The internationally top-ranked Khalifa University of Science and Technology is the one university in the UAE with the research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation and our rapidly evolving world.

Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. The university brings together the best in science, engineering and medicine in the UAE, to offer specialized degrees that can take promising high school graduates all the way to top-rated doctorate degree holders.

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Ku mission
Ku mission
Ku VISION
Ku VISION
Strategic Priorities
Strategic Priorities

Ku mission
Ku mission

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.
Ku VISION
Ku VISION

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
Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priorities


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

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