NYU Abu Dhabi Hosts Members of British Parliament as Part of Official Visit to the UAE

Press Release

Seven Members of Parliament (MPs) from the United Kingdom visited the NYU Abu Dhabi campus on Monday and spent time with University leadership and students.

The visit to the UAE is officially sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation included Charlotte Leslie, MP; David Morris, MP; Flick Drummond, MP; Paul Scully, MP; the Rt Hon Stephen Timms, MP; The Lord Wood of Anfield; and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, MP.

While at NYUAD, the MPs toured the campus, including visits to the library, Marketplace and Engineering Design Studio, and had a conversation with a number of students from the UAE and the UK.

NYUAD Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice Thomas Fletcher said: “We were delighted to have the UK delegation on campus, seeing the way in which NYU Abu Dhabi is supporting tomorrow's global leaders, and meeting a cross section of our diverse student body. We are excited to showcase how NYU Abu Dhabi continues to provide an exciting example of a 21st century university.”

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 speaking more than 100 languages.

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.