A view of on of the highline bridges at the New York University Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

Statement From Tamkeen, NYU Abu Dhabi's Partner

Press Release

NYU Abu Dhabi, and its Abu Dhabi partner Tamkeen, have and do take any allegations of contractor violations of the labor monitoring and compliance program with the utmost seriousness. The safety and welfare of those who built and operate the NYU Abu Dhabi campus is of paramount importance. In the four years of construction of the NYU Abu Dhabi campus, the groundbreaking labour standards compliance monitoring regime has been vigorously applied. As a result, any and all identified violations have been successfully and appropriately rectified. A thorough investigation of the allegations revealed in The New York Times article was begun immediately following its publication on May 18, 2014. Once the investigation is complete, the results will be transparently reported, as has been the case in any allegation to date and in line with the ongoing reporting commitment of the project since its inception.


About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly-selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students 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 115 nations 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.