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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.


There's something special about being an NYU Abu Dhabi alumni. Class of 2017 graduates are turning their dreams into reality at 44 grad schools and 78 companies around the world.

Our Research

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

Robert Allen

Re-Counting the Past

Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History Robert Allen is leading a massive data collection project that will help tell the largely untold story of Middle East economic history.

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.

Sophia Kalantzakos

The Art of Conversation on Climate

"If we accept that humanity is the strongest and most transformative force on Earth, we also must take responsibility for the repercussions of our actions,” says Global Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Public Policy Sophia Kalantzakos.

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