Abu Dhabi is an exciting place to be a social scientist. It feels as if the whole world collides here.
NYU Abu Dhabi's unique location in the Middle East makes it an ideal headquarters for social scientists working to better understand complex global societies, both past and present. Our faculty are working on fieldwork projects throughout the region on topics ranging from religious mobilization in Turkey to political systems in Afghanistan, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nancy W. Gleason
Director, Hilary Ballon Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor of Practice
Industry 4.0; The Future of Work; Higher Education Learning; Pedagogy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution; Lifelong Learning; Sustainability
Research at NYUAD focuses on finding culturally sensitive ways to study social behavior in the Middle East.
The Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at NYUAD is an interdisciplinary center which aims to create mutually beneficial relationships with local universities, organizations, and the wider community by offering their members a useful opportunity to participate in behavioral research activities.