philosopher, makes a seemingly paradoxical statement. He says that the mind — something familiar, part of us — may be one of the last great frontiers of humanity's quest for knowledge. “Like deep space, or the bottom of the ocean, we know surprisingly little about what’s going on up there,” Rabin said.

  12. Experimenting With Life in the Lab

    Breaking New Ground

    By Matthew Corcoran

    We may not have flying cars today — even if we do have hoverboards — but some of the work currently being done in the life sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi sounds like it’s straight out of the future, such as insects that can tell time.

  13. Engineering With Human Impact

    By Matthew Corcoran

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a liberal arts college nested within a research university. At the same time it is a hub of innovation and technology that has produced developments ranging from drones to potential cancer treatments.

  14. Worldly Possessions of Students From Everywhere

    The Worldly Possessions of Students From Everywhere

    By Supriya Kamath, NYUAD Class of 2019

    Take a look inside the rooms of 10 NYU Abu Dhabi freshmen from around the globe who combine art and memories to create little slices of home. Because turning a college residence room into your new home using nothing but blue tack, posters, fairy lights and trips to IKEA can be a daunting task.

  15. Global Internships Open Doors and Eyes

    Gulf Region Students Debate Global Issues

    By Dominique Lear, NYUAD Class of 2017

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Debate Union hosted its second NYUAD Regional Debate Tournament in April, welcoming 65 students from nine different universities in the UAE and Qatar.

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As the first comprehensive liberal arts college in the Middle East to be operated by an American research university, NYU Abu Dhabi is changing the way higher education is experienced in the 21st century.

NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to contribute and advance Abu Dhabi's transformation into a magnetic center of ideas, education, and talent.