The Central Bank of the UAE and NYU Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Agreement creates shared commitment to expand professional and educational opportunities and collaborative research

Press Release

The Central Bank of the UAE and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote partnership and collaboration in the areas of professional training and development and research initiatives.

The Central Bank’s Deputy Governor Mohammed Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi and NYUAD Associate Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations Peter Christensen signed the MoU. A number of senior executives and leaders from both the Central Bank and NYU Abu Dhabi were present for the signing.

The MoU provides for a formal framework for cooperation in areas of common interest. Potential areas of collaboration include development of professional and executive education training programs, student scholars program, internship and career development opportunities, research projects, seminars, workshops and conferences and a distinguished speaker series.

Central Bank Quote: Deputy Governor, HE Mohammed Al Falasi said “The Central Bank is keen to foster collaboration with premier academic institutions in the areas of research, training, internship and recruitment of high caliber graduates, particularly Emiratis. The newly established Research and Statistics Department at the Central Bank provides the expertise to capitalize on talents and cultivate cooperative collaborations in the areas of mutual interests for all parties involved.”

NYUAD Associate Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations Peter Christensen said: “As a liberal arts and research university, NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to contribute to the region's vibrant educational ecosystem. Creating opportunities for innovative collaborations in areas of research, talent development and training with strong local industry experts like the Central Bank strengthens NYUAD’s contributions to knowledge and research development in Abu Dhabi, and the UAE." 

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.