President’s Memo │ September 2021│ Issue 60

September 27, 2021

Dear KU Community,

We have had a busy month full of activities and achievements, and I am thrilled to be back together again on campus with all of you.

We officially announced four new PhD programs in the College of Arts and Sciences in Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Earth Sciences, raising the total number of doctorate fields to 15 for the academic year 2021-2022, and further widening human capital development in strategic areas of the UAE and the region. 

We also launched a new student program, called the KU-SDG Ambassador Program, to equip students with knowledge about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and raise their understanding of the major global challenges that our society faces today, to get our students aware, civically engaged and taking action.

Congratulations to Dr. Jiju Antony for receiving the “Lifetime Outstanding Contribution to Lean Six Sigma” award from the International Lean Six Sigma Institute in recognition of his contribution to the understanding and standardization of Lean Six Sigma.

Congratulations are also in order for students Dahlia Hassan and Feryal Alskafi, who have had their papers accepted into the 43rd International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, which will be held next month. And to the winners of the Pre-Medicine Bridge Research Symposium, which was held in July, to help our students who are transitioning into the MD program with an opportunity to showcase their research efforts.

Enjoy the rest of the memo to find out about more of our academic, research and campus news for September.


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Yours sincerely,

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi
Executive Vice President
Khalifa University of Science and Technology