H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Entrepreneur Juma Al Majid Visit

Library Director Ginny Danielson (left), with Juma Al Majid, UAE entrepreneur, and NYU Abu Dhabi Provost Fabio Piano (right) at the NYUAD Library.

Press Release

H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, along with Mr. Juma Al Majid, founder and chairman of the Al Majid Group, visited the NYU Abu Dhabi campus yesterday and spent time with University leadership.

While at NYUAD, Mr. Al Majid also toured the library and met with Director of Libraries Virginia Danielson to explore the library's collection of rare books, and to learn about the Arabic Collections Online project, a digital library of public domain Arabic-language content.

Arabic Collections Online aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years. NYU and the partner institutions are contributing all types of material—literature, business, science, and more—from their Arabic language collections. Arabic Collections Online will provide digital access to printed books drawn from rich Arabic collections of prominent libraries. To learn more about Arabic Collections Online visit http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/

NYUAD was developed in partnership with the UAE government and opened in 2010. It is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the region operated by a major U.S. research university. Today, there are around 880 undergraduates from 110 countries.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.