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Academic, Research and Scholarship Offerings to be Showcased at NAJAH 2018

October 29, 2018

Focus on Newly Launched College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pre-Medical Bridge Program and Bachelor’s Program in Chemistry

Khalifa University of Science and Technology will display its full range of academic programs, research activities and scholarship offerings at NAJAH 2018, the UAE’s leading higher education and training event that helps students identify the right education opportunities.

The University’s stand at NAJAH 2018, to be held from 31 October to 2 November at the Abu Dhabi National Convention Center (ADNEC), will showcase its newly launched College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pre-Medical Bridge program and Bachelor’s in Chemistry, in addition to its existing academic programs. Khalifa University currently offers 12 Bachelor’s, 16 Master’s and two doctoral (PhD) level programs.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “Participation in NAJAH 2018 will give us an opportunity to highlight our global rankings, international collaborations, range of research activities, and faculty expertise that make Khalifa University one of the choicest institutions in the region for higher education. Our campuses offer students a perfect platform for developing their talents and enhancing their skill levels while contributing to the UAE through participating in the creation of intellectual and human capital. We believe that through this event more students will gain an insight into Khalifa University, an academic institution that gives students a range of options to chart their future.”

A prime example of the kind of support KU provides to the youth is Khalifa Innovation Center, which supports and sponsors technology startups. The University also plans to launch Master’s programs in Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Biology in the near future, and received Abu Dhabi’s Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) approval in September 2018 for its BSc in Physics degree program, for which it is now awaiting approval from the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA).

Khalifa University offers its graduate students comprehensive scholarships that cover all necessary educational expenses and in some cases offer recipients the potential to earn a monthly stipend. These include the Buhooth Scholarship Program, KU MED Scholarship program, Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships, Waived-Fees Scholarship that helps employed UAE Nationals undertake graduate studies on a part-time basis and scholarship providing full coverage of tuition fees, the Future Teacher program for Emiratis and expat undergraduate students, and the Research Center Sponsorship, which helps graduate students to conduct research within one of the research centers on campus.

The Buhooth Scholarship Program offers Master’s and Doctorate scholarships to UAE Nationals with the aim of promoting graduate studies and research, as well as developing specialized human capital in the areas of science and engineering for the benefit of national institutions.

The University’s faculty body represents 40 nationalities, while the student body for the 2018-2019 academic year represents 55 nationalities, which includes more than 2,700 UAE national students.

The university has been ranked 1st in the UAE by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, as well as being 1st in the Arab region in the categories of Research and Industry Income. The 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings placed Khalifa University top not only in the UAE but also in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Clarence Michael

News Writer
29 October 2018

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