College of Arts and Sciences

The overarching purpose of the College of Arts and Sciences at Khalifa University is to work towards achieving a sustainable knowledge-based economy, as outlined in Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, by advancing the discovery of new knowledge, its dissemination and exploitation. The College aims to expand its academic programs in coming years to become the pre-eminent college of arts and science in the country, developing its own distinctive areas of focus while maintaining close alignment with growing regional industries in key themes such as materials science, energy, environment, nanoscience, biotechnology and information technology. The College of Arts and Sciences is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to science education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. The College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.


The study of nanoscience and nanotechnology and their applications in modern science and engineering

Environmental toxicology

The study of the harmful effects of various chemical, biological and physical agents on living organisms

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute 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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  • Build strong foundations based on integrated research and academics
  • Engage leading industry, government and academic organizations for partnership
  • Perform research that produces excellence in science and engineering while being inspired by practical application
  • Translate discoveries and inventions into innovations that create commercial value


  • To establish and continually evolve interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development capabilities in the UAE’s priority science and technology domains.
  • To achieve global research impact through excellence in research of regional importance.

Targeted Outcomes

  • World-class performance in manpower development, knowledge creation and innovation

For information about the Khalifa University College of Science, please email or call:

Telephone: +971 (02) 401 8000

Fax: +971 (02) 447 2442

The College of Arts and Sciences is actively interesting in recruiting the best scientists in the world to work in the stimulating academic environment of our Abu Dhabi campus. We are interested in highly-qualified and excellent academics at every stage of their career. If you think your research or career goals would be of interest to us, please contact with your updated curriculum vitae and a short cover letter.

Future vacancies will be posted on our careers portal which can be accessed from the button below:

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