NYU Abu Dhabi Celebrates 10 Years

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.

10 Years of Firsts

10 Years of Growth

Here, we’ve developed into a globally recognized institution, attracting the very best students, faculty, and staff from around the world.

10 Years of Excellence and Innovation

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

#1 in UAE

For publications in

worlds top science

14Rhodes Scholars

In 6 graduating classes
(from 2014-2020)

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.

10 Years of Community

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.

10 Years of Memories

Here, we started something special. Here, we are home.

The Growth of Academics

Goffredo Puccetti (faculty) and Brad Bauer (library) compare NYUAD's course manual from then and now.

The Story of Our Mascot

Wayne Young (staff) remembers when Faiza the Falcon came into being, and all didn't go as planned.


Lasting Friendships

Alumnus Janos Kun explains how connections made at NYUAD are life-changing.


Unexpected Memories: Dancing in the Rain

Alumni Leah (Reynolds) Ritter, Manual Nivia, and Emily (Eagen) Nivia reminisce about a tradition in the making.

Experience NYU Abu Dhabi

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.