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The Office of Community and Education Engagement at NYU Abu Dhabi develops projects and special programs that serve to strengthen NYUAD's ties with the Abu Dhabi community.
Silver Torch Community Day
The Silver Torch Program is a series of community events hosted for a select audience designed to introduce our external community partners to NYUAD programming and personalities. Previous Silver Torch events include the Silver Torch Diplomacy Community Day with Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Dr. Adnan Pachachi and an annual breakfast commencement reception.
Community to Community Lecture Series
Community to Community (C2C) Lecture Series brings experts from various sectors to NYUAD and promotes meaningful dialogues with students, faculty and staff. One of the initiatives under C2C is the Diplomacy in Action program series, created in partnership with NYUAD’s Student Life department. This forum hosts both individuals who live in, or are travelling through the UAE. The format generally asks the speaker to share their expertise and experiences with the NYUAD Community, followed by a Q&A session. Since the program’s inception, we have hosted 15 speakers and approximately 600 students.
Community. Conversation. Collaboration. The Co(3)Lab is a community lab in a transformational space. Come visit our lab in the East Administration Building (A4), room 004 (view map) and also watch for the Co(3)Lab on the Road.
The first of it’s kind in the Gulf region, Einstein Sandbox is an innovative video platform developed by NYU Abu Dhabi to create unique videos from the engaging curriculum developed by local education innovators. It aims to share the experience and ideas between local classrooms and provide a video platform of education exchange.
The Roadmap project uses unique tools and processes to identify, visualize, develop, and implement areas of collaboration between NYUAD and a host of external community partners. These mutually beneficial programs and projects are generated to meet a specific organizational, institutional, or social goal.
Mindcrafting with Mindcraft
Mindcrafting with Minecraft is an initiative that brings together students and faculty from schools and universities to learn using digital tools.
Each event focuses on a topic that can be visually conceptualized using the program Minecraft. In Minecraft you can create interactive 3D worlds that contain almost any landscape, building, or object you can imagine.
Student Embassy Ambassadors
The Student Embassy Ambassador Program develops a new channel of communication between the current Diplomatic Corps in the United Arab Emirates and one of NYU Abu Dhabi’s most special assets, its students. Taking the opportunity to connect the diverse demographics of our student body; essentially building bridges between Embassies in the UAE and its nationals at NYUAD to enable, create and enrich the relationships, and cultivation therein.
Education Leadership Roundtables
Throughout the academic year we convene teachers and principals to network, learn, and share best practices in education. Other education engagement initiatives involve outreach programming to schools in the community and schools visits to NYUAD.