Our Research

Saving an Earth in Crisis

July was the hottest month on record, the world mourned the loss of its first glacier, and the Amazon is on fire.

Saving an Earth in Crisis

Urban Family Planning

An engineer's journey balancing cutting-edge research and motherhood.

Urban Family Planning

Finding a Deeper Meaning in Numbers

Traces of Professor Nader Masmoudi’s work are everywhere in the corner of the NYU Abu Dhabi building where his office is located.

Finding a Deeper Meaning in Numbers

Mind over Dark Matter

Professor Andrea Macciò has been searching his entire life for something that science knows is there but has never seen.

Mind over Dark Matter

Preserving the Past

The Middle East and North Africa, as they are rarely seen.

Preserving the Past

Moving Stories

Sociologists and other researchers have moved to NYU Abu Dhabi from around the world to study other migrants.

Moving Stories

Growing Up Global

Early-childhood experiences can prove to have life-long impact on the direction our lives take.

Growing Up Global

This is Us

Together, we can gain better insight into human nature.

This is Us

We Built This City

For millennia, cities have both lured and challenged humankind.

We Built This City

Just Add Salt

A more sustainable way to make cement.

Just Add Salt

On Thin Ice

Our environment is changing, fast.

On Thin Ice

A Unique Family Tree

Some popular North African dates are distinctly different and delicious. This might be why.

A Unique Family Tree

All Things Must Adapt

As environments change, so do the plants, animals, and people living in them.

All Things Must Adapt

A Better Life for Diabetics

A tiny sensor under the skin can track your blood sugar level quickly and painlessly.

A Better Life for Diabetics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NYU Abu Dhabi has the Gulf region’s only non-invasive MRI scanner dedicated solely to brain research.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Technology Taking Off

We're teaching drones to fly and figure out directions all on their own.

Technology Taking Off

War on Hackers

They're after everything from bank accounts to airplane GPS.

War on Hackers

Unsolved Mystery

The world’s brightest scientists have spent decades searching for something they can’t see.

Unsolved Mystery