About the Faculty V2

World-class researchers. Distinguished educators.

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty are leaders in their field who come to Abu Dhabi from all over the world to address problems that are essential for human progress.

Their work in the classroom and in research generates new knowledge about regional history and culture, deepens our understanding of the world and ourselves, and has led to scientific breakthroughs under microscopes and in outer space.


NYU Abu Dhabi’s faculty are at once great teachers and distinguished scholars, eager to involve undergraduates in their research.

Vice Chancellor Al Bloom

NYU Abu Dhabi recruits accomplished faculty from prestigious universities and leading companies to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders. 

History of Excellence

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Oxford University
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
  • University of California at Berkeley

Noteable Accolades

  • Nobel Laureate
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • David Dan International Prize
  • Hindu Prize
  • Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator

Industry Experts

  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Bhasha Centre
  • British Ambassador to Lebandon
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Commodities Authority, Abu Dhabi
  • HMP Wandsworth, London
  • YouGov Middle East and Africa, Dubai

Significant Research Awards

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Abu Dhabi Education Council
  • Al Jalila Foundation
  • Centre for Economic Policy
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • NASA
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre