Khalifa University has emerged as a comprehensive research-intensive university with three colleges, 36 academic departments, and several Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs covering a broad range of disciplines in science, engineering, and medicine.

Undergraduate degrees from Khalifa University are designed to equip graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge that are highly sought-after in today’s job market. KU has granted over 3,200 bachelor’s degrees to qualifying undergraduate students. 

Khalifa University’s interdisciplinary MSc and PhD programs are focused on the skills and sectors in greatest demand regionally and internationally. Our internationally-renowned faculty give students hands-on training and guidance to become world-class problem-solvers. Students work in our cutting- edge labs and on-site with our industry partners to hone their scientific and technical skills. To date, Khalifa University has awarded over 1,800 master’s and doctoral degrees to qualifying students.

Dr. Bayan Sharif, Provost
Dr. Bayan Sharif, Provost

Khalifa University is a research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate cutting-edge research and exceptional education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering, and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy.

We empower our students to understand societal challenges and make unique contributions to the solutions demanded by these challenges. Within our Colleges, we offer a diverse range of degree programs that are designed to meet the criteria set by national and international accreditation bodies. Our diverse and outstanding community of faculty and researchers, who are at the forefront of creating new knowledge that is integral to societal sustainability, are always willing to impart their knowledge and experience to our students.

We also inspire students not only to achieve excellence in their chosen subject area, but also to develop leadership attributes such as effective communication, collaborative teamwork, agility under economic and social constraints, a sense of professional and personal ethics, managerial and business acumen and the interest and capacity to serve others. We take on the responsibility to guide our students to become well-rounded individuals and to maximize their potential to pursue careers with passion and purpose. The Office of the Provost is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the University’s academic plans and policies. The Office supports the work of its faculties and colleges to advance and promote a rich intellectual life, create an active learning environment, and sustain collaborative leadership in accomplishing the mission and vision of the University as a world leading University, renowned for academic rigor, innovation, and research.

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Khalifa University’s 390+ faculty members are leading engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and experts in their fields. They conduct research alongside private and public sector leaders with the support of KU students. They are prolific scientists and inventors, continuously leaving their mark on the world by making significant breakthroughs in technology and science.

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