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The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute (PI) 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.

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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 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.

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.