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.


Work alongside global experts on important research topics ranging from cybersecurity to urban planning. PhD fellows at NYU Abu Dhabi earn competitive compensation packages.


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Featured Research

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

Think Big Data

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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. 

Liberal Arts Education

Here, you have the freedom to choose your major and study other subjects at the same time. 

Literature and Creative Writing

I absolutely love classics like Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, and Dracula, but I’ve also been curious about what gives classics their status as classics.

Mathematics

Probability is very useful in many areas of computer science, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a rigorous grasp of the fundamentals.

Music

As a singer-songwriter, this course was essential to me since we widely covered the different tools available to modern music production. 

Physics

Taking courses that weren't directly related to my major like a jazz course in New York, or an introduction to programming course have definitely enriched my experience.

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