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    Things Every Student Should Know About Applying to Grad School

    For the last four years, prestigious graduate schools from around the world have come to NYU Abu Dhabi to answer questions, offer advice, and guide students through the graduate school decision-making process.

  2. Asma's NYU Abu Dhabi Story

    Asma Alabbar joins the NYUAD Class of 2021 from Dubai, UAE.

  3. Chip Can't Be Hacked

    Landmark achievements in IT security are happening at NYU Abu Dhabi. For the first time, researchers developed a computer chip with security implemented at the lowest possible level, the hardware level. "Logic-locked" chips can't be hacked or copied, providing future users with new guarantees of security for their devices.

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    Seven Student Stories From the Seven Emirates

    NYU Abu Dhabi students have many opportunities during their four years to travel the UAE and experience the uniqueness of each emirate; from Dubai with its extraordinary skyscrapers, to Fujairah's manicured beaches, and the rugged mountains of Ras al-Khaimah, where it snows in the winter.

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    How Do Coral Reefs Survive in the Hottest Sea on Earth?

    The Arabian region contains some of the most unique but understudied coral reef ecosystems on Earth. Corals in the Arabian Gulf survive extreme sea temperatures — 36 degrees Celsius or higher in the summer — and are more heat tolerant than any other corals on the planet.

  6. NYU Abu Dhabi is a Hub for Social Science Fieldwork

    NYU Abu Dhabi's unique location in the Middle East makes it an ideal headquarters for social scientists conducting field research in dozens of countries to better understand complex global societies, past and present.

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    NYUAD's First Airline Cargo Logistics Course Really Takes Off

    There’s a flurry of activity behind the large glass doors of the Madrid meeting room in Etihad Cargo’s head office in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City. The bright afternoon light streams in through large picture windows as students from New York University’s degree-granting campuses — eight from NYU Abu Dhabi, three from NYU Shanghai, and one from NYU New York— prepare to present interactive applications and product prototypes to senior Etihad Cargo officials.

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    Major Choices

    One of the perks of a liberal arts education at NYU Abu Dhabi is students’ freedom to construct their own education. We are encouraged to explore non-traditional course paths and combine unrelated majors and minors like computer science with theater, or physics and philosophy.

  9. NYU Abu Dhabi Research Responds to Vital Local and Global Challenges

    NYU Abu Dhabi is pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge for the Middle East region. NYUAD, together with Abu Dhabi, is leading and growing as a global center of groundbreaking intellectual and artistic scholarship for the 21st century.

  10. Bedouin Nabati Poetry in the Arabian Peninsula

    For centuries, Nabati poetry has been a touchstone of identity and tribal values in the Arabian Peninsula.

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    Experts Test Game Theory On World's Top Tennis Players

    John Wooders, professor of economics at NYU Abu Dhabi, doesn’t play tennis, and as a fan he most enjoys watching his son on the court. But he does have a professional interest in the sport: Wooders has found a way to use the performance of the world’s top tennis players to test game theory.

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    A Day in the Life of an NYUAD Student Abroad

    Imagine moving from the quiet, hot, and invariably sunny Abu Dhabi to the stone jungle of a city that never sleeps. Thrilling? Different? Challenging, perhaps? It’s the kind of transition faced by every student at NYU Abu Dhabi. Spending a semester abroad is not only a graduation requirement but an unparalleled chance to travel the world, which engineering student William Young, Class of 2018, took with pronounced enthusiasm.

  13. Scientists Examine Coral Reef Health in the Arabian Gulf

    NYU Abu Dhabi, on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island, sits only about a kilometer away from a massive coral reef that's trying to survive some of the most extreme environmental conditions in the world.

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    How Smart Cities Can Beat Their Traffic Troubles

    Everybody talks about traffic congestion, and yet it just seems to keep getting worse. But now three NYU Abu Dhabi engineers are laying the groundwork for a new form of data-driven cooperation with police and municipal authorities, designed to move vehicles around the city more efficiently.

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    Voices of a Generation

    Two years ago when Ayisha Khansaheb, research assistant at NYU Abu Dhabi, started work on a historic study about the personal histories of elderly women in the UAE she wasn’t quite sure how she would get in touch with her research subjects.

  16. Family Ties, First Goodbyes: A Sibling Story at NYU Abu Dhabi

    "We all came in one by one and now ... one by one we're going to be leaving. It's a little bit sad but exciting at the same time."

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    Space Science With Earthly Ties

    Scientists at the Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi are onto something that seems out of this world: the idea that modern techniques used by astrophysicists to study the inside of the Sun can improve the way geophysicists on Earth image oil and gas reservoirs.

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    Engineering to Protect Coastal Cities

    As climate change raises sea levels, feeding storm surges, coastal cities are increasingly at risk. How can vital transportation networks be protected in such scenarios? NYU Abu Dhabi's Samer Madanat, dean of engineering, is working with researchers at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), where he once taught, to help answer that question.

  19. Class of 2017 Graduation Tribute

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2017 is comprised of 165 students from 64 countries who speak an average 2.5 languages. During their four years, 90 percent spent at least one semester abroad, 78 percent participated in community service, and 329 internships were completed.

  20. "Make Change By Doing"

    An audience of nearly 1,400 rose to its feet at NYU Abu Dhabi's fourth Commencement ceremony to praise student speaker Nafisatou Mounkaila, an Arab Crossroads major from the US, who urged fellow graduates to "challenge the standard" and "refuse to consume hate."

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    Rhyme or Reason

    Scholars already know that societies present and past, everywhere in the world, make music and move to music because rhythm is largely biological, it’s simple human nature. But the role of culture in this seemingly universal experience is not yet fine tuned.

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    Research That Starts By Building Trust

    Every kind of scholarly research can be intensely demanding at times, but few disciplines are as immersive as ethnography. Just ask Zeynep Ozgen, assistant professor of social research and public policy at NYU Abu Dhabi. As a political sociologist, Ozgen studies “religious social movements, and the relationship between culture and politics more broadly.”

  23. This is the Class of 2017: Where They've Been

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2017 came to the UAE from 64 countries and have traveled the world.

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    "Fieldwork is essential"

    Melina Platas, assistant professor of political science, spends several months per year conducting research throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Fieldwork, she said, is essential in her line of work to gain first-hand insights about unique social and political processes.

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    “Abu Dhabi is an exciting place to be a social scientist"

    Morgan Hardy, assistant professor of economics, spends about one quarter of each year conducting fieldwork in various regions of Ghana. Her primary interest is in development economics, with a topical focus on firms, labor markets, and social networks.

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    Research Subjects “more willing to work with me” Because of NYU Abu Dhabi

    Daniel Karell, associate professor of sociology, travels a few times a year to places like Afghanistan and Pakistan to visit historical archives and interview local people about their life experiences.

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    NYUAD an “ideal place for a scholar working in Africa”

    Jonathan Andrew Harris, NYU Abu Dhabi assistant professor of political science, says “being in the field and understanding the day-to-day of my informants helps me build a more complete theoretical picture of governance problems in Kenya.”

  28. Leaders of the Pack

    NYU Abu Dhabi has honored the finalists of the 2017 Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Awards at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi that hosted 180 students, staff and faculty. The awards recognize the outstanding leadership contributions of NYUAD students to the institution and its surrounding community. Al Khayr is an Arabic phrase which means the ultimate good.

  29. 10 Capstone Projects That Prove NYUAD Students Are Global Thinkers

    10 Capstone Projects That Prove NYUAD Students Are Global Thinkers

    NYU Abu Dhabi students come to the UAE from all over the globe with unique perspectives, educational goals, and career aspirations. Capstone projects by the graduating class often reveal how personal experiences can be combined with four years of education in Abu Dhabi to address vital challenges in our increasingly globalized society.

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    Student Research Explores Emirati Men's Gendered Experiences of State-Promoted Women's Work in the UAE

    Lauren Clingan, social science major, spent four months tracking down two dozen Emirati men to ask about their gendered experiences of state-promoted women's employment in the UAE.

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    NYUAD Student Research Tackles Issues of Real Importance for the UAE

    Over four years of study, many NYU Abu Dhabi students from all over the world become champions of innovation and progress for the UAE, choosing Capstone research that can make a real difference, in the real world around them.

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    What Kind of Boss is the Best Motivator?

    In many workplaces today, diversity is ubiquitous. NYU Abu Dhabi psychology major Dinara Mukhayarova, Class of 2017, grew up in the UAE has worked in many diverse employee pools as an intern. These workplace experiences, she said, inspired her to pursue Capstone research that explores the relationship between team diversity and employees' willingness to comply with demands from a supervisor.

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    NYU Abu Dhabi is Research “Headquarters” For Improving Life in African Communities

    Yaw Nyarko, professor of economics and native of Ghana, is the director of NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), a comprehensive research center devoted to the study and application of innovative and cutting-edge technologies that can significantly improve economic growth in developing countries around the world.

  34. Students Awarded for Academic Excellence and Dedication to Others

    NYUAD Students Awarded for Academic Excellence and Dedication to Others

    NYU Abu Dhabi students received many global awards and grants in the 2016-17 academic year in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievements and contributions to their communities.

  35. Nanoparticle Development Set to Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

    A new nanoparticle developed by scientists of the Trabolsi Research Group at NYU Abu Dhabi could change the future of how drug delivery systems are used in the treatment of cancer.

  36. NYUAD Students Empower Future Female Leaders in Abu Dhabi

    NYUAD Students Empower Future Female Leaders in Abu Dhabi

    As the granddaughter of immigrants, I've seen how education can transform lives, including both my mother’s and, now, my own.

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    "Languages Get You More Places"

    NYU Abu Dhabi students Ella Noll and Benjamin Marcus-Willers have never met, and probably won’t meet this summer, either. But they’ll both be improving their Mandarin Chinese, thanks to Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) from the U.S. State Department.

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