The NYUAD Institute is a major hub of intellectual and creative activity. Programs of the greatest rigor and creativity incubate and guarantee the formative presence of the research university in NYUAD, and they bring to Abu Dhabi the plenitude of NYU's many disciplines.
The Institute sponsors and coordinates major research conferences, workshops, lectures, film series, exhibitions, and performances in Abu Dhabi and New York. Connectivity between Abu Dhabi and New York is reinforced by programs that take place in both cities, and address mutually relevant topics. By its comprehensive range of activities, the Institute forms an intellectual and programmatic link between NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU's renowned graduate and professional schools and research initiatives.