NYU Abu Dhabi

About NYU Abu Dhabi 

NYU Abu Dhabi brings the benefits of NYU’s international prominence and worldwide network of thinkers, scholars, scientists, artists, and leaders in all fields of human enterprise to the global crossroads of Abu Dhabi. NYU Abu Dhabi is helping to build one of the world’s great idea capitals. 

Abu Dhabi is located in the heart of the Middle East, on the southwestern coast of the Arabian Gulf. It is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city is becoming an educational, intellectual, and cultural capital, and NYU Abu Dhabi plays a central role in that evolution. The international composition, rigorous academic program, and rich array of extracurricular options that characterize NYU Abu Dhabi are aligned with the Emirate’s ambitious vision for its development into a leading global city. 

As Abu Dhabi’s first American-style, comprehensive, liberal arts and sciences research university, NYU Abu Dhabi is a force for social and educational progress and intercultural understanding. The dynamic relationship between NYU’s campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi links our cities as idea capitals, where world-class universities support a rich and nuanced public sphere, propel innovation, and educate leaders and citizens of the world. 

Abu Dhabi has built a forward-looking agenda in health care, the arts, economic and environmental sustainability, and educational and human development, and is committed to supporting the vital talent and infrastructure it requires. Together, this strategic location and progressive commitment create an astounding array of opportunities for developing effective responses to the world’s most critical challenges.