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.

Family Business Histories

This interdisciplinary project brings together scholars to compile, document and analyze the history of selected regional family businesses to better understand past challenges and decision-making, as well as commercial legacies.

FieldLab DRC

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

Global Asia Initiative

Research to promote the study of Asian interactions, both historical and contemporary. 

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.

Intervention Design, Evaluation, and Applications at Scale (IDEAS) for Children

The core mission of IDEAS for Children is to provide robust evidence that supports the development of more effective and scalable interventions.

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.

Social Science Experimental Lab

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

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.