Press Release

H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, along with Mr. Juma Al Majid, founder and chairman of the Al Majid Group, visited the NYU Abu Dhabi campus yesterday and spent time with University leadership.

While at NYUAD, Mr. Al Majid also toured the library and met with Director of Libraries Virginia Danielson to explore the library's collection of rare books, and to learn about the Arabic Collections Online project, a digital library of public domain Arabic-language content.

Arabic Collections Online aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years. NYU and the partner institutions are contributing all types of material—literature, business, science, and more—from their Arabic language collections. Arabic Collections Online will provide digital access to printed books drawn from rich Arabic collections of prominent libraries. To learn more about Arabic Collections Online visit

NYUAD was developed in partnership with the UAE government and opened in 2010. It is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the region operated by a major U.S. research university. Today, there are around 880 undergraduates from 110 countries.