10th anniversary celebrations with a series of virtual events
To mark a decade of excellence, innovation and success, NYU Abu Dhabi will cap off its 10th anniversary. This will commence with a series of virtual events and activations on 21st and 22nd September. It was established in partnership between New York University and the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
A new model of higher education was required that would prepare young leaders to work across differences and address complex global challenges. The two day virtual celebrations include a series of lively discussions covering a wide range of subjects. These include the story of the University’s founding and its contribution towards tackling some of humanity’s shared challenges such as COVID_19 and the effect of climate change. The talks will include some of NYU and NYUAD’s remarkable faculty, students and alumni.
This would be in conversation with global and community leaders such as former French President François Hollande, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, Mariam Almheiri, Omar Al Olama, H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, Sara Musallem, Zaki Nusseibeh, and Dr. Jane Goodall.
NYU Abu Dhabi ( NYUAD ) will premiere a feature length film titled ‘ This is NYU Abu Dhabi ‘. The film is produced by Anthony Geffen of Atlantic Productions. Geffen, who has taught courses at NYUAD on immersive storytelling, is also a world leading documentary filmmaker whose films have won over 50 international awards including four British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) and seven Emmys.
NYUAD’s dedicated 10th anniversary webpage, nyuad.nyu.edu/10, will serve as the main portal for audiences to access the virtual 10th anniversary. In addition to the series of talks and the film, the website will also feature a 10-year special report. This will give an overview of NYUAD’s local and global contributions over the past ten years in terms of academic excellence, research impact, community outreach, and student success and outcomes.
An Oral history of the Founding of NYU Abu Dhabi 2005-2010, an oral history book showcasing the voices of those who contributed to the vision and development of the University, will also be available virtually, along with an accompanying video.