1. Freshman to First Job

    Freshman to First Job

    By Rory McDougall, Class of 2015

    From my first day on campus to my last, NYU Abu Dhabi gave me a platform to take advantage of exciting career opportunities. For me, the question always was, what do I want to do exactly?

  2. Resident Expert: What Drives National Identity?

    Resident Expert: What Drives National Identity?

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Humanities Research Assistant Matthew MacLean studies the spatial transformation of the UAE and Trucial States in the second half of the 20th century, in particular how the development of the UAE's infrastructure — housing, roads, and ports — made possible the emergence of Emirati national identity.

  3. The Resident Expert: On Ramadan

    A Ramadan Story

    By Farah Shamma, NYUAD Public Affairs

    Ramadan is a month of fasting for practicing Muslims around the world, in which Muslims abstain from food, drink, and worldly temptations. It is a month of spirituality and dedication to get closer to Allah. There are misconceptions about Ramadan being a hard month – and it's certainly not meant to be easy – but Ramadan, of course, is so much more than that.

  4. Experimenting with Life in the Lab

    Experimenting With Life in the Lab

    By Ted Bongiovanni, Director of Primary and Secondary Education Engagement

    Shaikha al Neaimi isn't officially a freshman at NYU Abu Dhabi - she begins her studies in September - but has already developed a pretty good sense of what it's like to study in the campus science labs on Saadiyat Island.

  5. Historic Turkish Photos Show Rapid Societal Transformation

    Historic Turkish Photos Capture Societal Transformation

    By Özge Calafato, Akkasah: Center for Photography

    The Akkasah: Center for Photography collection from Turkey offers a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a rapidly Westernizing society, and provides a fresh perspective on the nation-building process seen through the lens of daily and private life.

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    Professor Michael Harsch: Srebrenica Massacre 20 Years Later

    NYU Abu Dhabi Faculty Fellow of Social Science Michael Harsch appeared on HuffPost Live's World Brief program on July 8 to discuss the state of modern day Bosnia, 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb troops.

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    The Fascinating Link Between Art Heritage and Nuclear Physics

    By Brian Kappler, NYUAD Guest Contributor

    Allen Magnusson's summer in Florence has been more than the usual mixture of museums, antiquities, and la dolce vita. The NYU Abu Dhabi Physics major is spending two months in the Tuscan capital as an intern at the renowned Laboratorio di Tecniche Nucleari per i Beni Culturali, or Laboratory of Nuclear Techniques for Cultural Heritage.

  8. Students Participate in UN Framework Convention in Germany

    Students Participate in UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany

    By Norbert Monti (Class of 2018), Louis Plottel (Class of 2016), and Julia Saubier (Class of 2016)

    Three NYU Abu Dhabi students who are passionate about the environment have returned from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Bonn, Germany with a renewed commitment to sustainability education among their peers at NYUAD.

  9. Watching Ice Melt: Sea Level Change

    Watching Ice Melt: Sea Level Rise Through Iceberg Calving

    By Kate Chandler, Associate Director of Public Affairs

    Researchers David and Denise Holland from New York University (NYU) and the Center for Sea Level Change at NYU Abu Dhabi, have filmed an enormous slab of ice breaking off the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland and floating into the ocean.

  10. After Four Years at NYUAD

    After Four Years: What I Know Now, That I Didn't Know Then

    Anteneh Teferi Zeleke (Class of 2015) worked as a resident assistant with Residential Housing and Education while completing his studies. He majored in social science.

    Confession: I never fully read the acceptance letter I received from NYU Abu Dhabi four years ago. I was just too excited to join my new home in the UAE.

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    The Meaning of Ramadan

    By Sue Ann Lau, Class of 2018

    At Ramadan, Muslims around the world are filled with a variety of emotions; excitement, anxiety, apprehension, reflection. Ramadan can mean different things to different people. For some, it is a time of blessings and forgiveness, and for others, it is a time to be closer to Allah.

2015 Capstone Projects

To graduate, seniors complete a Capstone project in their major field. In this video, students from the Class of 2015 each summarize their project in 10 seconds or less.

This video captures the installation of a student art exhibition at the NYUAD Arts Center that took three days to set up.