Find out how we are prioritizing our academic and research mission for the spring semester, and how we are keeping our community safe, informed, and engaged.

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

The application deadline for fall 2021 has been extended to May 1, 2021.

Featured Research

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

A New Testing Method

An improved testing method in development at NYU Abu Dhabi could help better understand and curb the spread of COVID-19.

Lovesick, a Future After COVID-19

Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s research explores the area between science, reality, and the imagined in a project that started before COVID-19 but resonates deeply in a world that is socially disconnected under distancing measures.

Leaving No Child Behind

Research could help governments educate an entire generation of students forced out of the classroom.

Masks in Creation

New technology could help provide a more sustainable and comfortable solution to our mask-wearing lives.


We have launched the first issue of Manara, previously known as the Research Report, with stories from almost every discipline showcasing the University’s research enterprise over the last year. 

Our Stories

Hear how our students, faculty, and staff are staying connected and navigating the new normal.

Finding Comfort in Not Fitting In

Amal Al Shamsi majored in literature and creative writing and is  currently undergoing her graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh in literature and modernity.

Take It Slowly, One Day at a Time

From witnessing how persistent her peers were in navigating job-searching and dealing with uncertainty, Shivani Mishra from NYUAD Class of 2020 has learned a lot about resilience and patience. 

A Master Plan

Graduate student Abir Arabi is building up her economics research experience through the robust academic community at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Attend a Virtual Event

Attend a virtual event to stay socially connected and engaged while maintaining physical distance.

Theatre For One: Here We Are

April 7-11, 2021

Take part in a live digital theatrical experience that brings together one actor and one audience member to watch one of eight new micro-plays which speak to these times we are in. 

China-Gulf Forum

April 9-10, 2021

With the successful bilateral diplomatic visits and the advent of the Belt and Road Initiative, the long-standing partnership between China and the Gulf is at a pivotal moment of evolution and growth.

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