New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has welcomed the class of 2018 this Fall.  A class of 263 of the world’s best students which consists of a diverse group of young men and women representing 79 countries and speaking more than 65 languages.

As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYU Abu Dhabi serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, and knowledge creation and exchange through its academic, research, and creative activities. NYUAD, which opened its doors in 2010 and transitioned to its permanent campus on Saadiyat Island this year, was established in partnership with NYU and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and founded upon a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century.

Students with nationalities from the United States, the United Arab Emirates, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Australia are all heavily represented in the class. With the Class of 2018, NYUAD’s total student population of 739 students hails from 107 countries and speaks more than 100 languages, reflecting the international diversity and multicultural character of Abu Dhabi.

NYUAD students undergo a rigorous selection and interview process and must demonstrate impressive academic credentials. With their arrival at NYUAD, the members of the Class of 2018 join an exceptional student population, equal to those of the world’s most prestigious universities.

In just four years, NYU Abu Dhabi has established itself as a university of truly global distinction, and the diverse and talented members of the Class of 2018 will contribute remarkably to this trajectory,” said NYU President John Sexton. “With the opening of our new campus on Saadiyat Island, and the start of our fifth academic year, these are exciting days for everyone at NYUAD. We look forward to the myriad ways the newest members of the NYUAD community will leave their marks – on Abu Dhabi, and the entire NYU global network.”

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