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.

There's something special about being an NYU Abu Dhabi alumni. Class of 2017 graduates are turning their dreams into reality at 44 grad schools and 78 companies around the world.

Our Research

Exciting research is happening at NYU Abu Dhabi led by talented faculty and researchers from around the globe.

Robert Allen

Re-Counting the Past

Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History Robert Allen is leading a massive data collection project that will help tell the largely untold story of Middle East economic history.

Ozgur Sinanoglu

Security in a Digital World

Ozgur Sinanoglu and his team of engineers at NYU Abu Dhabi have devised the unhackable chip — an innovation that may have a huge impact on an industry that loses up to $4 billion USD each year to digital piracy.

Sophia Kalantzakos

The Art of Conversation on Climate

"If we accept that humanity is the strongest and most transformative force on Earth, we also must take responsibility for the repercussions of our actions,” says Global Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Public Policy Sophia Kalantzakos.


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.

The Immunotherapy Revolution: How to Harness the Power of the Immune System to Treat Major Human Diseases

The Immunotherapy Revolution



March 20, 2018

This talk aims to review major breakthroughs of immune therapies in Cancer and inflammatory diseases and the potential key role of the immune system in Alzheimer diseases and cardiovascular diseases as well as the role of the diet.



Hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler "1929-1941"

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler "1929-1941"


March 22, 2018

This talk, based upon a book of the same name, uses a vast array of once secret documents to trace the parallel rise of Soviet Communism and Nazism and analyzes why Great Powers go to war against each other, delivering lessons relevant for today.

Hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center

Angel Rising

Angel Rising 2018 — Investor Education Symposium

March 24, 2018

Angel Rising is an annual symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq that provides education sessions on key topics related to Angel Investing to individuals from the region who have expressed an interest in investing in startups.

Hosted by NYUAD startAD