Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines three of the United Arab Emirates’ leading universities - the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and The Petroleum Institute (PI) - into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.
KU’s research relates to key focus sectors of relevance to the UAE’s strategic economic growth and the technology platforms that serve as foundations for these sectors. KU also engages in arts and sciences research that provides additional depth and breadth to the university’s research portfolio. Specific topical areas covered are mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, humanities and social sciences.
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Campus & lifestyle
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE, and is the largest of the country’s emirates. It is a modern cosmopolitan city with towering skyscrapers, gleaming beaches, five-star entertainment, resplendent public parks, a budding art scene and modern health and educational sectors.
The emirate is home to many entertainment and cultural venues. Its Yas Island hosts the Yas Marina Circuit for the international F1 and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as well as the theme parks Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. Nearby, Saadiyat Island is home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Manarat Al Saadiyat art and culture center. The spectacular Corniche beachfront hosts the season-opener of the Red Bull World Championship Air Race. Abu Dhabi also boasts the splendid Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest and most spectacular mosques in the world. The city is also home to international hospitals like the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Sidewalk cafes, bistros, and restaurants with cuisine from around the world are enjoyed by the residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi.
With its rapidly developing urban infrastructure, cultural attractions, robust economy, and beautiful beaches, Abu Dhabi was ranked second most popular city for work, rest, and play by the Ipsos Top Cities Index in 2017, just behind New York.
Student services & facilities
Khalifa University has a wide variety of student services which support students and ensure student success and retention. It ensures students have opportunities to make successful transitions to the university setting and to learn career readiness skills while maintaining healthy lifestyles.
Khalifa University’s career services aim to support students in developing career plans and goals, improve employability, and build relationships with industry.
Khalifa University’s Career Services aim to:
- Educate and empower students to develop, implement, and continuously evaluate their academic and career goals;
- Assist students in their transition from students to employees;
- Liaise with departments to plan appropriate career workshops;
- Facilitate opportunities for students to develop relationships with potential employers;
- Provide career development and networking opportunities;
- Help students and alumni develop soft skills by offering workshops and learning opportunities on resume development, cover letter writing, interview preparation and networking skills;
- Empower students to be socially conscious, culturally sensitive leaders committed to civic engagement and social inclusion (volunteerism).
Scholarships & funding
Khalifa University (KU), along with its partners, offers a number of undergraduate scholarships for both UAE national and non-national students, including:
- Khalifa University Scholarship
- ADNOC Scholarship Program
- Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) Scholarship "Betha"
- UAE Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program (ENEC & FANR)
- National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) - Tamayuz Scholarship Program
- The Future Teachers
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