Students for a short time, alumni for life,
welcome home!

The Career and Alumni Services Office is proud to serve our distinguished KU alumni. Our support doesn’t end after your graduation. Whether you are a job seeker, employer, or looking for career advice, we offer you our services.


Alumni Office Vision

To engage KU alumni with our current students through active participation in the life and success of KU, making them inspired, motivated, and proud.


About the Alumni Office

The Alumni Office was established to enhance and sustain the close engagement of the alumni with the university. Our main goal is to provide comprehensive support and services for all Khalifa University alumni, such as training opportunities, employment opportunities, outreach programs, and more.

The Office aims to support our alumni to be ready for employment by offering workshops and learning opportunities for resume with cover letter writing, interview preparation, and networking skills development.​ We work very closely with industry partners and employers to provide suitable career opportunities for our graduates. We aim to support motivated graduates looking to build a career in their chosen industry or discipline by introducing them to possible job opportunities.

Whether you are seeking a job, keen to engage with the university, or interested in hiring KU students, you are an essential part of our community and we invite you to connect with us and benefit from our support services and events dedicated exclusively for you.



As a KU alumni, there are several benefits that you can enjoy, including access to career services, lifelong learning opportunities, and networking events. Here are some examples of the benefits:

  • Alumni ID Card 
  • Access to the E-library
  • Access to on-campus library services and sport facilities
  • Lifetime alumni email
  • Discounts and offers
  • Invitation to different events, activities and conferences
  • Job opportunities 
  • Career advice and counselling
  • Request Official Certificates
  • Elect and vote for KUAAC

Be a part of our Alumni Spotlight and share your inspiring success story with us. We invite you to showcase your remarkable career achievements and community contributions, celebrated and highlighted on Khalifa University’s website and social media platforms. Join our prestigious alumni network and seize the opportunity to have your success story published on KU’s social media or participate in a video interview to share your inspiring journey with others. Connect with us today and let your achievements inspire the next generation of leaders!


Apply HERE


Please attach your CV to the application
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Alumni Office Services
Alumni Office Services

The Alumni office provides a several range of services that Alumni can avail to stay connected with KU:

Alumni Platform

Stay Connected!

KU is here for you after you graduate, wherever you are in the world. Get access to an exclusive network of our alumni through the KU Alumni Platform. 

Here are the benefits of joining this online community:

  • Interact with your fellow alumni to know how they doing professionally;
  • Stay up to date with KU News and new events happening at the university;
  • Network with a community that is willing to help and support your professional growth;
  • Find new job opportunities;
  • Share your story and inspire others; and finally
  • Create your legacy by giving back to your university.

Alumni Card

The Alumni Card is your official alumni ID, providing access to KU campuses, libraries, gym, and sports fields, as well as special discounts and offers from our partner establishments. All KU graduates are eligible to have an Alumni Card except the below:

  1. KU graduates that are currently studying at Khalifa University (Master or PhD)
  2. KU graduates that are current staff/faculty at Khalifa University

To obtain your KU Alumni card, please follow the below steps:

  • If you forgot or didn’t know your KU ID number, please email us at KUAlumni@ku.ac.ae to get your KU ID (The application requires your KU ID that starts with 1000XXXXX).
  • Fill your details accurately and apply for your alumni card; the profile picture should match the below criteria:
    1. Passport size picture
    2. Colored
    3. A clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media
    4. A plain white or off-white background
    5. JPG format

Request your Alumni Card and re-connect with KU!

Apply HERE

Career Advice

Career Advisors are available to support KU graduates for two years after they have graduated. The Office offers individual and group career advice sessions throughout the year. You are also welcome to book an appointment with our advisors here.

Lifetime Alumni Email

You can proudly showcase your affiliation with KU and stay connected with fellow graduates, faculty, and staff by obtaining your KU alumni email. Whether you’re seeking networking opportunities, job prospects, or simply want to stay updated on alumni events and news, the Alumni Email is your gateway to maintaining a lifelong connection with your alma mater. Take advantage of this feature to unlock a host of benefits and possibilities that come with being part of our alumni community.

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Update Your Alumni Record

An updated alumni database means the connection between KU and the alumni is active and the power of our graduates is available to build a strong alumni community.  Update your contact information to make sure you receive email notifications of events, job opportunities, graduate trainings, and news at KU.

Update your record HERE

Request Official Certificates

If you are a KU alumni you can request official certificates.  Below are the types of documentation you can order from the University, which will provide proof of your education at KU. 

  • Degree Certificate
  • Academic Transcript

Request Now

Alumni Association Council
Alumni Association Council

The council is responsible for planning programs and initiatives that support KU’s goals and objectives. One of the primary purposes of the Alumni Association Council is to build and maintain lifelong relationships between KU and its alumni.  It provides a platform where our alumni can expand their professional network and social circles, as well as foster a sense of loyalty to the university, through events and programs hosted by KU, such as mentorship, support, communication and lifelong learning.


General Information

The Council:

  • Provides alumni with a sense of community and belonging for the purpose of keeping them emotionally connected and actively engaged with the University throughout their lives.
  • Represents the alumni community and their interests.
  • Communicates with the alumni community to promote alumni relations programs and services.
  • Works with the Office of Alumni Relations to build the brand, image, and reputation of the Alumni Association and the University, proposing long-term plans and strategies that support KU’s strategic objectives.
  • Creates meaningful opportunities for alumni success.
KUAAC Structure

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Two (2) Special Interest Chairs

  • All KU alumni are eligible to apply.
  • Current students and KU employees are not eligible.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and familiarity with the programs and activities of the Association.
  • Shows commitment to the Association’s objectives.
  • Has a strong profile with outstanding achievement.
  • Passed KU screening interview.
Selection Criteria

KU alumni who:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and familiarity with the programs and activities of the Association.
  • Shows commitment to the Association’s objectives. 
  • Has a strong profile with outstanding achievements.
  • Passed the KU screening interview.
How to apply

2023 cycle is closed.

Voting Process

All KU alumni are eligible to vote in the Alumni Association Council Elections.

Current Council Members

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem alzaabi

2019 – PhD in Engineering

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Mr. Ahmed Alnaqbi

2010 – BSc in Computer Engineering

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Ms. Huda Altamimi

Special Interest Chair
2015 – BSc In Mechanical Engineering

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Ms. Buthaina Alkhayat

Special Interest Chair
2020 – BSc in Electrical Engineering

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Ms. Yasmeen Ataout

Secretary / Treasurer
2020 – BSc in Chemical Engineering

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For inquiries please contact us at: KUAlumni@ku.ac.ae

Alumni Awards
Alumni Awards

Celebrating Outstanding Achievements

At KU, we take immense pride in the accomplishments of our alumni who continually demonstrate excellence in serving their communities, contributing to their countries, and making a meaningful impact on a global scale. KU Alumni Awards is designed to honor and recognize our exceptional alumni members who have harnessed the power of their education and experiences to create positive change.



  • Shine a spotlight and celebrate exceptional accomplishments of our alumni, showcasing their positive influence beyond their academic journey.
  • Drive inspiration and connection while share alumni success stories to inspire current students and graduates, fostering a strong sense of community and purpose.


Award Categories

KU Alumni Award for Professional Excellence

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Shown persistent success throughout their career path that is noteworthy and exceptional
  • Contributed to their profession at a local, national, or international level
  • Raised their profile and accomplishments within their community, country, or internationally or have received recognition for their profession
Apply Here
KU Alumni Award for Social Impact

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Demonstrated a positive impact in the community through social innovation within the public, private, profit, or non-profit sectors
  • Impacted significantly to the university or its communities through long-term contribution
  • Showed a positive impact on a community through social innovation, including, but not limited to, corporate social responsibility, volunteering, or community development
Apply Here
KU Alumni Award for Young Alumni

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 30 years of age or younger in the year of the award
  • Proven significant contribution to their profession or community at a local, national, or international level
  • Become an inspiration to the next generation of graduates and the community at large through their positive impact
Apply Here
KU Alumni Award for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Proven sustained contribution to their field of study by research, practice, innovation and entrepreneurship at the national or international level
  • Achieved national or international recognition
  • Reached accomplishments to their standing within the community, country, or international level through their field of research, practice, innovation or entrepreneurship
  • Has successful commercial projects, either locally or internationally
  • Demonstrated ethical conduct/standards of business practice
Apply Here
KU Alumni Award for Women of Distinction

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Contributed to the advancement of women in their organization, industry, or community
  • Proven that goals turn into action and pay off for the organization, industry, or community
  • Exhibit leadership skills in their fields of expertise, evidence of investing in self-development, self-awareness, and influencing others
Apply Here
KU Alumni Award for Contribution to the Alma Mater

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Made significant contributions to KU through volunteer service
  • Provided outstanding service to the university through talks, workshops, events and offers (internships, jobs, and trainings)
  • Demonstrated substantial commitment in mentoring fellow KU students
Apply Here


Nomination Conditions

  • The nominee should be a KU graduate
  • Each Alumni can be nominated for one award only per year. If the Alumni is suitable for more than one award, they can be nominated the following year for the other awards
  • Nominations in all categories can be made by a fellow KU alumni, KU staff, or KU faculty
  • Must have at least one referral (who are not the nominator) to provide a statement in support of the official nomination for the award
  • KU Alumni Council members cannot be nominated while they are serving in the council
  • Not all categories need to be awarded in any given year and it will depend on the caliber of nominations
  • By accepting an Award, Alumni agree to participate in and cooperate as required with all reasonable marketing activities relating to the Award. These may include but are not limited to being interviewed, photographed, and filmed
  • KU may disqualify any nominee that we reasonably determine has breached any of these terms and conditions or otherwise engaged in unlawful or other improper conduct that may bring the Awards into disrepute or jeopardize the fair and proper conduct of the Awards
  • KU’s decision is final on all matters relating to the nomination process and the selection of award recipients, and we are not required to provide feedback as to why a nomination was unsuccessful


Process of Nomination

The applicants (nominee or nominator) are required to follow the nomination process outlined below:


  • Complete the official Alumni Awards Nomination Form, providing all the necessary details about the nominee and nominator
  • Include up-to-date contact details of both the nominee and the nominator for effective communication
  • Prepare a 1-2 page document highlighting the nominee’s outstanding achievements, significant contributions, and their impact in their respective field or community
  • Obtain at least one referral letter from another individual, who is not the nominator, endorsing the nominee’s qualifications, character, and accomplishments
  • Provide the nominee’s most recent CV or resume
  • Include any additional relevant documentation that supports the nomination, such as newsletters, articles, awards, certificates, publications, portfolios, or other acknowledgments

  • Complete the official Alumni Awards Nomination Form, providing all the necessary details about the nominee
  • Include up-to-date contact details of both the nominee and the nominator for effective communication
  • Prepare 300-500 words highlighting the nominee’s outstanding achievements, significant contributions, and their impact in their respective field or community



Application opening date 7th September 2023
Application closing date 6th October 2023



2023 cycle is closed

KU Alumni Award Application


KU Staff / Faculty

Please elaborate more about nominee achievements (300-500 words) * (File size must be below 2MB)
Attach the nominee updated CV * (File size must be below 2MB)
Attach other documents that support the nomination (Recommended) * (e.g., newsletters, articles, awards, certificates, etc.) (File size must be below 2MB)


We want to see you here!

We offer a variety of virtual and in-person events year-round to help you network with fellow alumni, continue to learn, and share good times – wherever you are! We hope you join us on our various alumni events.

Alumni Reunion

KU will invite its precious alumni to return to campus for fun, free, celebratory gatherings throughout the year to meet our leadership, find out what’s happening on campus, and reconnect with former classmates and professors.

Career Bootcamp

The Career Boot Camp is offered to our graduates who have not started their careers yet.  During the event, several sessions are offered by senior experts from different industries. The Boot Camp aims to assist graduates in acquiring the needed skills for future jobs. These sessions cover various career-related topics, including, but not limited to, job market trends & challenges, personal branding & employability skills, understanding the future of work, and rocking the LinkedIn profile.

Alumni Inspirational Talks

KU is proud of you, your achievements, and the contributions you make to your fields and communities. We invite you to be part of our Alumni Inspirational Talks.  Please allow us to celebrate your success with you and promote aspiration through your inspiring story.

Interested to inspire KU students and fellow alumni? 

Register HERE


If a link is not available, please attach your CV to the application
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Career Fairs and Networking Events

Alumni are welcome to attend annual career fairs and networking events where employers from different industries are seeking candidates from all educational and work experience backgrounds. Don’t miss these events as they are an excellent opportunity for you to interact and engage with hiring organizations. These events are designed to support you in getting hired and expanding your business network. 

KU Major Events

We are always delight to invite our alumni to KU major events. Events such as the National Day Celebration, Global Day, Innovation Day, and many more are occasions where we love to reconnect with our alumni and bring them back to KU. These events provide an excellent chance for you to get in touch with us, network, and meet valuable connections.

Alumni Sport Activities

Alumni who receive the alumni card can enjoy and participate in various sport events associated with the KU Sports Team. This engagement, which also promotes sportsmanship and camaraderie, expands your network of contacts and your university experience. If you have your alumni card and would like to organize your own exciting sporting events on campus, please email us at KUalumni@KU.ac.ae.

Ramadan Gatherings

Ramadan gatherings (Iftar/Suhoor) are highly anticipated events that bring together graduates from various years to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. They provide a platform for networking and reconnecting with former classmates, creating opportunities for professional and personal growth while honoring the shared traditions and values of Ramadan.

Collaboration with KU Academic Departments

In collaboration with the academic departments, the Alumni Office organizes successful events that cater to the interests and needs of both alumni and current students. These events blend the expertise and resources of academic departments with the network and experiences of alumni, resulting in enriching experiences for all participants. They allow for a seamless integration of academic content and alumni perspectives, fostering a strong sense of community and providing valuable opportunities for networking and mentorship.

On-Campus Engagement
On-Campus Engagement

Volunteering to share your experience and expertise with students and fellow alumni is a great way to give something back to KU. The On-Campus Alumni Engagement provides alumni with the opportunity to re-engage with KU and its campus by different kind of engagement through delivering an inspirational talk, guest lectures, and other forms of involvement.


Apply Here


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