Born from a shared understanding between New York University and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi about the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) opened in 2010. It has experienced remarkable growth since that time. The inaugural Class of 2014 consisted of 130 students from nearly 40 different countries. Ten years later, the University’s incoming Class of 2024 – its largest yet – consists of 490 students from 82 different countries, with American students accounting for the second-largest nationality on campus.
NYUAD is the first comprehensive liberal arts and sciences campus with a robust research component operated abroad by a major US university.