Khalifa University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.

About

History

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. 

Education

  • Khalifa University's reputation as a leading institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates stems from the quality of our students, faculty and the academic rigor of our curriculum.
  • Undergraduate students fulfill general education requirements, choose elective courses, and pursue departmental and interdisciplinary concentrations.
  • KU graduate programs offer advanced degrees in engineering and the social sciences.
  • KU’s doctoral education is offered in the field of engineering, while master's degree programs are offered in engineering (M.Sc), Information Security (M.Sc), and International and Civil Security (M.A)

Research

  • Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research offers a rigorous world-class research environment.
  • Khalifa University has identified priority research areas that intersect departments, institutes and centers, as well as the work of individual faculty, to address some of society's most pressing needs: Aerospace, Transport & Logistics; Energy & Environment; Healthcare; Information & Communication Technology; and Security

Career

  • 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) 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
183 28
2021
211 57
2020
268
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
351
2021
351
2020
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
-
2020
-
2019
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
672 -21
2020
651
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

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.

  • Career Services
  • Personal Counseling
  • Student Council, Clubs and Organisations 

Housing services

Khalifa University (KU) offers full-time undergraduate comfortable residences while they are enrolled at the Abu Dhabi campus. Located just minutes from campus and accessed by a convenient residence transportation service, students living in residence have all the amenities of home, including kitchens, laundry facilities, gymnasiums and quiet areas for study. 

Only those students residing further than 80 km from the campus are eligible to reside in the dormitories. 

Library services

The library is located on the first floor and is sized at 851 square meters. The Abu Dhabi campus library offers computers, scanners, photocopying services, study rooms and study carrels. Library staff provide comprehensive instruction on the use of resources and finding information on an individual basis or in a class setting. 

ICT services

Students can:

  • Enjoy free WiFi access.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The Khalifa University (KU) experience isn’t all about classroom learning; it’s also about having fun outside of the classroom.
  • KU has a vibrant campus life with many student clubs, organizations and events that make it easy to meet other students who share your passions.
  • Simply find a club or organization that fits your needs, and sign up. And if you can’t find something that fits, just create your own.
  • At KU, students have the advantage of going to school at an urban campus with easy access to everything from restaurants, shopping centers and recreational activities.

Sports facilities

The Khalifa University Sports Office organizes various sporting, health and fitness activities that include but not limited to tournaments, recreational sports, fitness classes, health promotion and disease prevention.

Intercollegiate Tournaments

Khalifa University male and female sport teams compete in the Abu Dhabi Inter-University Sports League (ADISL) against other UAE University teams.  The sport teams dedication and commitment have always led them to top rankings in the league.

Student clubs

Student led clubs are an integral part of the university learning experience. The academic experience is enriched by participation in extracurricular activities that allow students to pursue their personal interests beyond the classroom.The College of Engineering supports a number of discipline-based student professional chapters. These are connected to the various academic programs and offer a number of opportunities for students to be involved in their activities or participate in professional events.

  • Emirati Club
  • Korean Club
  • Debate Club
  • Medical Club
  • Sports Club
  • HOPE Club
  • Theater Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Azer Club
  • Happiness Club
  • Literature Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Music Club
  • Green Club
  • Programming Club
  • Art Club

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and ABET

Student Reviews

Study in Khalifa University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

From the day of enrollment, the university took care of everything. They arranged me a visa and a lace in the dorm on the day of arrival. All documentation process were completed with their guidance and help. Level of study is very high with focus on research outputs. All graduate students get involved in researches and teaching assistant duties. Only issue is exams to...

Khalifa university
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

A good study option to get a degree, if you are looking for actually having practical engineering applications then this is not the place + be ready to face a lot of obstacles when it comes to communication with the administration office

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