Experience NYU Abu Dhabi

Jack's Story

Jack Adeney, a rising Economics major from the UK, says NYUAD is unlike any other place he's been before.

Asma's Story

Asma Al Abbar came to NYUAD from Dubai, hoping to major in Social Research and Public Policy.

NYUAD’s liberal arts education teaches you to ask difficult questions, discover new ideas, and build practical skills to become an expert in your own field — whatever that may be.

Core courses address major global challenges, including the pursuit of equality, justice, peace, health, sustainability, and a rich understanding of humanity.

Check the calendar for important dates and events happening in 2018-19.

Our Research

Exciting research is happening at NYU Abu Dhabi led by talented faculty and researchers from around the globe.

News announcement: Call for research center proposals at NYU Abu Dhabi

Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland

Climate Crisis

A team of NYU Abu Dhabi scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.

NYUAD Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

UAE Healthy Future Study

NYUAD has reached a landmark agreement with the Department of Health — Abu Dhabi to better understand the causes of chronic diseases among Emiratis, including diabetes and heart disease.

Specialized Lab Aims to Advance Liver Disease Research

Liver Disease and Arsenic

“A lot of the toxicants that we all are exposed to are not from any human activity at all — they’re just part of the bedrock, which then makes its way into our drinking water,” says biologist Kirsten Sadler Edepli.

Nikos Nikiforakis, Professor of Economics, NYUAD

Selfish Behaviors

Economist Nikos Nikiforakis says the world's rich are holding an ever-increasing share of global resources, and there's a lot of evidence to suggest rich people behave selfishly.  But is it true?

Tarek Al-Ghoussein

Artist Spotlight

Internationally acclaimed artist Tarek Al-Ghoussein, a professor of visual arts at NYU Abu Dhabi, merges landscapes, self-portraiture, and interaction with the spaces he photographs.

Ozgur Sinanoglu

Security in a Digital World

Ozgur Sinanoglu and his team of engineers at NYU Abu Dhabi have devised the unhackable chip — an innovation that may have a huge impact on an industry that loses up to $4 billion USD each year to digital piracy.


Students in Jordan

Engineers for Social Impact

NYUAD students help build a sustainable home for a family in Jordan, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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