Over four years of study, many NYU Abu Dhabi students from all over the world become champions of innovation and progress for the UAE, choosing Capstone research that can make a real difference, in the real world around them.
All students must complete a Capstone project to graduate, one of the most meaningful experiences of an undergraduate education at NYUAD.
Water treatment facility for the Northern Emirates
Maryam Al Mansoori, civil engineering
Summary: Detailed design of a recycled wastewater treatment facility located in the Northern Emirates of the UAE, including the water treatment process, structural housing, road access, and parking facilities.
Female political participation
Dubai Abdulhoul Alfalasi, political science
Summary: The first project to gather Emiratis’ public opinions about women’s political participation in the Federal National Council, and the underlying reasons behind the lack of support by the members of the electoral college for Emirati women who ran as candidates in the past three elections. The research concludes with a list of recommendations for the Ministry of Federal National Council Affairs and the General Women’s Union.
UAE value added tax
Al Anood Alnaqbi, economics
Summary: An examination of the effects of a five per cent value added tax on the UAE's goods market and labor market between expats and locals. The study also indicates the level of revenues the UAE government would gain from the tax policy, which would contribute to the goal of diversifying away from oil.
Islamic versus conventional banking
Nasr Issa Chaker, economics
Summary: An evaluation of the financial performance of Islamic banks relative to conventional banks in the UAE (2010-2015) and set of recommendations that will allow Islamic banks to compete more effectively with conventional ones moving forward.