Addressing Vital Local and
Global Challenges

NYU Abu Dhabi research is pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge.

Research With Perspective

NYU Abu Dhabi’s location at the crossroads of the world allows us to look at research from a new lens.

Research and Academic Divisions

Research News

Unhackable Computer Chip

Unhackable Chip

Landmark achievements in IT security are happening at NYU Abu Dhabi. For the first time, researchers have developed a computer chip with security implemented at the lowest possible level, the hardware level.

Corals and Climate Change

Corals and Climate Change

The key to coral reef survival could lie here in the Arabian Gulf. NYU Abu Dhabi sits about a kilometer away from a massive reef that's trying to survive some of the most extreme environmental conditions in the world.

Portable E. coli detector

Portable Device Can Detect E. Coli in 20 Minutes

The portable and affordable device is capable of amplifying a genetic marker of the Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli in just 20 minutes using a technique called loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP).

NYU Abu Dhabi launches UAE Healthy Future Study

UAE Healthy Future

NYU Abu Dhabi is leading the UAE’s first long-term study to understand high incidences of diabetes and heart disease among the Emirati population.

Heritage Preservation

Arts and Humanities research activities at NYU Abu Dhabi encompass fields of central importance to human culture and creativity.
Artistic scholarship and regional heritage preservation are key areas of focus.

Research for a Globalized World

NYU Abu Dhabi’s unique location makes it an ideal headquarters for social science researchers conducting fieldwork all over the world to better understand global societies past and present. For example, the Center for Technology and Economic Development is working on cutting-edge technologies that can improve life for thousands of farmers and traders in Ghana.

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