Professor Mariët Westermann

Vice Chancellor and Professor of Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi

Professor Mariët Westermann

Mariët is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 through the university's Climate Action Plan. This aligns with the UAE's Net Zero 2050 strategy and supports COP28 goals. NYUAD's approach includes personal responsibility, policy reform, academic research, and sustainable infrastructure.

They collaborate with local stakeholders for impactful climate actions and are inspired by the commitment to sustainability of their students and faculty. As the inaugural chair of the UAE’s Universities Climate Network, NYUAD seeks to foster global sustainable solutions.