Khalifa University was founded in 2007 by the President of the UAE, his highness Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Khalifa University’s main campus is in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi, and there is also a university campus in Shanjar province.
Khalifa University offers 10 B.Sc. programmes in its undergraduate division, ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Applied Mathematics with Statistics. The university operates on a credits based system, and students are expected to take courses that fulfil both general education and College of Engineering requirements.
One of the most exciting research centres at Khalifa University is the Aerospace Research and Innovation Centre. Opened in 2012, the centre aims to act as a global development hub in the research and creation of aerospace technologies. In 2016, Khalifa University opened a brand new Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Lab, containing the most recently designed technology in the sector.
Khalifa is also the organiser of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge. The 2017 competition attracted 316 teams from 45 countries, with total prize money coming to $5 million dollars.
Applicants for undergraduate courses at Khalifa must be a maximum age of 20 years, unless exception is given by the university. Those taking an IB diploma must score with a minimum four out of seven in all courses, and the course should include Mathematics, Physics and one additional science.
Graduates become a part of the KU alumni association, which holds an annual reunion and can be an effective networking resource.