Khalifa University’s Contributions Towards the UN’s SDGs

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are the plan to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, energy crises, water and food shortage, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Khalifa University is committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs at national and global scales.

This page underlines the ways Khalifa University’s different departments have contributed to the UN’s SDGs through ground breaking research projects and impactful publications between December 2019 and December 2020.

Research Projects and Academic activities highlights December 2019- December 2020

 

SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

KU’s Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center is an initiative aimed at transforming the healthcare innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the MENA region by bridging the substantial existing gap in healthcare innovation and technology. The center aims to tackle relevant health challenges in the UAE, aiming to attract external funding and evolve as a pioneer self- sustainable unit for medical device design, development and clinical testing, in line with Khalifa University mission of innovation and research excellence and with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/healthcare-engineering-innovation-center-heic

 

KU’s Centre for Biotechnology is researching genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology to understand risk factors underlying major chronic diseases in the UAE population.

 

The Khalifa University – Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KU-KAIST) Joint Research Center

Project: The Smart Healthcare Project has been commenced under the Joint Research Center in August 2019

 

 

SDG 5: GENDER EQUALITY

Name: Dr. David Sheehan

College: Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Name: Associate Professor Mark Neal

Department: Chair of Humanities & Social Sciences

Event: Khalifa University’s Webinar on ‘Fostering Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship’ in collaboration with ADGB & U.S. Embassy.

https://www.adgm.com/spotlight/webinars/fostering-gender-equality-and-entrepreneurship

Name: Dr. Sadia Jamil 

Department: Humanities & Social Sciences

Details of academic project/publication:

Publication 1:

Jamil, Sadia. (2020). Suffering in Silence: The resilience of Pakistan’s female journalists to combat sexual harassment and discrimination. Journalism Practice, 14 (2): 150-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2020.1725599

Publication 2:

The Handbook of Research on Discrimination, Gender Disparity, and Safety Risks in Journalism: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-discrimination-gender-disparity/256634

The Handbook of Research on Discrimination, Gender Disparity, and Safety Risks in Journalism is a critical reference book that highlights equal rights in journalism to ensure the safety of women and men. The book investigates the level and nature of threats, both online and offline, faced by journalists as well as gender discrimination in journalism. Best practices and examples that can promote a safe working environment and gender equality in journalism are also presented. Highlighting important themes such as online harassment, sexism, and gender-based violence, this book is ideal for journalists, reporters, media organizations, professionals, researchers, academicians, and students working or studying in the fields of journalism, media and communications, human rights, and women’s studies.

 

SDG 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

KU’s Petroleum Institute

The Petroleum Institute University and Research Center (PI), as it was initially known, was established in 2001 to support the oil and gas industry of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE. To achieve that goal, it developed and offered undergraduate and graduate engineering and research programs in areas of significance to the oil, gas and broader energy industries. In February 2017, PI merged with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), and the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR). AT KU, PI continues to play a critical role in the research structure as a multidisciplinary research unit focused primarily on upstream and downstream hydrocarbon exploration and production. Its mission is to conduct applied and fundamental research and development of the key technologies required to maintain the UAE’s position at the forefront of innovation in the oil and gas industry.

Through Petroleum Institute, Khalifa University is positioning sustainable hydrocarbon exploration and production as a central focus of its integrated academic and research activities, which it is further developing by channeling the broad expertise of its faculty. PI connects fundamental research with practical application through its partnership with local and international organizations, including ADNOC. The Petroleum Institute is located at KU’s Sas Al Nakhl Campus.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/institute/petroleum-institute

 

KU’s Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC) aims to craft the future of electric energy systems allowing seamless and economical operation of high capacity renewable and clean energy resources while supporting hybrid AC/DC grids, and providing optimal architecture for smart grid and transportation electrification.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/advanced-power-and-energy-center-apec

 

The Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and H2 (known as the RICH Center) is established to address these challenges, contributing to the launch of clean, sustainable energy, from a scientific and technical perspective, building upon complementary expertise of researchers at Khalifa University and supported by highly reputed local and international companies and organizations. The center aims to become a world-leading center of excellence in the use of combined modeling-experimental approaches for research and development of novel materials and technologies for CO2 capture and utilization as well as H2 production, storage and distribution. It also aims to engage in cutting-edge research, development, technology transfer and awareness in CO2 and H2, and sharing this expertise from the UAE to the rest of the world, by fostering innovation and multidisciplinary collaborations and knowledge exchange. Such activity would serve the UAE and the world in the Mission Innovation challenges defined by the Paris agreement, addressing industrial needs, educating highly skilled scientists and engineers, and aiding the society in the search for clean energy and sustainable products.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/research-and-innovation-center-on-co2-and-hydrogen-rich

 

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium

Khalifa University’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) is dedicated to addressing national and regional concerns surrounding biofuels and the usage of freshwater. The Consortium aims to accelerate the commercialization of biofuels produced locally with salt tolerant biomass grown on arid land and using seawater. The SBRC focuses on the following research areas: Biomass Feedstock Development, System Integration and Optimization, Bioenergy Conversion and Techno-Economic & Environmental Assessment.

The SEAS platform is an integrated process that utilizes marginal resources to create an industrial ecology to provide biomaterials and bioenergy in line with the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Using engineered ecosystems approach to technology development, all subsystems within the SEAS concept aim to maximize upcycling and to minimize impacts, trying to account for all externalities to meet its triple-bottom-line (social, economic and environmental).

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/sustainable-bioenergy-research-consortium-sbrc

 

SDG 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

Innovation: Technology & Sustainability

KU’s Masdar Institute of Science & Technology was established in 2007 in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as an independent non-profit graduate level research university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technology. In February 2017 MI merged with the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI), to produce one world-class, research-intensive institution, to develop world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, called the Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU).

At KU, Masdar Institute continues to play a critical role in the research structure and culture of the university, serving as an interdisciplinary research unit focused on long-term strategic priorities, which engages a critical mass of faculty. KU’s sustainability-focused research centers are primarily grouped under the Masdar Institute. As a research institute, MI also connects fundamental research with practical application through its partnership with local and international organizations, like the major renewable energy and sustainable urban development leader Masdar.

The UAE is developing into an icon for innovation and knowledge-based economic development in an environment where public and private sectors form effective partnerships. Masdar Institute is well positioned to support these UAE efforts in the areas of sustainable energy and the environment. As the UAE’s premier cross-disciplinary institution for clean energy, water and the environment, Masdar Institute continues to seek the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for the UAE. We will focus on further developing areas of strength in the new decade, while at the same time supporting innovative ideas where we can achieve the greatest impact. Masdar Institute will lead in a new decade of great opportunities driven by new ways of producing, storing and utilizing energy, both in UAE and around the world.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/institute/masdar-institute

 

Innovation: Robotics, ICTs, Data Analytics & Cyber-security

KU’s Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute

 Khalifa University’s Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute was established in July 2019 to bring all the university’s research in robotics, artificial intelligence, data science, next-gen networks, semiconductor technologies and cybersecurity under a single umbrella.

Its mission is to conduct applied and fundamental research and development of the key technologies required to bring the UAE significantly closer to reaching its goal of becoming a global hub for Artificial Intelligence innovation.

Through its Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, Khalifa University is positioning robotics and Artificial Intelligence as a central focus of its integrated academic and research activities, which it is further developing by channeling the broad expertise of its faculty.

Under its three main research thrusts – Robotics, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Hardware – the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute is pioneering use-inspired projects with the aim to provide commercial value locally and globally. By leveraging its robust expertise in ICT, data analytics and robotics research, and partnering with the region’s leading industry experts in the field, the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute is set to develop the innovative technologies needed to achieve the UAE’s AI transformation goals.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/about/robotics-and-intelligent-systems-institute

 

Industry area: Space Technology & Innovation

The Khalifa University Space Technology and Innovation Center (KUSTIC) was established with the aim of becoming a center of excellence for the space sector in the UAE. KUSTIC builds on the current space-related capabilities developed within Khalifa University to support the space industry, as well as to use resources effectively to achieve the greatest impact opportunity for the UAE. The research projects undertaken at the KUSTIC will have a crucial role in building capabilities and creating a technical hub. Specifically, it will train UAE students in satellite design and manufacturing; conduct scientific research in space sector and applications; develop satellite manufacturing capabilities in the UAE; promote and inspire entrepreneurship in the space sector; and support the space science and technology initiatives of the UAE Space Agency. KUSTIC also hosts the Yahsat Space Lab, which was established to support the CubeSat programs at UAE universities in general and the Khalifa University Space Systems programs in particular. The lab is the first of its kind in the region with the capability to design, build and test small satellites up to 6U form factor (30 cm X 20 cm X 10 cm).

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/khalifa-university-space-technology-and-innovation-center

 

Industry area: Nuclear technology

The Emirates Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC) at Khalifa University is designed to provide a hub to address the present and future research requirements to support the UAE’s nuclear power program and deliver our key stakeholder’s goals for the delivery of safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy to meet the UAE’s 2030-2050 visions, while protecting the public, workers and the environment. The ENTC’s mission is to conduct research in the main thematic areas of nuclear technology necessary to provide a risk informed decision basis for the safe operation of the nuclear power plants, while estimating the consequences should faults occur.  Our research in the main thematic areas of Nuclear Safety and Systems, Nuclear Materials and Chemistry and Radiation Safety in the Environment will provide data for informed decision while innovation in methodology and practices will aim to minimize the risks of faults.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/emirates-nuclear-technology-center

 

Industry area: Aerospace technology

KU’s Aerospace Research & Innovation Centre aims to develop an international reputation for cutting-edge research in aerospace technologies.

Website: http://www.aric.ae/

 

Innovation areas: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and cyber-physics

KU’s Center for cyber-physical systems is delivering innovative CPSs that guarantee key properties like scalability, security, privacy and resilience to attacks. C2PS brings together top KU faculty from several Departments. We work together with in-house research staff and students to develop and apply CPS concepts in four key areas: Edge-Cloud Computation and Blockchain, Mobile Network and 5G, Data Analytics and Applied Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber-Security and Privacy. The C2PS is funded by an internal grant by KU and receives targeted and project-oriented funding from companies and other UAE funding agencies.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/center-for-cyber-physical-systems-c2ps

 

Innovation area: Robotics

KU’s Centre for Autonomous Robotic Systems produces top research outputs with potential for high impact, developing robotics showcases, educating and training students and staff, engaging with external stakeholders, consolidating international collaborations and researcher exchanges, benchmarking at international level (including participation in MBZIRC and other international competitions.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/center-for-autonomous-robotic-systems-kucars

 

 Industry area: Digital Manufacturing

KU’s Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing Center focuses on digitally designing, simulating, and experimentally characterizing the additive manufacturing (AM) process through different AM technologies such as metal/plastic powder-bed infusion, fused deposition modeling, and polyjet processes. Simulating the AM process provides significant insights on the optimum printing parameters that lead to stable 3D printed components with enhanced mechanical and physical properties.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/advanced-digital-additive-manufacturing-adam-center

Industry area: Supply Chain and Management

KU’s Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management Center is a faculty cluster, dedicated to scholarship and education on extended enterprise operations and its digital transformation. Our macro-level research aims to provide real-world, cutting edge focus on the digital transactions, management, and optimization in multiple domains (maritime logistics, production lines, health care delivery systems). The faculty center expertise in supply chain, data science and predictive analytics, along with digitally networked systems, to address the extended-enterprises as a nexus of integrated supply-chains, digital-operations management, and technology-ready human capital.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/research-center-for-digital-supply-chain-and-operations-management-dsom

Industry area: Health care

KU’s Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center is an initiative aimed at transforming the healthcare innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the MENA region by bridging the substantial existing gap in healthcare innovation and technology. The center aims to tackle relevant health challenges in the UAE, aiming to attract external funding and evolve as a pioneer self- sustainable unit for medical device design, development and clinical testing, in line with Khalifa University mission of innovation and research excellence and with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

Website: https://www.ku.ac.ae/research-centers/healthcare-engineering-innovation-center-heic

 Industry area: AI and News Media Industry

Name: Dr. Sadia Jamil

Department: Humanities & Social Sciences

Details of academic project/publication:

Theme: Artificial Intelligence & News Media Industry

Publication: Jamil, Sadia. (2020). Artificial Intelligence and Journalistic Practice: The Crossroads of Obstacles and Opportunities for the Pakistani Journalists. Journalism Practice. (published online first on 7th July 2020). https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2020.1788412

Project-related Event: THISAM 2020: https://www.joursummerschool.org/speakers_

 

SDG 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Name: Dr. Sadia Jamil

Department: Humanities & Social Sciences

Details of academic project/publication:

Publication 1: Special Edition – Social inequalities & Marginalized Communities

Media Discourses and Representation of Marginalized Communities in Multicultural Societies:

https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/media-discourse/

Media discourses and Marginalized Communities in Multicultural Societies is Journalism Practice’s special edition, being edited by Dr. Sadia Jamil (Khalifa University, UAE), Associate Professor Jessica Retis (University of Arizona, US) and Dr. Paul Murschetz (Austrian Academy of Sciences & University of Digital Sciences, Berlin),  with a purpose to present impactful studies offering insights into the news media’s role in jeopardizing the representation of minority/or marginalized groups, as well as to address their potential role to combat discrimination against members of marginalized groups such as minority racial and ethnic communities, drug users and drug addicts, sex workers, LGBT persons, and people living with HIV. The term media discourses do not merely imply the manner in which facts or reality is represented in the electronic and printed media, relatively the manner in which reality is shaped by the journalists and media professionals. Thus, one of the key contributions of this special edition is to underline the power and influence of media discourses to not only present, but rather shape social practices.

  Publication 2: Digital & Social inequalities

Jamil, Sadia. (2020). A widening digital divide and its implications for democracy and social inequalities in Pakistan. In Massimo Ragnedda and Anna Gladkova (Eds), Digital Inequalities in the Global South. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 59-78. 

 

SDG 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES

Name: Dr. Sadia Jamil

Department: Humanities & Social Sciences

Details of academic project/publication:

Theme: Technology, Communities & Urban Life

Publication:

Jamil, Sadia. (2020). Karachi’s Urbanization: Challenges and prospects for a thriving digital culture in urban life. In Bhakti More (Ed.), Emergent Technologies: New Media & Urban Life. Champaign, IL: Common Grounds Networks, pp. 103-117. 

Urban population in South Asia is growing at a very rapid pace and is expected to rise by 250 million by 2030, as per World Bank latest estimates. This pace of urbanization provides South Asian countries with the potential to change their developing economies to be part of the developed nations’ group regarding both prosperity and livability. However, the region continues to struggle to make the most of the urbanization-led opportunities. One major reason is that its urbanization has been messy and hidden. Messy urbanization is reflected in the widespread existence of slums and sprawl, and in the lack of basic infrastructure and amenities for the public. With the advent of technology, it is widely opined that technology can help to resolve urbanization-related issues and can help South Asian countries to transform its major cities into smart cities, or at least a better place to live for its urban dwellers. Perhaps this is not the case for Karachi, which is the gateway of Asia and the economic hub of Pakistan. The city’s urbanization is both rapid and messy, and it is not known to what extent the city’s residents have benefited from the ICT development to cope with urban life challenges and their social interaction. Therefore, drawing on the theory of technological determinism, this study aims to explore major challenges and problems relating to the growth of digital culture in Karachi, the biggest urban city and economic hub of Pakistan. This study also addresses how and to what extent the proliferation of ICT infrastructure has transformed the public’s lifestyle and patterns of urban social interactions among the city’s dwellers. 

 

SDG 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION

KU’s Centre:  Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium

Research area: Salt-tolerant and arid land biomass

A common downside of current generation fuel crops is their competition for agricultural resources (arable land, irrigation freshwater, fertilizers) with food crops, therefore economically impacting the agricultural landscape worldwide. Socio-economic impacts of conventional fuel crops are particularly felt on at-risk or marginalized communities, where this resource competition between fuel and food crops leads to a direct increase in prices of traditional dietary staples. Potential environmental impacts due to indirect land-use change and intensive energy requirements may also mean that these biofuel feedstocks are not truly sustainable. By basing the fuel crop production on halophytes, the SEAS platform aims to completely avoid this issue, which uses non-arable land for agricultural purposes. In addition, it can enable sustainable agroforestry practices in arid, biomass-poor regions: given the existing lack of suitable crops and biomass sources in desert arid regions, a platform such as SEAS will unlock this biomass industry worldwide in some of the highest solar energy potential regions, that are hamstrung by lack of access to freshwater resources.

 

SDG 13: CLIMATE ACTION

Name: Dr. Sadia Jamil

Department: Humanities & Social Sciences

Details of academic project/publication:

Book project: Environmental Journalism in the Global South (eds.)

Jamil, Sadia., Ramon Tuazon., & Therese S. Torres (2022). Environmental Journalism in the Global South. London: Palgrave MacMillan (forthcoming, Early 2022).

Environmental issues continue to grow in scope day-by-day, indicating the timely need to address the pressing areas of concern, such as: global warming; climate change; food and public’s health safety; shortage of food; overpopulation; water, land, soil and air pollution; increased carbon footprints; deforestation; national disasters (e.g. earthquakes, floods, droughts etc). These issues go beyond the realm of science into complex arenas of politics, economics, and health. As environmental concerns grow, the need for a well-informed public becomes more critical (Jamil, 2020). By now, we know that the public’s opinion and perceptions about environmental issues are shaped by many sources including government and non-government organizations, political debates and documentaries. Among the important sources of information about environment have been journalists and the news media. A major challenge is how to convey complex concepts and impart a sense of the urgency of these challenges in a way that engages the reader. In the past two decades, environmental journalism has evolved to serve this purpose and has always represented an important part of people’s perceptions of the world. Over time, people have become more and more interested and concerned about the things going on around them in their environment. This increased public’s awareness has directly translated to an increased need for environmental journalism studies, programs, and news. As more information about how things impact people, and the globe, comes to light, the interest in, and importance of environmental journalism increases accordingly. Much of the work on environmental journalism has been done by the Western scholars (Sachsman and Valenti, 2020; Valenti, 2017; Rogener and Wormer, 2017; Ale, 2015; Bodker and Neverly, 2014; Bodker, 2012; Carthew et al., 2012; Wyss, 2010; Frome, 1998), and limited attention has been paid in the global South to reflect upon different aspects of environmental journalism (Acharya and Noronha, 2010). Holistic studies of environmental journalism by the researchers in the global South is overdue. Thus, this edited volume welcome contributions from scholars in the Global South to cover the following key areas:

  • Journalists’ attitudes and motivations towards environmental journalism;
  • The influence of contextual factors, such as religious, cultural, ethnic, socio-political environments, on journalists’ practice of environmental journalism;
  • Coverage of environmental issues by mainstream, ethnic and diasporic news media;
  • The impact of religious, political and cultural factors in shaping and influencing news media discourses into diverse environmental issues;
  • Challenges and prospects for the practice of environmental journalism;
  • The role of economic, intellectual and technological resources to foster environmental journalism;
  • Environmental journalism pedagogy in the countries of global South.    

 

SDG 16: PEACE, JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUIONS

Name: Dr. Sadia Jamil

Department: Humanities & Social Sciences

Details of academic project/publication:

Publication 1:

Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-combating-threats-media/232292

The Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety is an essential reference source that evaluates how diverse threats impact on journalists’ wellbeing, their right to freedom of expression, and overall media freedoms in various contexts and assesses inadequacies in national security policies, planning, and coordination relating to the safety of journalists in different countries. Featuring research on topics such as freedom of the press, professional journalism, and media security, this book is ideally designed for journalists, news writers, editors, columnists, press, broadcasters, newscasters, government officials, lawmakers, diplomats, international relations officers, law enforcement, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.

Event 1: Desafíos ante la violencia y por la seguridad de periodistas en tiempos de pandemia (Challenges in the face of violence and for the safety of journalists in times of pandemic OCTOBER 22, 23 AND 24, 2020)

Event organizers: The Network for Freedom of Expression against Violence to Communicators (Mexico), the Xochimilco Metropolitan Autonomous University and the Ibero-American University

Session: Labor and digital violence against women journalists in times of crisis: Speaker, Dr. Sadia Jamil https://forodesafiosperiodistas.net/participantes/#page-content

Event 2: Moscow Readings 2020

Panel: Digital safety and protection of journalists in the Global South (Chair/organizer, Dr. Sadia Jamil)

Event 3: Delayed virtual event on World Press Freedom Day by UNESCO (Paris), Leiden University and the government of Netherlands (9-10, December, 2020)

Safety risks and Discrimination faced by female journalists

Speaker: Dr. Sadia Jamil   

 

SDG 17: PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOLAS

The Khalifa University – Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KU-KAIST) Joint Research Center! The KU-KAIST Joint Research Center was launched in April 2019 and aims to provide comprehensive support for research projects involving the development of technologies that are shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, particularly in the areas of Smart Transportation and Smart Healthcare, across the two campuses.

Two projects linked to Smart Transportation (SDG 9) and Smart Healthcare (SDG 3) have commenced under the Joint Research Center August 2019. Following the official launch of the KU-KAIST Joint Research Center at KU’s Main Campus in April 2019, the KAIST-KU JRC at the KAIST Daejeon campus was also launched in July 2019. This is the second phase of collaboration following the partnership agreement that was signed in 2010 between the two institutions, which aimed to provide the best science and technology education as well as develop nuclear energy in the UAE

KU’s Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing Center (SDG 9) focuses on digitally designing, simulating, and experimentally characterizing the additive manufacturing (AM) process through different AM technologies such as metal/plastic powder-bed infusion, fused deposition modeling, and polyjet processes. Simulating the AM process provides significant insights on the optimum printing parameters that lead to stable 3D printed components with enhanced mechanical and physical properties. Key national and international collaborators for this center include:

  • New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
  • Strata
  • Siemens
  • Etihad Airways
  • Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
  • Brunel University London
  • Dassault Aviation (DA)
  • US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • University of Applied Sciences (SUPSI)- Switzerland
  • Abu Dhabi Police

 

UAE- Korea Joint R&D Technical Center

The KUTC has been launched by KU and the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), with support from the Korea Ministry of Science and ICT. It will initially cover areas including advanced materials especially in energy, oil and gas, and catalysts, as well as characterization of semiconductor materials and devices, in addition to materials for bio-medical and energy applications (SDG 7).