Social Science Division Labs

As complex social problems facing human societies evade the grasp of any individual discipline, they are more efficiently addressed through interdisciplinary approaches. Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is an integrated research unit of centers, labs, and projects.

FieldLab DRC

FieldlabDRC is a not for profit, which aims to help researchers do research in the Congo, and strengthen local research capacities.

Ideas of India

A website curated by Rahul Sagar seeks to further the study of modern Indian political thought by drawing attention to the vibrant public sphere that took shape in the century prior to independence.


Research & Empirical Analysis of Labor Migration aims improve our understanding of the structures and dynamics implicated in recruitment for temporary work, ranging from individual motivations and expectations, to the broader dynamics of labor supply and demand.

Re-Counting the Past

Distinguished Global Professor Robert Allen is leading an historic data collection project to better understand the economic history of the Middle East.

Research Group in Network Science

An interdisciplinary group of faculty and researchers focusing on questions in which network dynamics and relational processes are at the heart of the analysis.

Social Science Experimental Lab

An interdisciplinary center where experimental research in the social science is conducted by NYU Abu Dhabi faculty and students.


WGAPE is an international forum for academic researchers who combine deep field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods.

NYUAD Institute Labs

Global TIES for children

Global TIES for children designs, evaluates, and advises on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe.