New York U. Says It Will Open a 'Comprehensive Liberal-Arts Campus' in Abu Dhabi

New York University announced on Friday that it will open a campus in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, joining a swarm of American universities hoping to capitalize on Persian Gulf money by opening branches in the oil-rich region. NYU's new project, which the university says will create "the first comprehensive liberal-arts campus abroad developed by a major U.S. research university," seems to be the most ambitious project to date in the region.

NYU, whose network of