Khalifa University is actively involved in establishing long term strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations. The University currently enjoys strong relationships with over 40 national and international partners including industry leaders, multinational entities, government agencies, universities and other institutions.


Research Collaborations

  • 1Agreement on a Joint Lab for Embodied Artificial Intelligence with the Universita Degli Studi di Milano / Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (MAP PING: ITALY)
  • 2Twinning Agreements with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and King Abdulaziz University (MAP PING: SAUDI ARABIA)
  • 3Joint Research Collaboration with Tsinghua University (MAP PING: CHINA)
  • 4Established the Korea-UAE Joint Technical Center (KUST) and KU-KAIST Joint Research Center (MAP PING: SOUTH KOREA)
  • 5Joint Research Collaboration with Moscow Power Engineering Institute (National Research University) (MAP PING: RUSSIA)
  • 6Collaboration with Mayo Clinic to support College of Medicine and Health Sciences (MAP PING: NEW YORK, USA)

Student Exchange Programs

  • 7Boston University (MAP PING: MASSACHUSETTS, USA)
  • 8Colorado School of Mines (MAP PING: COLORADO, USA)
  • 9Stanford University (MAP PING: CALIFORNIA, USA)
  • 10University of California (MAP PING: CALIFORNIA, USA)
  • 11University of Maryland (MAP PING: MARYLAND, USA)
  • 12China University of Petroleum (MAP PING: CHINA)

By partnering with these entities, the University seeks to emphasize its commitment to research and development, as well as providing its students and faculty the opportunity to solve applied problems and gain real world experience.

The university is closely aligned with Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision to expand the knowledge economy and diversify into strategic high technology sectors.

In response to Abu Dhabi’s strategic goals, the University has undertaken several broad university research initiatives and partnerships focused on the following areas: aerospace, biomedical, healthcare, national security, telecommunications, information technology, and nuclear energy.

Our Initiatives