Addressing national priorities and building on established strenghs“Verticals” focused on multidisciplinary sectors aligned with UAE and Abu Dhabi priorities.
“Horizontals” focused on cross-cutting critical enablers in which KU has competitive advantage
|Information and communication Technologies (ICT)|
|Robotics, Machine Intelligence and data science|
|Advanced materials and manufacturing|
Khalifa University’s research relates to key focus sectors of relevance to the UAE’s strategic economic growth and the technology platforms that serve as foundations for these sectors.
The University’s research priorities are addressed in two categories — “verticals” and “horizontals” — which jointly cover specific industry and sector needs, technical platforms and expertise.
KU’s focus sectors are Clean and Renewable Energy, Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Water and Environment, Health, Aerospace, and Supply Chain and Logistics. Research in these sectors is enhanced by our research platforms of Robotics, AI and Data Science, Information and Communication Technologies, and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing.
KU also engages in arts and sciences research that provides additional depth and breadth to the university’s research portfolio. Specific topical areas covered are mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, humanities and social sciences.
The Office of Technology Management and Innovation is responsible for protection, management and commercialization of Khalifa University research discoveries. It works closely with faculty and researchers in the University to translate their inventions into viable business opportunities and commercial products through formation of startups and/or technology licensing to industry partners. The office supports the research-driven innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in the University to actively contribute to UAE economic development and diversification.
The Office of Research Services (ORS) is responsible for the pre- and post-award administration of internally- and externally-funded research programs at Khalifa University. It provides the underlying policies, procedures and administrative infrastructure to ensure research enterprises are successful and sustainable. The ORS also coordinates with the Research Ethics Committees and the relevant IT systems that support the research functions.
In the current research environment, computing and computing based simulations have been firmly established as a basis for modern scientific enquiry alongside experiment and theory. High performance computing is not routinely across a wide array of disciplines. In order for researchers and research institutions to be competitive on a world stage, access to appropriate computing resources, and the expertise to leverage these resources is a must. Our vison is to enable and support world class research at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, by providing leading edge computing services, expertise, consultancy and training.
Khalifa University is a flagship institution mandated by the UAE’s leadership to lead in research and development of tomorrows solutions. Our expert researchers are empowered by the best research labs and equipment available in the region. It is with great pride that we maintain and utilize these modern facilities on our campuses, to establish and continually evolve physical research infrastructure and policies that support the primary research aims of the University.