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.


Watch 10 billion tons of ice fall into the ocean.  


Bedouin poets used to memorize thousands of verses because books were too heavy to carry around the desert.


Are the rich more selfish than the poor? The answer might surprise you.


Is our environment contributing to fatty liver disease?

Campus Tour

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

Asma Alabbar, UAE

“We come from all over the world with so many different backgrounds."


Research Reframed

The UAE’s Minister of Advanced Sciences explores what’s new in research the 2018 NYU Abu Dhabi Research Conference.

Sahara Dust Invades Greenland

Scientists track alarming effects of dust-laden air traveling from Africa to the Arctic in a newly discovered polar jet stream.

Seeking Startups

StartAD’s Beyond the Pitch competition seeks sustainable business ideas from UAE entrepreneurs who care about the planet.

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.

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