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KU to Host ‘Open Day 2020’ on 15 February for Ambitious Students Aiming to be Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine

February 10, 2020

Consecutively Top-Ranked for Three Years, University’s Combination of Rigorous Academic Programs and Thriving Student Life Offers Best Educational Option

Khalifa University of Science and Technology has announced it will welcome prospective students and their families on 15 February for the annual ‘Open Day 2020’, offering them an opportunity to learn about the university’s bouquet of academic programs, research offerings, scholarship options, and campus facilities.

With 13 Bachelor’s degree programs, some incorporating optional concentrations, 16 Master’s degree programs that include optional concentrations, Khalifa University remains one of the most sought-after universities in the UAE for both Emirati and international students to fulfil their professional and career ambitions. The university offers one Doctor of Medicine program and two PhD degree programs with 11 optional concentrations, thus providing a wide array of options to become scientists, researchers, innovators and future industry leaders.

Khalifa University has consistently remained a top-ranked institution in the UAE for three successive years while remaining among the top 30 Asian universities. For ‘Engineering & Technology’ subjects, the university is ranked among the top 200 by the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, while in the US News & World Report’s 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings the university is ranked 114th worldwide. At the same time, the university has become the first-ever in the UAE to be placed among the top 300 academic institutions globally by the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2020.

Khalifa University offers partial and full scholarships to eligible UAE Resident undergraduate students. Full scholarships are awarded to all admitted Emirati and international postgraduate students. Moreover, qualified post-graduate students are offered comprehensive scholarships covering educational expenses, as well as an opportunity to earn a monthly stipend. They include Buhooth Scholarships, Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant (GRTA) Scholarships, Waived-Fees Scholarships and Research Center Sponsorships.

Diversity at Khalifa University is an attractive feature that students will find reassuring as the 385 faculty members represent over 40 countries, while the student body currently represents 53 nationalities. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and female students constituting over 60%, Khalifa University also leads other pioneering institutions in providing one of the most attractive learning environments. Moreover, world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities offer students an unparalleled academic experience.

Dr Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Senior Vice-President, Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University, said: “Such international acknowledgements confirm the quality of world-class education, and our status as an eminent academic institution in the UAE and the region. Our university continues to evolve with the UAE’s rapidly expanding national goals and nurture an innovation ecosystem required for the country’s knowledge economy transformation. The university brings together the best in science, technology engineering and medicine in the UAE, offering specialized degrees that can take promising high school graduates all the way to top-rated doctorate degree-holders.”

The Khalifa University campuses have full academic and research facilities, as well as campus recreational facilities like gyms, sports courts, and various retail outlets. Moreover, students can choose from over 15 student clubs covering sports, culture, arts, and social service, to explore opportunities to grow and develop in areas related to leadership, teambuilding, and planning and organizing events, outside the classroom.

Students are also offered opportunities to actively participate in local and international competitions, conferences, workshops and events. They can also enjoy a range of activities to enhance their social and cultural experiences. Throughout the academic year, students are invited on trips to historical and cultural destinations such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Global Village in Dubai, and the local Korean and Chinese Festivals.

Khalifa University is a renowned higher education institution offering comprehensive academic streams through three colleges – College of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and College of Medicine and Health Sciences. Additionally, the university’s three research institutes, 20 research centers, and 36 academic departments cover a broad range of disciplines in science, engineering, and medicine. With research remaining the mainstay of learning, Khalifa University leads in innovation with 126 issued patents, 343 pending patent applications and more than 400 Invention disclosures.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
9 February 2020