Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, New York University Abu Dhabi has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture, while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.
NYU Abu Dhabi, which welcomed its inaugural class in 2010, was founded upon a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century: a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education, concurrence on the benefits a research university brings to the society that sustains it, a conviction that interaction with new ideas and people who are different is valuable and necessary, and a commitment to educating students who are true citizens of the world.
NYU in New York, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai form the backbone of NYU’s global network of degree-granting campuses and academic centres across six continents. The first of its kind, this global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavours of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective.
NYU Abu Dhabi offers the best of the American liberal arts and sciences with the intercultural perspective required for a shared understanding and common purpose in our global world. The university offers 25 undergraduate majors across arts and humanities, engineering, science, and social science, 12 global PhD fellowships, and two master’s programmes.
NYU Abu Dhabi is pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge through innovative research that responds to vital local and global challenges. Research spans the disciplines to address questions that are important for humanity, deepen our understanding of the world and ourselves, generate important new knowledge about local history and culture, and facilitate breakthrough discoveries in science and technology.
Our students are drawn from the UAE and around the world. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. NYU Abu Dhabi currently has a student body of some 1,600 undergraduate students, hailing from over 115 countries and speaking more than 115 languages.
ALUMNI IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OR EMPLOYED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF GRADUATION