Khalifa University (KU)

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Khalifa University (KU)

THEIR MISSION As a world-class, research-intensive institution, KU will: Set new standards in education, research and scholarship that will benefit the UAE and the world. Drive Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a knowledge destination and engine for socio-economic growth through active translation of research into the nation’s economy. Seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science, engineering, management and medicine. Continuously innovate and integrate the global standard in methods of learning and discovery. Build a diverse community of service-oriented, ambitious and talented individuals, through an environment that encourages and nurtures creative inquiry, critical thinking, and human values. Empower the community with practical and social skills, business acumen and a capability for lifetime learning that will enrich the workforce of the country. THEIR VISION KU aims to be a catalyst to the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy, an education destination of choice, and a global leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Khalifa University of Science and Technology has identified the following key strategic priorities: World-Class Education: To prepare future leaders to an internationally recognized standard. Influential Research: To produce world-class research with local relevance and international impact. Catalyst for Economic Development: To enrich the national economy through innovation and research commercialization. Is Khalifa University of Science and Technology accredited? All academic programs at Khalifa University are accredited with the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) accreditation for the new programs is underway, with 86% of undergraduate programs having received or are eligible for ABET accreditation. All academic programs at KU are accredited with the CAA of the UAE Ministry of Education for the new programs is underway. Is Khalifa University recognized internationally? The internationally top-ranked Khalifa University is the one university in the UAE with the research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation and our rapidly evolving world. Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. Khalifa University enjoys active relationships and strategic partnerships with a number of higher education institutions from around the world. These partnerships provide student exchange opportunities, student sponsorships, employment opportunities for students, internship programs, and joint research programs. Strategic partners include, but are not limited to: Georgia Tech (USA), the University of Tokyo (Japan), the University of Western Australia, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Texas A&M University (USA), Tsinghua University (China), and the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). Is Khalifa University a government university or a private university? Khalifa University is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution with its own Board of Trustees that is accountable to the Government of Abu Dhabi for its charter. What does the University’s campus entail? Khalifa University of Science and Technology has three campuses – a main campus and two satellite campuses in Sas Al Nakhl and Masdar City. The campuses include: Over 250,000 square meters in covered unit space. Multi-cultural environment with vibrant and rich student life. Over 20,000 square meters of dedicated laboratory and research space. 16 dedicated research centers exploring a diverse range of energy, water, aerospace and information and communication technology challenges. Over 228 state-of-the-art laboratories investigating subjects ranging from artificial intelligence and robotics to clean energy, hydrocarbons and aerospace. Three major demonstration facilities for solar energy, sustainable buildings and bioenergy. What is the university’s higher education system modeled on? The University is modeled around the American system of higher education and is actively developing an international network of partners, faculty members, and research programs to advance regionally relevant research and innovation in the UAE and the region.
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