New York University Abu Dhabi

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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. NYUAD is the first comprehensive liberal arts and sciences campus with a robust research component operated abroad by a major US university.

NYUAD and the UAE share a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education and the important benefits that a research university has for its community. Globally competitive, locally rooted, NYUAD offers a new way to learn and educate not just for Abu Dhabi, but for the world. NYUAD’s student body, which is 56% female, features more than 120 nationalities with more than 120 languages spoken.

NYUAD and the UAE are committed to pursuing excellence in teaching and research. At NYUAD, an esteemed international faculty guides young minds in the rigorous study of the arts, humanities, sciences and engineering. The educational exchanges resulting from this unique partnership will help train the next generation of international leaders. To date, NYUAD has produced 12 Rhodes Scholars – the highest number of Rhodes Scholars per student of any university in the world.