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NYU Abu Dhabi is leading and growing with Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a global center of groundbreaking intellectual and artistic scholarship for the 21st century.
NYU Abu Dhabi faculty come from over 40 countries and are working on nearly every continent to bring about positive change for a globalized society.
The University's unique location makes it an ideal hub for researchers pursuing answers to boundless questions and solutions to complex problems.
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Nikos Nikiforakis, professor of economics, challenges the widespread belief that the rich care less about others, by testing people's willingness to return money that doesn't belong to them.
Microchips are found in any device considered "smart" from computers, to phones, to refrigerators, to airplanes. Though these ubiquitous wafers of metal and silicon facilitate our daily lives, they are subject to vulnerabilities.
On Delma Island, at Liwa oasis, and in the classroom, Robert Partheisus is helping NYU Abu Dhabi students discover UAE heritage — while challenging them to re-think exactly what heritage means.
Arts and Humanities
NYU Abu Dhabi is actively contributing to an urgent international research effort to understand how climate change will impact global sea level.
Sophisticated radar systems and GPS equipment placed in the Greeland ice sheet will track its disappearance, says the NYUAD Center for Global Sea Level Change.
The arts "have always created stories of the future that help us understand or process it better."
Arts and Humanities
Chemist Pance Naumov wins the prestigous Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship
Social Research Award
Rachel Brulé, assistant professor of political science, wins a major award for research on inheritage rules in India
Next Einstein Fellow
A great honor for engineer and smart transportation expert Tembine Hamidou
Deepak Unnikrishnan's debut novel Temporary People earns international acclaim
Jonardon Ganeri wins the Middle East Education Leadership Award for Best Professor in Philosophy
Engineering faculty Ramesh Jagnnathan is the first from NYUAD to win the Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award