Exciting research is happening at NYU Abu Dhabi led by talented faculty from around the globe.

Research Impact

NYU Abu Dhabi research addresses questions that are important for human progress from climate change to artificial intelligence, human behavior, and globalization.


Since opening, NYUAD faculty and researchers have published more than 2,100 journals, articles, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters.
They have filed over 90 patents and directed/created more than 125 artistic works.

Featured Researchers

How Working Memory Works

Kartik Sreenivasan has been fascinated by working memory since his undergraduate days researching the neurobiology of schizophrenia patients.

Security in a Digital World

Innovative research by Ozgur Sinanoglu and his team at NYU Abu Dhabi may have a huge impact on an industry that loses up to $4 billion USD each year to piracy.

The Jury is Out

Research by political scientist Rebecca Morton may explain why decision-making in a group doesn't always lead to the best outcome.

What is Heritage?

On Delma Island, at Liwa oasis, and in the classroom, Robert Parthesius is helping NYU Abu Dhabi students discover UAE heritage — while challenging them to re-think exactly what “heritage” means.

Posdoctoral 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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