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 in 2019-20.

Featured Research

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

Mind Over Dark Matter

Professor Andrea Macciò has been searching his entire life for something that science knows is there but has never seen.

This is Us

Together, we can gain better insight into human nature.

War on Hackers

They're after everything from bank accounts to airplane GPS.

Campus Tour

See where we learn, work, and live.

Student Stories

Why choose NYU Abu Dhabi?

Merima Sabanovic

Science requires one to always be abreast with current advancement. I enjoy that constant pursuit of knowledge.


Hurbert Shauri

What I learn in sports does not just stop on the pitch. It seeps into our daily lives, in almost everything we do. It is a lifestyle.

Civil Engineering

Nada Ammagui

I didn't have a concrete idea of what I wanted to study, but I knew I wanted to take advantage of NYUAD’s strategic location.

Arab Crossroad Studies


Yenching Scholar

Class of 2019 alumni Rastraraj Bhandari was selected for the fifth cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

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.

Speculative Landscapes

September 16 - December 7, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

Explore the imagined worlds of Areej Kaoud, Ayman Zedani, Jumairy, and Raja’a Khalid, four UAE-based artists, reflecting on our shared futures.


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