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Khalifa University of Science and Technology

P.O. Box 127788 Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates View map
United Arab Emirates
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Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) is an independent, non-profit,

coeducational institution originally established in 2007 as part of an Abu Dhabi government

initiative and expanded in 2017 through the merger of KU with the Petroleum Institute and

Masdar Institute. The university is dedicated to the advancement of learning through

teaching and research and the discovery and application of knowledge. It endeavors to be

an internationally recognized research university, with a world class reputation for

interdisciplinary teaching and research and a tradition of partnering with leading

international academic institutions. The rapidly growing university community is comprised

of faculty and staff from over 40 countries and offers students a culturally rich and diverse

educational environment. KU currently offers 13 undergraduate programs, 22 graduate and

7 PhD degree programs. As a research-based institution, KU is home to a number of

research centers and institutes. The research priorities currently include: • Clean and

Renewable Energy • Hydrocarbon Exploration & Production • Water and Environment •

Healthcare • Aerospace • Supply Chain Logistics • Advanced Materials & Manufacturing •

Robotics, AI and Data Science • Information and Communication Technologies • Security

The University actively produces regionally relevant research that is vital to the UAE’s most

strategic sectors and industries and graduates a growing number of UAE nationals to

sustainably develop emerging industries. The University is also aligned closely with

government initiatives and actively participates in national competitions to promote skills and

innovation in key areas such as e-government, e-learning, healthcare, energy and

aerospace. KU also has extensive global links to international institutions, agencies and

organizations that enable appropriate benchmarks with international standards in higher

education, research and innovation. The University insists on the highest world class

standards of academic excellence in all that it does. It complements other universities in the

region by providing, in its chosen areas of activity, the best teaching and research available

in the region.

University Highlights

Khalifa University of Science and Technology is one of the top Public universities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is ranked #=211 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 2,843


International students - 544


Total faculty staff - 452


Total students - 2,843


International students - 544


Total faculty staff - 452

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