As we all return to campus in fall 2021, we keep in mind our touchstones of health and safety, academic and research continuity, and community.

A global crisis requires a global response. The NYUAD community is addressing the challenges COVID-19 has placed on the world. 

The Common App is now open for fall 2022 undergraduate applications.


Featured Research

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

The Way We Were

Ancient receipts, boats made of reed, and old photos long forgotten serve as wayfinders for researchers challenging the historical narrative of the Middle East.

The Origin Story

Ten years ago, Abu Dhabi and New York University set out to develop a new model of higher education. This is an oral history documenting the unique story of how NYUAD evolved to become the world-class institution we know today through the voices and stories of those that were there.

Our Stories

From students, faculty, and staff, these are stories of our dynamic and diverse community.

Student Champion for Expo 2020

Maryam Alshehhi was only 13 when Dubai won the bid to host Expo 2020. Now as a NYUAD student champion, she finally understood the importance of that win.

Second Time's A Charm

Juan Guevara did not let his first admission rejection letter keep him from reapplying at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Welcoming 42 New Faculty

Faculty and academic leaders from 17 different countries, including Venice Biennale Artists, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and scholars at the pinnacle of their fields, joined us this fall.

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.

Capturing the Cosmos: An Astrophotography Workshop

October 14-23, 2021

Join a three-day free-of-charge workshop in astrophotography, catered for advanced photographers who are seeking a clear understanding of what it takes to create breathtaking photos of the Milky Way and the night skies.

Rooftop Rhythms

October 20, 2021

Join leading and up-and-coming spoken word artists, poets, and musicians presenting original material.

Five Days That Shaped the UAE

October 24, 2021

The five days between November 28 and December 2, 1971 saw Abu Dhabi mark the fifth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed as Ruler, an invasion by Iran, and a never-to-be-forgotten appearance by the Star of the East herself—Umm Kulthum.