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.

Science in Fiction

A biologist-filmmaker with one eye looking through a camera and another looking down a microscope.

The Way we Were

Ancient receipts, boats made of reed, and old photos long forgotten serve as wayfinders for researchers challenging the historical narrative of the Middle East.


Why do falcons capture the imagination of scientists and artists alike?

The Art of Research

Art speaks for itself. But often when it does, it forgets to communicate the amount of effort and the rigorous research behind its creation.

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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