NYU Abu Dhabi is marking a milestone anniversary — 10 years of excellence in higher education, innovative research, and community enrichment in Abu Dhabi, our home. Throughout 2020, we will honor our University's many accomplishments over the last decade, and set the stage for the next great chapter.
August - Faculty member involved in development of the first genome-scale metabolic model of an algal species
February - NYU Abu Dhabi’s first Falcon Scholars announced (today they are recognized as Rhodes Scholars)
May - First Commencement celebrates NYU Abu Dhabi’s Class of 2014
August - First classes begin at NYU Abu Dhabi’s campus on Saadiyat Island
September - Launch of first Global PhD fellowship programs
November - First exhibition held at the NYUAD Art Gallery on Saadiyat Island
October - NYU Abu Dhabi Institute celebrates its first 10 year
May - First global PhD fellow graduates
January - NYU Abu Dhabi celebrates first 10 year anniversary
Here, we’ve developed into a globally recognized institution, attracting the very best students, faculty, and staff from around the world.
Here, we are proving that a global education, collaborative research, and entrepreneurial spirit are catalysts to a better world. In Abu Dhabi, our University is perfectly positioned to establish partnerships and pursue ideas that address challenges of local and global significance.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
For publications in
worlds top science
In 6 graduating classes
More per student than any
university in the world
Rankings are based on enrollment and programs throughout all campuses of NYU, including NYU Abu Dhabi.
Here, culture, contribution, and cooperation are as important as classroom. In our first 10 years, we’ve developed programs that empower youth, protect our beaches and local wildlife, and benefit the broader community.
NYU Abu Dhabi hosted events for hundreds of athletes at the 2018 MENA Special Olympics Games.
Each year, hundreds of Abu Dhabi cyclists join our celebration of both history and health.
Saadiyat Beach is our happy place. NYU Abu Dhabi volunteers help keep it clean year-round.
Children create their own colorful world in Tangle, an interactive artwork brought to campus by Polyglot Theatre.
Here, we started something special. Here, we are home.
Goffredo Puccetti (faculty) and Brad Bauer (library) compare NYUAD's course manual from then and now.
Wayne Young (staff) remembers when Faiza the Falcon came into being, and all didn't go as planned.
Alumnus Janos Kun explains how connections made at NYUAD are life-changing.
Alumni Leah (Reynolds) Ritter, Manual Nivia, and Emily (Eagen) Nivia reminisce about a tradition in the making.
Here, we have built a cultural destination for our neighbors in Abu Dhabi to be inspired, curious, and moved. Live performances, art exhibitions, and lectures by global thinkers are yours to be discovered.