It’s All Thanks to You

On the 10 year anniversary of NYU Abu Dhabi, we want to thank every contributor who believed in our mission.

New York University’s partnership with Abu Dhabi has resulted in the establishment of NYU Abu Dhabi as a new, resolutely global model of higher education, with an incredibly diverse undergraduate and graduate student population, world-class campus, rigorous academics, and impactful research. 

World-class universities, including NYUAD, thrive on the support from like-minded individuals and institutions that share their vision and believe in their missions.  

Since its inception in 2018, the NYU Abu Dhabi Development and Alumni Relations Office has worked to build the support and assistance of individuals, corporations, and foundations to further the University’s growth. Our major contributors — like David Webb, have played crucial roles in our growth by pledging their philanthropy to NYUAD. 

David Webb is a high profile jewelry house from New York who has contributed to fund the Arabic Curatorial Museum Fellow. The curatorial fellowship was designed exclusively for NYUAD alumni who have bilingual literacy in Arabic. The fellow is paired with the NYUAD Art Gallery Curatorial and Education programs, preparing the fellow to embark on a career in museums. This fellowship is unique to NYUAD and the UAE, furthering the work of the NYUAD Art Gallery into the academic and intellectual life of the University and the artistic community of Abu Dhabi. 

All of our supporters, partners, and friends help accelerate our trajectory. NYUAD is so grateful  to the hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends who continue to endorse the mission. A big thank you to:

Russel Sage Foundation, Ripple, HSBC, Al Maskari Group, Mubadala, ADCB, Al Masaood Group, Intel, GAC, David Webb, Swyp, SACEM, IIAI, SwissRe, Cranmore Partners, Emerson, Atlantis, among many others.

Here’s To The Next 10 Years

NYUAD firmly believes that the continued advancement of the University will change lives and  transform higher education. Rima Zaitoon, the Executive Director of Development & Alumni Relations said, “In just a decade, NYU Abu Dhabi became an integral part of the UAE landscape of global higher education, thanks to the incredibly supportive local and international community. We look forward to you joining our growing network as we embark on another decade of excellence of service to the UAE and the world.”

Continued partnerships with  individuals, corporates, and foundations will continue to sustain our goals including:

  • Scholarships and Fellowships to ensure that access to an NYUAD education will always be based on ability alone. While talent is evenly distributed around the world, opportunity to cultivate that talent is not.
  • Support for research priorities at NYUAD that will advance solutions to the region’s and world’s intractable problems ― including water management, public health, conflict resolution, cybersecurity, climate change, urban planning among many others.
  • Support for the arts and culture that will strengthen the dynamic relationship between arts, scholarship, and the community that only a university can offer.