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Khalifa University Organizing Four-Day Fall 2021 Orientation for Newly-Enrolled Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Medical Students

August 16, 2021

New Academic Programs Include Bachelor’s in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences, Master’s in Aerospace Engineering, and PhD in Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics  


Khalifa University has organized a four-day undergraduate and postgraduate Fall 2021 orientation program for the newly enrolled students for the 2021-2022 academic year, acclimatizing them with the learning process at the university.


From Fall 2021, Khalifa University is offering new bachelor’s programs in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences, as well as a new Master’s program in Aerospace Engineering. In doctoral programs, Khalifa University now additionally offers PhD in Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.


The Fall 2021 Undergraduate Student Orientation is being held from 16-17 August, and the Fall 2021 Post-Graduate Student Orientation from 18-19 August. Senior Khalifa University leadership, deans of all three colleges, faculty members and administrative officials will interact with the students, offering details on the various academic programs, the state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, as well as the campus amenities, helping the students to familiarize themselves with the Khalifa University community.


Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Senior Vice-President, Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University, said: “Reflecting our status as a consistently top-ranked university in the UAE, the undergraduate and postgraduate orientation program for Fall 2021 is designed to welcome and facilitate a smooth transition of students into the Khalifa University community. The event provides an opportunity for the students and their families to understand the world-class learning environment we offer at Khalifa University, and we are delighted to welcome them into this vibrant community. We look forward to their fresh ideas and the energy they bring to our campus, because it is they who make us what we are.”


The two-day Undergraduate Student Orientation Fall 2021 features highlights of the various academic programs, and an overview of Career Services and Student Services, as well as the on-campus Health and Safety protocols. A live Q&A session offers students an opportunity to engage with the faculty and staff members to clarify details.


At the same time, the two-day Post-Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2021 will provide an insight into various research and development opportunities, an overview of intellectual property and innovation, details on the diverse research laboratories, as well as a briefing on the Environment, Health, Safety and Security protocols at the campus. A live Q&A session will help the students to seek more light on details of some of the processes and interact with the faculty and staff members.


Khalifa University currently offers 16 bachelors, 18 Master’s and three doctorate (PhD) programs, with the PhD in Engineering being offered across 12 concentrations, in addition to the MD program offered by the Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS).


As mandated, Khalifa University seeks to provide quality manpower in terms of human capital to the strategic science and technology sectors of the UAE and the region. Khalifa University offers access to an array of significantly diverse research options in areas such as space systems, aerospace, nuclear energy, renewable energy, sustainability, hydrocarbon exploration and production, water and environment, robotics, biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, data science and information security, as well as supply chain logistics.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
14 August 2021