NYU Abu Dhabi's research program continues to evolve, thus helping Abu Dhabi become a recognized world center for scientific discovery and innovation.

NYUAD has established scientific centers, labs, and special projects that address issues of local, regional, and global significance such as predicting sea level change, better understanding of Arabian Gulf ecosystems, and improving public health in the UAE.

Significant investments have been made in research equipment and instrumentation, with core facilities established in critical research areas like imaging and microscopy, genetic sequencing, and materials science.

Featured Media Articles

UAE's corals suffer 'catastrophic' damage in record summer heat
The future of eight reefs in the Arabian Gulf is in doubt after high temperatures and low winds leave corals dying.
The National | February 02, 2019

UAE research suggests 'Actin' is critical in genome regulation during formation of nerve cells
A new NYU Abu Dhabi study suggests for the first time that Actin, which is a cytoskeleton protein found in the cell, is critical to regulating the genome - the genetic material of an organism - during the formation of "neurons" or nerve cells.
Emirates 24|7 | January 02, 2019

UAE expat among 5 female scientists to win Dh83,400 Unesco fellowship
Dr. Basma Radwan, postdoctoral research associate in neuroscience at NYUAD is investigating the connection between stress and sleep to develop a treatment for mood disorders and depression.
Khaleej Times | November 26, 2018


The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of modern scientific research requires that biologists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicists have a fundamental understanding of one another's areas.

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