The World Future Energy Summit is the leading international event accelerating sustainability and the global transition to clean energy. It is the flagship event of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), held annually in January.
WFES brings together government and business leaders, international suppliers, decision makers and visitors from 170 countries to share insights and innovative ideas and progressions across the energy sectors.
Members from KU’s Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program are invited to participate in WFES each year.
Read more about WFES here: https://www.ku.ac.ae/event/world-future-energy-summit-wfes
The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) is an international robotics competition, held every two years with total prize and team sponsorship of USD 5 Million. MBZIRC aims to provide an ambitious, science-based, and technologically demanding set of challenges in robotics, open to a large number of international teams. It is intended to demonstrate the current state of the art in robotics in terms of scientific and technological accomplishments, and to inspire the future of robotics. Similar to other major competitions, the MBZIRC aims to provide an environment that harbors innovation and technical excellence, while encouraging spectacular performance with robotics technologies.
Read more about MBZIRC here: https://www.mbzirc.com/
The Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) is an annual event that brings the extraordinary world of science to the UAE, with a variety of fun scientific activities. Children and students are invited to explore the workshops, shows and exhibits through organized school tours and family visits.
KU students participate as Science Communicators during ADSF. These students are trained on how to make the event a celebration of science in ways that engage and excite the next generation of scientists.
In order to enhance KU visibility among different scientific festivals, the Outreach Office supports KU’s participation in the national Think Science Fair. The fair, held each year, has a vibrant atmosphere with more than 15,000 youth, VIPs, media and guests from all over the emirates.
ADIPEC provides KU students the opportunity to interact with major players in the oil & gas industry like ADNOC, TOTAL, Weatherford, Petrofac and Partex, and gave them the opportunity to work in one of the largest oil & gas events in the world.
For more information, view the website: https://www.adipec.com/
In August 2020 KU launched the Community Webinar Series, a string of educational webinars that ran throughout August, with a second series that was launched in January 2021 and ran for one month.
The Community Webinar Series are designed to educate and inform the general public about a variety of beneficial topics, ranging from lessons on the coronavirus to lessons on how to better understand your personality, build leadership skills, create a sustainable lifestyle, and many more.
The series is targeted towards everyone – from high school and university students, to parents, professionals and anyone in between who is interested in broadening their skillset and knowledge. The seminars were offered free of charge to the local and international community of learners as an extension of our active commitment to exchanging knowledge and resources in the spirit of collaboration to promote a happier, more engaged community, and a more sustainable world.
For more information, view the Summer Webinar Series website here.
And the Winter Webinar Series website here.