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Khalifa University Hosts Three-Day Virtual Spring 2021 Orientation for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Pre-Med Students

February 2, 2021

Newly-Enrolled Students Now Part of UAE’s Top University Renowned for Research Innovation and Academic Success  


Khalifa University organized a three-day virtual Spring 2021 Orientation program to acclimatize the newly enrolled undergraduate, postgraduate and Pre-Medicine Bridge program students, so they could smoothly transition into the academic and research environment at the university .


The two-pronged program – a day-long schedule for undergraduates and a two-day agenda for the post-graduates and Pre-Medicine Bridge program (PMB) aspirants – helped to ensure a smooth and positive onboarding and transition, academically and socially. For the post-graduate and the Pre-Medicine Bridge program students, the event was specifically designed for their research-intensive lives and medicine-related programs respectively. 


Almost 500 undergraduate, and post-graduate students, as well as accepted students in the Pre-Medicine Bridge program (PMB) attended the three-day virtual event to learn about various on-campus cutting-edge laboratory and research facilities as well as other academic services. 


Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “The three-day virtual Spring 2021 orientation program witnessed high engagement from our newly-enrolled students, emphasizing their ambitions and goals by joining the most sought-after university that offers some of the highly relevant academic programs for today’s job market. Moreover, Khalifa University already tops in the UAE with 25% of the total 178 UAE faculty who featured in the Stanford University list of the world’s top 2% of scientists with the greatest citation impact in a single year in 2019. We believe this is a strong element that appeals to the new generation of students who are keen to hone their skills in science and technology, and we warmly welcome the newly-enrolled students to the Khalifa University community.” 


The first day’s sessions offered newly-enrolled undergraduate students and parents information on academics and services through interactions with panel members from academia, Registrar, IT, Student Services, Library and Finance. An exclusive web ‘landing page’ offered students downloadable presentations as well as reference on important resources. 


The post-graduate students were offered an overview of their programs, research facilities and other offices, while a live chat box provided them with an opportunity to interact with faculty and officials who could clarify enquiries. A dedicated ‘landing page’ was also available with downloadable presentations and resources. Students were introduced to the three research institutes, 18 specialized research centers, two sponsored labs as well as 228 laboratories, three research facilities and two research projects.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
2 February 2021

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