A center of advanced research, scholarly, and creative activity, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute was established in 2008 for Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the world. The Institute brings together academics, professionals, and leaders from around the world to its academic conferences and public programs to discuss research areas and topics of local and global significance.
Its academic conferences serve as a scholarly platform for NYU Abu Dhabi faculty, and faculty across the global network, to discuss and showcase their innovative research and creative activity. Its diverse public program of talks, panel discussions, film screenings, and exhibitions feature scholars, researchers, policy makers, and thought leaders who present topics of local and global significance.
The Office of Intellectual and Cultural Outreach within the NYUAD Institute brings together academics, professionals and experts from around the world to its scholarly workshops and conferences to discuss research and topics of general academic interest across the disciplines.
These workshops and conferences serve to forge ties between NYUAD faculty, NYU’s global network, and regional and international scholars in areas of the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. A broader audience interested in these activities is often invited to participate as attendants or discussants.
Through its workshop and conference program, the Institute fosters the exchange of new research ideas and collaborations among scholars and their respective institutions. The program offers opportunities for scholars and researchers of all disciplines to gather with their colleagues and exchange the newest ideas in research and broader academic developments. Proposals for these gatherings go through a rigid peer review process and are vetted by a steering committee headed by NYUAD’s Provost.