Khalifa University of Science and Technology is proud to be a part of the Times Higher Education Asia Universities Summit 2019, on the very timely theme of “Connecting Asia, reaching West”.
Khalifa University sits at the crossroads of east and west, in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi. Our university strives to link not only geographic regions through our international faculty and student body, who represent over 60 countries, but also scientific and academic disciplines through innovative research and collaboration. Our academic programmes and research centres respond to the needs and challenges of the world in water, energy, health, transportation, ICT, security and more.
We have been working with some of the world’s leading academic and industrial giants to advance the cutting edge in science and technology. Our partners include the University of Tokyo, the Alibaba Group, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University and many others.
At this THE Asia Universities Summit 2019, we hope to meet with fellow academic leaders, policymakers, world-class researchers and companies who have tapped into the power of diversity and collaboration to move innovation forward. We all have much to learn from each other, and I look forward to learning from your experiences and sharing ours.
Dr Arif Al Hammadi
Executive vice-president, Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) is a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching, research and the discovery and application of knowledge. KU merges 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, producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. At present, KU offers 12 bachelor’s, 23 master’s and seven doctorate degree programmes.
KU aims to be a catalyst in the growth of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates’ rapidly developing knowledge economy, an education destination of choice and a global leader among research-intensive universities of the 21st century.
Khalifa University of Science and Technology has identified the following key strategic priorities:
As a world-class, research-intensive institution, KU will: