Uncovering Polynya

New research out of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute helps unravel a 43-year-old mystery in deep Antarctica.

War on Hackers

NYUAD cybersecurity researchers, undergraduate, and graduate students, are working on interdisciplinary cyber-defenses to safeguard sensitive data and systems and protect and mitigate risk to human life.

New Perspectives on Old Traditions

NYU Abu Dhabi scholars have produced an impressive collection of books and articles about the Arab world’s rich intellectual, religious, and cultural history.

NYUAD Explains Stars

NYUAD's Center for Space Science explains some of the phenomena that make stars such interesting and appealing research subjects.

How Stars Spin

Center for Space Science astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of Sun-like stars for the first time.

New Research Shows How We Turn On and Off Languages

This research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, as well as a La Caixa Foundation fellowship for Post-Graduate Studies.

Landmark Agreement

NYUAD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Health — Abu Dhabi to better understand the causes of chronic diseases among Emiratis, including diabetes and heart disease.

Climate Modeling

Scientists have developed a sophisticated new theoretical model that may lead to timelier, accurate forecasts of the central Pacific El Niño, an important weather-maker.

Shisha Danger

A study by the NYUAD Public Health Research Center shows secondhand smoke from shisha is worse than secondhand smoke from cigarettes.

Desert Poets

NYU Abu Dhabi Senior Humanities Fellow Marcel Kurpershoek traveled to the Arabian desert in the 1980s to record oral poetry and stories with the Bedouin people.

How Bilinguals Juggle Language

For the first time, researchers have illustrated that switching languages when speaking and switching languages when listening engages different parts of the brain.

In the News

NYUAD Research Institute is frequently featured in local and international media.

How the Sahara ended up in the Arctic
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi recently reported that this meandering polar jet stream is depositing not only warm, moist air, but also hot dust from the Sahara Desert to the Arctic Circle
LabRoots | October 12, 2018

Changes in polar jet circulation bring more dust from Sahara Desert to the Arctic
Poleward transport of warm, moist, and dust-laden air masses from the Sahara Desert results in ice melting in southeast Greenland, scientists have found.
Science Daily | October 10, 2018

This Glacier Just Spit Out An Iceberg the Size Of Lower Manhattan
The Helheim Glacier in Greenland just lost 10 billion tons of ice--and scientists captured it on camera.
National Geographic | July 11, 2018

NYUAD study into sign language and brain function 'shows how similar people are'
Studies involving New York University Abu Dhabi are helping to provide a detailed localisation for certain neural processes involved in language.
The National | May 27, 2018

Giant Waves Nearly Half a Million Miles Across Seen on the Sun for the First Time
Huge, slow-moving waves that drive Earth's weather and shape the swirls in Jupiter's atmosphere also exist on the sun, new research reveals. | May 21, 2018

Will rising waters leave Abu Dhabi under water? Scientists seek answers
Without models predicting how ice sheets interact with the ocean, one of the biggest questions on climate change remains unanswered.
The National | May 09, 2018

How NYUAD research hopes to predict crucial changes to India's monsoons
Rains are essential to agriculture - as is understanding how climate change may alter them.
The National | April 28, 2018

Arabic translation comes of age
The first volumes of the Library of Arabic Literature, an ambitious translation project of classical Arabic works into English, appeared five years ago, with several dozen now being available to international readers. But this is just the beginning, library editors Philip Kennedy, James Montgomery, Shawkat Toorawa and Chip Rossetti explain.
Al-Ahram Weekly | April 07, 2018

Climate model projects 45% fall in monsoon
Researchers from the Centre for Prototype Climate Modeling, New York University Abu Dhabi predict that there could be a 45% decrease in Indian summer monsoon in the late stages of 21st century.
The Times of India | March 01, 2018