Global Relevance, Local Perspective

Exciting research is happening at NYU Abu Dhabi led by notable faculty from around the world.

Research Highlights

NYU Abu Dhabi research deepens our understanding of the world and ourselves, generates important new knowledge about local history and culture, and facilitates breakthrough discoveries in science and technology.

Africa: Generation Next

“If we think about the major problems we as a human race will face in the near future, finding ways to support the rapidly growing African population is critical.”

On the Quest for the Unknown

Marta Losada was part of a legendary research team that made one of the most exciting and impactful discoveries of our time.

All Rhodes lead to Abu Dhabi

Farah Shamout has returned to the place where she began her academic career, but now as an aspiring young researcher.

Raised Religious

How does Islam impact the world’s youth in their lives outside the mosque?

Just Plane Noisy

As the airline industry grows, and cities expand into the once-unpopulated areas that surround many airports, researchers are trying to figure out how to make aircraft quieter.

Finding a Deeper Meaning in Numbers

What you need to understand about big data, NYU Abu Dhabi Professor of Economics Christian Haefke explains, is that it’s actually small data – lots and lots of it.

Research Divisions

Research Videos

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers are confronting questions that are important for human progress. 

Seeing falcons differently

Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

A robot that writes perfect Arabic
Mohamad Eid

Mastering self (not selfie) photography
Tarek Al-Ghoussein

Postdoctoral and Undergraduate Research

NYU Abu Dhabi supports careers in research by providing a wide range of opportunities for young researchers.

Student Research

NYU Abu Dhabi students pursue significant research topics during their four years of study.

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