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KU Summer Webinar Series

August 9 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm


As the top-ranked university in the UAE, Khalifa University recognizes its increasingly important role in the nation to promote learning, knowledge and the development of new ideas, not just within our own classrooms and labs, but beyond into the local and global communities that we serve.

We are deeply committed to contributing to society through a range of partnerships and outreach activities, including the newly launched KU Summer Webinar Series, a string of educational webinars that will run throughout August 2020. This series is designed to educate and inform the general public about a variety of beneficial topics, ranging from lessons on the coronavirus to lessons on how to better understand your personality, build leadership skills, create a sustainable lifestyle, and many more.

The series is targeted towards everyone – from high school and university students, to parents, professionals and anyone in between who is interested in broadening their skillset and knowledge.

We are pleased to offer these seminars free of charge to our local and international community of learners as an extension of our active commitment to exchanging knowledge and resources in the spirit of collaboration to promote a happier, more engaged community, and a more sustainable world.

The ultimate aim of this Webinar Series is to leverage KU’s diverse set of resources to address the needs of the larger community, and inform and empower community members with meaningful and actionable solutions.


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Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020

  • 11am Using MBTI to learn about yourself and others by Kholoud Ribhi Elayyan

View Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LaD_3BTDVw&feature=youtu.be

  • 2pm Combine Strengths of People through Positive Teamwork by Abdus Sabur Muhammad

View Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85u6fy5OgPo&feature=youtu.be

  • 5pm Create a Sustainable, Long-term, Effective Lifestyle by Abdus Sabur Muhammad

View Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtxnkWu2akY&feature=youtu.be

Date: Tuesday, 11 August 2020

  • 11am Developing Competencies in Medicine and Biotechnology for Abu Dhabi & the UAE by Dr. Habiba Alsafar

View Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7MJ9d93Mc8&feature=youtu.be

  • 2pm Curriculum Vitae Workshop by Joe Lahoud

View Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlKMSJTNDIc&feature=youtu.be

  • 5pm External factors that are driving Innovation in both Public and Private Sectors by Dr. Toufic Mezher

View Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tThAw3jZa8I&feature=youtu.be

Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020

  • 11am Sustainable solutions for the road infrastructure in Abu Dhabi by Dr. Michele Lanotte
  • 2pm Silicon Photonics: controlling the flow of light by Dr. Jaime Viegas           
  • 5pm The Impact of the Mathematical Sciences in Modern Society by Dr. Jorge Zubelli

Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020

  • 11am ‘Exercise Snacks’ for a Healthier You by Kim Thompson
  • 2pm Technologies Leading to Sustainable Energy Transition by Dr. Samuel Mao
  • 5pm Biofeedback, Mindfulness and Resilience in the Era of Covid-19 by Dr. Herbert Jelinek

Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020

  • 11am Electric Transportation/Electric Vehicles by Dr. Balanthi Beig
  • 2pm Soil salinization: An hydrological perspective by Dr. Annalisa Molini
  • 5pm Drones: Safe and Secure Operation by Dr. Abdulhadi Shoufan

Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020

  • 11am The wondrous, stupendous, marvelous curious world of viruses by Dr. Ahmed Yousef
  • 2pm How a Career in Medicine Can Help the UAE Rise Out of a Pandemic by Dr. Peter Corridan
  • 5pm The role of serendipity in the discovery of crystal polymorphs & the impact of polymorphism on factors as diverse as the taste of chocolate and the efficacy of aspirin tablets by Dr. Sharmarke Mohamed

Date: Sunday, 23 August 2020

  • 11am Artificial Intelligence between Reality and Fiction by Dr. Hani Saleh
  • 2pm Data Analytics and Decision Making in the Digital Transformation Era by Dr. Ernesto Damiani
  • 5pm Learning by Doing, Part of a Real-World Curriculum by Dr. Asli Hassan

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020

  • 11am 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing at Forefront of Fourth Industrial Revolution by Dr. Rashid Abu Al-Rub
  • 2pm Educating the whole student by Dr. Asli Hassan
  • 5pm The value of developing social and emotional learning skills by Dr. Asli Hassan

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020

  • 11am The Use of Technology in Shaping the Future of Oil and Gas Industry by Dr. Emad Walid Al Shalabi
  • 2pm Developing Leadership Skills by Dr. Asli Hassan
  • 5pm The Dynamics of COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr. Dimitris Goussis


August 9 @ 8:00 am
August 27 @ 5:00 pm