Third year Emirati student and winner of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award explains what fuels her passion in painting.


During her tour, the former US Secretary of State met with NYUAD Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann and some of the University’s faculty and students. 

Alumna Dhia Fani took a leap and founded a new venture called Kolibri, designed to help organizations accelerate their social and sustainability impact.



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.

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.

Anne Maass, Professor of Psychology

Anne Maass is a social psychologist with interests concerning the intersection between language and social cognition, gender stereotypes and stereotype threat, and the psychology of economic inequality.

Luca Maria Pesando

Luca Pesando's research lies in the areas of social, economic, and digital demography. He is interested in issues of family poverty, inequality, gender, stratification, intra- and inter-generational processes, technology adoption, and interactions between life-cycle events and human capital accumulation.


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.

Leia Zhu — Abu Dhabi Festival

March 20, 2023

Sixteen-year-old violin prodigy Leia Zhu performs a beautiful repertoire of Mozart, Strauss, Debussy, Wieniawski, and Sarasate accompanied by versatile Swiss pianist Benjamin Engeli.

the only constant

Through June 4, 2023

In this exhibition, artists confront our contemporary landscape, with a focus on the moment where humans change landscape, and landscape changes humans, moving from images related to paradise, and progressing to ideas of development and technological aspiration.

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