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Khalifa University to Organize Virtual ‘Open Day’ on 19 March for Prospective Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

March 16, 2022

Dedicated Website Offers Applicants Details on New and Existing Academic Programs, Vibrant Campus Life, Research Areas, and Scholarship Opportunities 


Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced it will be organizing a virtual ‘Khalifa University Open Day 2022’ on 19 March to present its bouquet of academic programs, research options, scholarship opportunities, and campus facilities to prospective students, seeking admissions for Fall 2022.


A dedicated website http://www.ku.events/openday/ is offering details about Khalifa University’s three colleges, three research institutes, the entire range of 20 research centers, four research and demonstration facilities, and various other research labs. Potential students can log in and interact with the faculty of their desired programs. as well as experience a  virtual tour of the state-of-the-art labs and other campus facilities. The morning session will focus on undergraduate studies and the Pre-Medicine Bridge and Doctor of Medicine Program, while the afternoon session will highlight postgraduate programs in Science and Engineering. Details on the admission process will be available throughout the day.


The online Open Day 2022 will extensively offer aspiring students an opportunity to interact with Khalifa University faculty and students, and find out about the vibrant campus life, scholarship opportunities, research options, and the academic programs. In line with Abu Dhabi’s strategic plans to focus on a knowledge-based economy, Khalifa University offers 16 bachelor’s, 19 Master’s, five PhD programs with 12 concentrations, and one MD program. Additionally, students will have the option to choose Medical Physics, a new academic program which  integrates physics, medicine and technology, that will be launched this Fall. The program prepares graduates for rewarding careers in the physics of radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and health physics, and radiation protection.


Even during the pandemic, Khalifa University had been active in supporting the community, through implementing more than 14 projects in COVID 19-related research, with local and international collaborations.


Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Senior Vice-President, Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University, said: “Khalifa University is closely aligned with Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision to expand the knowledge economy and diversify into strategic high-technology sectors. In line with this, we emphasize our commitment to research and development, as well as providing our students with the opportunity to solve applied problems and gain real world experience, through long-term strategic partnerships with industry leaders, multinational entities, government agencies, as well as other globally-ranked universities and renowned institutions. We believe this Open Day 2022 activities will offer aspiring students a peek into Khalifa University’s authentic academic strength, research capabilities, and student life options that help develop consummate professionals, fully equipped to tackle future challenges.”


The Open Day agenda will include presentations on various academic programs, colleges, research institutes and research centers. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), will present details on the scholarships, while the Telecom Digital Regulatory Authority (TDRA) Innovation and Communication Technology (ICT) Fund will engage the students through a live Q&A session from 1.00-3.00 PM.


Students will be able to familiarize themselves with one of Khalifa University’s 20 research centers that address regional and global challenges in areas that remain relevant to the community. These areas include information and communication technologies, biotechnology, clean and renewable energy, exploration and production of oil and gas, robotics, machine intelligence, water and environment, health, aerospace, supply chain and logistics. These research centers drive innovation and offer students ample opportunity to excel, should they decide to tap into their creative ingenuity in science, technology engineering and medicine.


Khalifa University is top-ranked in the UAE and among the top 10 out of 125 Arab institutions in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Arab Universities Ranking. In the Nature Index 2021, Khalifa University ranked top in the UAE and second among Arab institutions in terms of research output with 22 research papers, only for the 1 May 2020 – 1 April 2021 period. In the 2022 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings, Khalifa University is ranked among the top 200 universities (183rd) globally.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
16 March 2022

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