A New Model of Education

The 21st century requires rigorous, broad, and imaginative educational training. NYU Abu Dhabi provides extraordinary
opportunities for individual exploration and growth, and prepares students to succeed in a truly global world.

Experience NYU Abu Dhabi

“You're always learning from other people. The diversity here is incredible.”


Student Stories

Becoming an Engineer

Daniel Carelli was on the team that built an underwater drone for coral reef research.

Brexit, Up Close

Students met key politicians and watched history unfold as part of a 10-day course across Europe.

A New Model of Education

NYU Abu Dhabi develops future leaders who contribute their passion and skills to NYUAD and the UAE.

Community Education Programs

NYU Abu Dhabi is uniquely positioned to advance Abu Dhabi as a global center of ideas, education, and talent.

Summer Academy

This program is designed to enhance the academic profiles of highly motivated Abu Dhabi-based Emirati high school students.

Executive Education

The Office of Executive Education offers organizations and senior leaders practical tools and strategies to succeed in today’s global business economy.


Internships, out-of-class interactions, and extracurricular activities were the most valuable part of my university experience. Interacting with students from different backgrounds shaped who I am today.

Abdullah I. Mahomed, engineering major

My double minor (literature, French) enables me to take full advantage of the liberal arts education we have at NYUAD. Since we have the opportunity to take classes across disciplines, completing minors across these divisions has enabled me to intentionally and actively shape my educational journey.

Sharon Qiu, biology major

I believe that my double minor in legal studies and film truly embodies the essence of a liberal arts education. The disparity between these two fields of study allows me to explore the breadth of subjects that NYUAD offers and does not tie me down to just one. It is because of my varied education that I had an advantage in certain activities and opportunities.