HE Sheikh Nahyan views Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge

September 7, 2018

Sheikh Nahyan was briefed on MBZIRC during his visit to Khalifa University’s stand at NAJAH.

During his visit to Khalifa University’s stand at NAJAH exhibition His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of Culture Youth and Community Development was given today a brief about the Khalifa University managed Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge.

The Challenge which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed will be held for the first time in February 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Aspiring to be one of the most important national and international initiatives in the robotics world MBZIRC offers prizes worth a total of USD 5 million and aims to be one of the leading global challenges that advance robotic research and innovation to new limits.

Khalifa University takes the opportunity to discuss the unique internship opportunities it offers students through its local and international collaborative partners. Faculty students and staff on hand are also present to guide students with information about sponsorship partners including the National Electronic Security Authority (Nesa) the Emirates Nuclear Energy Coporation (ENEC) ADNOC and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

This past summer saw a record number of Khalifa University students accept international internships with companies like Airbus the Center for Forensic Science at the University of Western Australia Mitsubishi and LG. Sixty students travelled to the USA UK Ireland Australia Germany France Italy South Korea and Japan for the six-week work experience programs. Sponsoring organizations also arranged for students to work at industry partners like AMEC Foster Wheeler Children’s National – Sheikh Zayed Institute Diehl Aerospace and KAIST.

The University currently offers nine unique Bachelors programs including Aerospace Biomedical Communication Computer (with an optional concentration in Software Systems) Electrical and Electronic (with an optional concentration in Power Systems) and Mechanical Engineering which recently achieved ABET accreditation as well as Civil Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering and a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics with optional concentrations in Financial Mathematics/Mathematical Biology.

Khalifa University also offers a variety of Masters degrees in International and Civil Security Information Security Nuclear Engineering and M.Sc. by Research in Engineering (Electrical and Computer) as well as two new programs the Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. The University also offers several Ph.D. specializations in engineering including Mechanical Aerospace Nuclear Biomedical and Robotics. These specializations add to the existing specializations in Communication Computer and Electronic Engineering.

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