Competitions offer a unique learning experience for students working in sustainability.


Yusuf Jimoh was brave enough to put himself out there while at NYUAD. Today, he is a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering.

Jude Lucienne Elziq's Capstone film Between the Barricades has been screened at 14 film festivals in nine countries.




Research at NYU Abu Dhabi deepens our understanding of the world and ourselves.

Humanizing The Future

What people think of as the future of technology is the work of some faculty on campus at NYUAD today.

Refugee Prejudice

Self-reflection on ancestor's
immigration history can make
people more empathetic
towards others.

Workplace Bias

A new study shows the extent to which discriminatory thinking influences hiring practices in the workplace.

This is NYU Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi and New York University set out to develop a new model of higher education. This is the story of NYU Abu Dhabi and its pioneering global community of students and faculty. Watch the full-length film.

Faculty Highlights

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty are researchers, scholars, and artists of extraordinary distinction within and beyond their disciplines.

David Blakeslee, Associate Professor of Economics

David Blakeslee’s research spans a variety of topics pertaining to rural development. He has authored papers on household adaptation to water access, and the effects of growth in the non-agricultural sector on the livelihood strategies of agricultural household.


Upcoming Events

NYU Abu Dhabi offers a lively forum for the exchange of ideas with local audiences as well as worldwide academic and research communities. See all upcoming events.

Rooftop Rhythms

January 27, 2023

The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic night enters its second decade while doing its part to build the performing arts scene of the UAE.

The Arrival of Late Modernism in Dubai

February 1, 2023

To understand architecture in Dubai in relation to the International Modern Movement, reflections on the context are essential: why was modernism introduced in Dubai? 

Barzakh Festival, Day 1

February 3, 2023

Ecstatic Italian pizzica tarantata meets propulsive Algerian Saharan rhythms in an exciting cross-boundary musical conversation.

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