NYUAD’s liberal arts education teaches you to ask difficult questions, discover new ideas, and build practical skills to become an expert in your own field — whatever that may be.

Core courses address major global challenges, including the pursuit of equality, justice, peace, health, sustainability, and a rich understanding of humanity.

Check the calendar for important dates and events happening in 2018-19.

Featured Research

Research at NYU Abu Dhabi deepens our understanding of the world and ourselves.

True Origin of the North African Date Palm

Genome analysis reveals that North African date palms are a hybrid between cultivated date palms from the Middle East and a different, wild species of palm that grows on the island of Crete and in small areas of Southern Turkey. 


American technology giant, Intel Corporation, supports NYU Abu Dhabi research into new ways of securely testing and cofiguring computer chips.

Child Refugee Development

NYU is working with several international organizations to improve life for children and caregivers living in refugee camps across the Middle East.

Artist Spotlight

Internationally acclaimed artist Tarek Al-Ghoussein merges landscapes, self-portraiture, and interaction with the spaces he photographs.

Campus Tour

See where we learn, work, live, and play.

Just Explore

Passion for science leads NYU Abu Dhabi senior to exciting opportunities in Shanghai and New York.

The Best of Both Worlds

Quinn Fang picked NYU because she could enjoy the comforts of home and the independence of studying away.


Glimpse into the Past

NYU Abu Dhabi unveils 137 rarely seen photographs from the private collection of His Excellency Zaki Nusseibeh.

Schwarzman Scholars

A pair of NYU Abu Dhabi seniors have been selected to the 2020 cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships.

Ride for Zayed

100 riders join NYU Abu Dhabi's inaugural Ride for Zayed event.

Upcoming Events

NYU Abu Dhabi offers a lively forum for the exchange of ideas with local audiences as well as worldwide academic and research communities.


Opening February 26, 2019

NYUAD Art Gallery

Zimoun's minimalist, mechanized sculptures confront the viewer/listener with a unique and compelling visual soundscape.

Let's Connect