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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
2020
268 47
2019
315 136
2018
451
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
2020
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2019
301
2018
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
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2019
627
2018
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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.

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

Students at KU's Sharjah campus have access to a large gymnasium, Olympic-size swimming pool, football pitch, racquetball and tennis courts, and a fitness gym.

Student clubs

  • Student Council
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - KU Student Chapter
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - KU Student Chapter
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers - KU Student Chapter
  • Khalifa University’s Culture and Heritage Club
  • Emirati Club
  • Math Club
  • Chess Club
  • The Book Club
  • Han (Korean) Club

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and ABET

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Experience of studying in general and studying Chemical Engineering specifically was extremely beneficial. I had the opportunity to expand my mind regarding different aspects of work, the world, and Life

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