2018 Moments

We said hello to new faces, and goodbye to some friends. We celebrated, we learned, and then celebrated some more.

2018 brought many memorable moments to NYU Abu Dhabi, thanks to the students, faculty, and staff whose dedication and drive make our community truly remarkable and distinctly global. These are just a few of our favorite stories from the past year. 


  • NYUAD welcomes the Class of 2022: 389 students, 84 nationalities, endless possibilities.


  • Students win global scholarships: the Rhodes, Schwartzman, Fulbright, and STEM.
  • Two professors are elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi wins two Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards: School Sustainability and Best Cultural Experience (The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi).




  • Hundreds volunteer at the MENA Special Olympics events held at NYU Abu Dhabi.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi students help build sustainable houses for families in Jordan.