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Khalifa University to Give Away Over 4,000 Books to University Students and Researchers at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023

May 22, 2023

Rare Books on UAE’s Leaders, Heritage, History and on the Country’s Economic Success Will also be on Display


Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced it will give away more than 4,000 books to visitors, including university students and researchers, during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023.


In addition, the Khalifa University stand will also showcase rare books about the UAE’s heritage and history, as well as some of the most important early books published on the UAE’s leaders including the Founding Father of the UAE Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023 will be held from 22-28 May 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).


Dr. Abdulla Al Hefeiti, Assistant Vice-President, Libraries, Khalifa University said: “We are proud to showcase rare and unique books about UAE’s heritage and history to mark our contribution to the country and our participation in the expansion of knowledge through giving away books to visitors including university students and researchers during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023. As a top-ranked university that leads in human capital building and in the creation of intellectual capacity, Khalifa University remains committed to focusing on highlighting the important roles of books and modern libraries that are becoming more digitized.”


Books authored by Khalifa University faculty that will also be on display include ‘The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, by Dr. Athol Yates, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as books from Dr. Ammar Nayfeh, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Dr. Baskar Thangaraj, Research Scientist, Physics, Dr. Mohammad Sakhnini, Senior Lecturer, English, and Dr. Robert Llewellyn Tyler, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences.


On campus, the Khalifa University Libraries is a thriving center for knowledge, offering Arabic and English titles about the UAE, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, as well as fiction, dictionaries, and general books in different disciplines including humanities, history, science, engineering, and technology, besides recreational and fiction titles.


The Khalifa University Libraries has a collection of more than 110,000 printed books in Arabic and English A research library, it is also a reputable leader among academic libraries in the region. The KU Libraries is committed to the goals of the university aimed at advancement of knowledge, science, and technology, while helping the faculty with publications in top journals, and Gold Open Access publishing information in partnership with scholarly and professional communities both locally and internationally. At the same time workshops on data literacy, and life-long learning are also offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
22 May 2023