Programs

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.

His Excellency, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Dr. Adnan Pachachi lead a focused dialogue on international diplomacy and foreign affairs in the UAE.
His Excellency, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Dr. Adnan Pachachi lead a focused dialogue on international diplomacy and foreign affairs in the UAE.
NYUAD's fourth Commencement celebrated with honored guests from the community at the third Silver Torch Breakfast Reception.
NYUAD's fourth Commencement celebrated with honored guests from the community at the third Silver Torch Breakfast Reception.
NYUAD's fourth Commencement celebrated with honored guests from the community at the third Silver Torch Breakfast Reception.
NYUAD's fourth Commencement celebrated with honored guests from the community at the third Silver Torch Breakfast Reception.

Community to Community Lecture Series

Undersecretary Richard Stengel joins C2C for a discussion on messaging diplomacy in the 21st century.
Undersecretary Richard Stengel joins C2C for a discussion on messaging diplomacy in the 21st century.

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.

Co(3)Lab

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.

Einstein Sandbox

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.

Roadmaps

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.

Educators discuss typical high school concerns.