Here, We Grow

NYU Abu Dhabi is proud to present a series of special 10th anniversary videos that feature NYUAD community members — faculty, students, alumni, and staff — discussing and reacting to select Tenth Talks topics and highlighting areas of particular significance to NYUAD, its first ten years, and the next decade of success and growth

Grow Literacy

How do meaningful collaborations at NYU Abu Dhabi foster connection, benefit populations beyond NYUAD, and promote literacy education? In 2020, members of NYUAD's student interest group, Elevated, spearheaded the creation and publication of a children's book that explored the true meaning of home. Awam Amkpa, Dean of Arts and Humanities, leads this discussion between former members of Elevated, Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann and Dr. Rana Dajani, CEO of We Love Reading.

Grow Global Education

Eric Hamilton, Vice Provost of Research Policies and Governance at NYU Abu Dhabi, and NYUAD alumni reflect on what it actually means to grow a truly global university, and how the University is equipping students to become “global leaders.”

Grow Innovation and AI

Artificial Intelligence is now synonymous with growth and innovation. Antonios Tzes, Program Head of Electrical Engineering, and Nancy Gleason, Director of the Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning discuss the opportunities and cautionary boundaries of this unstoppable force and technology tool.

Grow Entrepreneurship

Managing Director of startAD and also Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NYU Abu Dhabi, Ramesh Jagannathan, and Beatrice Ionascu who is the co-founder of imagiLabs and from NYUAD's Class of 2016 talk about how the University is equipping students to realize their dreams and become successful entrepreneurs.

Grow Sustainability

NYUAD students, faculty, researchers, and staff are playing a pivotal role in sustaining the dialogue about climate change, addressing its impact, and coming up with innovative solutions through research, sustainable initiatives, and groundbreaking policies.

Antonios Vouloudis, director of Sustainability and Stewardship, along with Kemal Celik, assistant professor of civil and urban engineering, and Class of 2023 students Beniamin Strzelecki and Shahad Hamwi talk about how the University can make an impact.

Grow Inclusion

How is NYU Abu Dhabi building a more inclusive sense of community? Fatiah Touray, Senior Director of Inclusion and Equity, and Sarah Alzaabi from the University's Office of Inclusion and Equity paint a picture of what belonging truly means at NYUAD.