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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.

NYUAD global education experiences include study away semesters, January Term programs, and course-related study trips in the UAE and Middle East region.

Research Highlights

NYU Abu Dhabi research addresses vital challenges in our rapidly changing world.

Reem Island Mangroves Abu Dhabi

Palm Oil Alternative?

The key to saving coral reefs threatened by rising sea temperatures could lie right here in the Arabian Gulf.

Voices of a Generation

Crossing Cultures

For centuries, Nabati poetry has been a touchstone of identity and tribal values in the Arabian Peninsula.

Unhackable Computer Chip

Unhackable Chip

Engineers have developed new innovations in computer chip technology that present landmark achievements in IT security.

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Upcoming Events

NYU Abu Dhabi offers a lively forum for the exchange of ideas with local audiences as well as worldwide academic and research communities.



February 4-27, 2018

Markazi, the exhibition, casts light on the conditions of mobility and immobility in Yemen and the Horn of Africa, through its focus on households and everyday life in Markazi




Hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

Pearl Divers: The Christian Mystical Tradition of the Arabian Gulf

Pearl Divers

February 21, 2018


The Arabian Gulf was home to a vibrant Christian tradition in late antiquity, one that wrote and worshipped in a dialect of Aramaic called Syriac. This talk will introduce the Syriac Christian mystical tradition and make a case for its part in the region’s rich religious heritage.



Hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Institute