Enriching a Global Community

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute brings people together to experience vitally new ideas and discuss pressing global issues. The Institute presents academic conferences, research workshops, public lectures, conversations with authors and artists, films, and co-sponsors exhibitions in both Abu Dhabi and New York.

Fabio Piano, NYUAD Provost

It is that constant, continuous ability to bring top discourse to Abu Dhabi that has been one of the great success stories of the Institute.

Fabio Piano, NYU Abu Dhabi Provost

Featured Events

Institute talks and conferences explore topics central to NYU Abu Dhabi academic and research pursuits
such as sustainability, urban planning, climate change, peace, genomics, and world finance.

The STEM Gender Gap: Causes, Consequences and Solutions for Academia

Gender and STEM: Insights from the Arab World

Open to the Public
April 30, 2018
NYUAD Campus, Conference Center


Experts in gender, STEM, and technology highlight the inspiring contributions Arab women have made to the STEM fields and cover the remaining challenges to addressing the global STEM gender gap.


Hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

An Orpheus Descending

An Orpheus Descending

By Invitation

April 30 - May 1, 2018
NYU Abu Dhabi Campus


How has American racism been inherited, learned and weaponized by tribe against tribe to build the vast and violent heartland individuals live in today?


Hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Past Event Highlights

This is just a small sample of public events recently hosted by the Institute.


Many Institute talks are recorded and available online.

Program Proposals

The Institute welcomes proposals for multi-day conferences, workshops, and regional seminars in fields of study that have thematic relevance to the NYUAD curriculum and areas of research: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Science.
Submission guidelines and procedures (PDF)

Submission deadlines
February 1 and September 1

About the Institute

The Institute is a cornerstone of academic excellence at NYU Abu Dhabi, supporting innovative research programs, and organizing public discussions with international experts.

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Atlantic Council, Barjeel, Emirates Falconers Club, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Hedaya, UAE University, Zayed University.

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