Undergraduate Education

The 21st century requires rigorous, broad, and imaginative undergraduate training. NYU Abu Dhabi’s curriculum 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.”

Academic and Research Divisions

NYU Abu Dhabi is building an advanced eco-system of research, academics, programs, and faculty that contribute to the growth of the UAE.

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Arts and Humanities

NYU Abu Dhabi Arts and Humanities encompass fields of central importance to human culture and creativity.

Engineering student


Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi focuses on innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship in the areas of cyber security, robotics, urban systems, environmental sustainability, and biomedical and health systems.

2014 Experimental Research Building (ERB)


Scientific research at NYU Abu Dhabi addresses some of the most pressing issues affecting the globe while simultaneously asking questions that further our basic understanding of nature and the universe.

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Social Science

Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to explain and investigate the functioning of society, and address pressing contemporary issues that affect individual and societal well-being.

Student Stories

Explore learning at NYUAD through the eyes of our students.

Daniel Carelli, Class of 2018

Becoming an Engineer

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

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.

NYUAD Summer Academy: A Graduate Perspective

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.

Profile of Abdullah Mahomed

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.