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About Us

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. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

KU Vision

KU aims to be a catalyst to the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy, an education destination of choice, and a global leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century.

Strategic Priorities

Khalifa University of Science and Technology has identified the following key strategic priorities:

  • World-Class Education: prepare future leaders to an internationally recognised standard.
  • Influential Research: produce world-class research with local relevance and international impact.
  • Catalyst for Economic Development: enrich the national economy through innovation and research commercialisation.

KU Mission

As a world-class, research-intensive institution, KU will:

  • Set new standards in education, research and scholarship that will benefit the UAE and the world.
  • Drive Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a knowledge destination and engine for socio-economic growth through active translation of research into the nation’s economy.
  • Seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science, engineering, management and medicine.
  • Continuously innovate and integrate the global standard in methods of learning and discovery.
  • Build a diverse community of service-oriented, ambitious and talented individuals, through an environment that encourages and nurtures creative inquiry, critical thinking, and human values.
  • Empower the community with practical and social skills, business acumen and a capability for lifetime learning that will enrich the workforce of the country.