As we all return to campus in fall 2021, we keep in mind our touchstones of health and safety, academic and research continuity, and community.

A global crisis requires a global response. The NYUAD community is addressing the challenges COVID-19 has placed on the world. 

Application for undergraduate admissions is now open, with deadlines happening on January 1 and January 5, 2022.


Featured Research

Research at NYU Abu Dhabi deepens our understanding of the world and ourselves.

Bird Watchers

Why do falcons capture the imagination of scientists and artists alike?

What's on Your Plate?

Research is unveiling the hidden origins of the ingredients in this classic Arabian Gulf dish.

Why NYU Abu Dhabi?

NYU Abu Dhabi is one of the most diverse campuses in the world. Our students come from 115 countries and speak more than 100 languages.

Our Stories

From students, faculty, and staff, these are stories of our dynamic and diverse community.

Preparing Future Leaders

The Student Leadership Program is a development framework born out of collaborative brainstorming between faculty and staff.

Student Champion for Expo 2020

Maryam Alshehhi was only 13 when Dubai won the bid to host Expo 2020. Now as a NYUAD student champion, she finally understood the importance of that win.

College Application Tips

Applying to study at NYU Abu Dhabi? Our admissions team shares some tips on acing your application.

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.


November 15, 2021 - February 5, 2022

Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection highlights important pieces by renowned artists such as Parviz Tanavoli, Fahrelnissa Zeid, and M.F. Husain, as well as works from their peers in this period around the 1960s. 

Sharbaka: Entanglement/ Attunement

December 6, 2021 - May 6, 2022

“Sharbaka” is a kind of rhythmic clapping historically practiced by pearl divers in the Gulf region. The music emerges through a feeling of deep attunement to bodies in movement.

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