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

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.

Moving Stories

Sociologists and other researchers have moved to Abu Dhabi to study other migrants.

Growing Up Global

Early childhood experiences can have a lifelong impact on the direction our lives take.

This is Us

Together, we can gain better insight into human nature.

Research Divisions

Researcher Spotlight

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.

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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