NYU Abu Dhabi Design Lab: AI

About the Program

NYU Abu Dhabi Design Lab is a three-day, immersive experience that brings together top students from around the world to collaborate on a potential solution to a global challenge using design thinking tools and techniques. This program gives rising 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a university classroom, connect with faculty and students, and get a glimpse of what it’s like to live and learn at NYU Abu Dhabi.

This year’s Design Lab topic is "Being Hum(ai)n: Humanity in the Age of AI.”
Participating students will have the opportunity to think critically across academic boundaries, learn research and design thinking techniques, and emerge with a potential solution that solves a problem around humanity and artificial intelligence through one of three academic perspectives:

  • The arts and humanities
  • The sciences and engineering
  • The social sciences and business

In addition to the core program, Design Lab participants will also be given the tools and resources to help them prepare for the college admission process and navigate the next steps in their educational journeys.

  • Program dates: May 30–June 2, 2024
    Participants fly in on May 30 and depart on June 2, after 2pm.

    NYU Abu Dhabi will cover the costs associated with the program attendance once participants arrive in-country, including accommodation on-campus, meals, entry visas (if required), and transportation within the UAE. Participants are responsible for the cost of transportation or airfare to NYU Abu Dhabi.

    • Application opens: March 28, 2024
    • Application deadline: April 20, 2024