"Building on the strength and excellence of our individual programs, we offer exceptional interdisciplinary research opportunities that advance knowledge and positively impact our society."

Marta Losada, Dean of Science

An Overview

The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is home to a diverse, growing, and thriving community of world-class faculty, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. It is committed to excellent teaching; advancing our understanding of nature and the universe, and harnessing multidisciplinary research to respond to local and global challenges.

By prioritizing innovation, collaboration, and a multidisciplinary pursuit of knowledge and discovery, our vision is pushing the boundaries of what is possible, fostering a vibrant and inclusive community of scholars who seek to address the most pressing challenges of our time.

Latest News

Research Spotlight

Studying Galaxies

Aisha Al Yazeedi is a research assistant in astrophysics, with Global Network Associate Professor of Physics Joseph Gelfand supervising her work as a Kawader Fellow.

The Climate Challenge

Marine biologist John Burt uses the Arabian Gulf — the world’s warmest sea — as a natural laboratory to understand how marine organisms respond to and cope with extreme environmental conditions.

Brain Visuals

Much of the mechanics and biology of vision in the human brain is well understood, but Assistant Professor of Psychology Olivia Cheung explores how the brain processes visual information, what this tell us about how our cerebrals are organized, and most importantly, why.

A Research Journey Across Four Continents

Professor Youssef Idaghdour reflects on a research journey that has taken him from Morocco to the United Kingdom; and from the United States to his current home in the UAE.

Advocating for Marine Conservation

Amal Al Gergawi, who graduated at NYU Abu Dhabi with a degree in Social Research and Public Policy, researches marine conservation, policy, and governance in the region.

Mission Remission

Associate Professor of Chemistry Wael Rabeh is researching innovative cancer therapies to even humanity’s odds with the disease that is responsible for one in every six deaths.