A distinctive element of NYUAD is a robust research environment, one that supports the disciplinary areas of the curriculum, creates collaborations in new and exciting interdisciplinary fields, nurtures the development of graduate programs, and supports research of the highest quality on topics of importance and relevance to Abu Dhabi and to our world today. NYUAD is creating an environment that stimulates advanced research, scholarship, and creative activity.
The strategy for developing research at NYUAD is multifaceted: recruitment of outstanding Abu Dhabi-based faculty; engagement of leading NYUNY faculty to contribute to the teaching and research at NYUAD, and to foster collaborations across the global network university; NYUAD Institute funding to support the development of advanced research centers, laboratories, and scholarly initiatives, and to support scholarly conferences, seminars, and workshops to facilitate scholarly exchange and local, regional, and international collaborations; preparedness to respond to specific research needs of Abu Dhabi that are identified through its social and economic development plans; and development of both a comprehensive undergraduate research program to ensure that students are immersed in the scholarship of a research university and graduate degrees to foster the next generation of scientists, engineers, and scholars.
NYUAD is committed to local, regional, and international collaborations to support development of its research, scholarly, and creative activities. It recognizes the need for, and willingly seeks, engagement with faculty and students at other universities, and to collaboratively support the development of new knowledge in the UAE. NYUAD also seeks relationships with UAE industry and government to address national needs and to jointly contribute to the development of a research environment in the UAE. NYUAD, through the global network of NYU, is also very active in international collaborations.
"A great research university produces, preserves, and transmits new ideas, insights, and knowledge. Its basic research activities promote and nurture scientific progress, develop artistic and creative expression, and sustain an informed democratic society and its political life." - NYU Framework 2031
NYU's faculty are at the forefront of their scholarly disciplines, and their research helps shape the understanding of an enormous range of academic fields: from the mathematical sciences to economics, from philosophy to neural science, from art history to sociology.