Student-led clubs are an integral part of the University learning process. The academic experience is enriched by participation in extracurricular activities that allow students to pursue their personal interests beyond the classroom. Whether it is arts, science, culture, history or social, there is always a place for all students’ interests.
In addition to the groups working with the Student Services Office, the College of Engineering supports a number of discipline-based student professional chapters. These are connected to the various academic programs and offer a number of opportunities for students to be involved in their activities or participate in professional events.
The club allows students to engage and educate KU students to participate in Japanese theme-oriented events to learn more about the culture, history and food aspects of the country.
The Astronomy Club aims to educate students about the beauty of what lays beyond Earth, such as planets, stars, and galaxies. The Club will host astronomy seminars, stargaze field trips, and space observations.
Initiated in 2015 to introduce and teach the Korean culture, heritage and language to the University community. The Club is a strong participant at KU Global Day, UAE National Day celebrations and many more on-campus events.
Introduced in 2013, the Literature Club aims to create a simulative atmosphere for youth to spread and share their ideas and improve their literature skills. The Club focuses on the importance of reading and learning to create a well-equipped generation against unawareness and subversive thoughts.
The Volunteering Club will engage in all volunteering activities, both within the KU Community, and the UAE Community at large. Their mission is to encourage KU students to engage in volunteer work outside the 80hrs required to graduate, support all KU volunteering opportunities, and bolster the UAE’s community of volunteers.
The Environment Club will put emphasis on spreading awareness about environmental issues and help students to make more sustainable decisions on a daily basis in efforts to reduce the individual UAE citizen’s ecological footprint. Members of the Environment Club are expected to generate creative ideas on how to raise awareness, prepare events for students and participate in existing Khalifa University events to aid in making more sustainable decisions.
The Journalism Club will be run by a group of dedicated students whose goal is to report news related to students or student interests. The magazine will entail many sections from student success stories, to student talents, to sharing tips on success by Senior/Master/PhD students. Members of the magazine will also have the opportunity to cover and report on special off-campus events such as EXPO 2020.
The KU Podcast Club’s intiative is to provide beneficial insights to students from individuals in the KU Community who contributed to making a change. The guests will share tips on how students can succeed in their academic journey at Khalifa University. The podcast topics will vary from self-improving skills to study support, to career tips and many more.
Chinese Club is dedicated to creating awareness and an understanding of the Chinese and related Asian culture, heritage, and identity. The club strives to facilitate academic, social, and cultural interaction among students, faculty, and members of the community through various events. Students will examine these themes through activities, and field trips to restaurants, theaters, and Chinese cultural centers.
Rattel in English which means recite, is a female only Ritl Club for interested students to recite and memorize the Quran together. The students joining the Club will be motivated to learn the Quran, develop Quaranic skills and extend their Islamic knowledge.
Red Crescent Club aims to promote the positive spirit of volunteerism as a prominent pillar of community development to reach achievements that serve our society.
The Cultural Diversity and Tolerance Club look forward to supporting UAE’s tolerance, diversity, and coexistence policies. It also aims to consolidate and enhance the values of tolerance among the students and faculty at Khalifa University to reflect a peaceful community throughout the university.
ShARE is an innovative start-up at the crossroad of education and consulting. It runs a leadership program to turn bright university students into “Do Well Do Good Leaders” and helps to serve both the shareholders and the society. The program is offered to students who have the potential to shape a more sustainable and inclusive world.
ShARE has presence in more than 100 top universities in the world such as: Yale (US), Oxford (UK), Cambridge (UK), HEC (France), EPFL (Switzerland), IITs (India), Fudan University (China),Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), Cairo University (Egypt)…
The programme has no cost, but is very selective and demanding. It lasts for 1 year and requires around 5-6 working hours per week for 34 weeks in total
The Healthy Life Club aims to present a lifestyle to enhance and promote students’ health and well-being. Through the various events the club plans to host either on campus or via an interactive virtual platform, it hopes to tackle the aspects the young generation faces when it comes to staying healthy.
The Philosophers’ Club provides a space for collaborative learning through discussions of philosophical questions. The club will create a community with an appreciation for deep thinking, productive communication, and connection with the diverse values developed by the human mind throughout the centuries.
Students are keen to learn more about the power of technology and its impact on the economy. The Technology and Economy Club’s goal is to help expose KU students to the success stories of startup leaders and economic experts. The club plans to collaborate with Hub71, DIFC, startAD, and other local hubs to raise awareness of how technology can help build impactful products.
The purpose of the Palestinian Culture Club is to share and celebrate with the KU Community Palestine’s vibrant history, tradition, and culture.
The Desi Club aims to help students learn more about India and its subcontinent culture and traditions. The Club plans to engage students in fun networking activities related to India’s diversity, culture, and practices.
Remotely Operated underwater Vehicles (ROV) are robots that can move underwater through a tether. It needs a station that consists of a pilot and a copilot to control the ROV. These robots aim to do tasks humans can not do in that harsh environment and with no oxygen limit. The club aims to teach students about ROV from designing, manufacturing and controlling. Also, students can participate in an international competition called MATE.
Club? encourages students to solve puzzles, riddles, mystery cases, brain teasers, and logic problems. Many activities and events will be held regularly on campus/virtually to provide the students with a creative outlet to unwind. Through student engagement, the club hopes to increase students’ focus and enhance different abilities, such as social skills and thinking out of the box.
The Entertainment Club plans to host various board games, E-games, movies, and many more for students to socialize, unwind and relax. It is the perfect getaway for students from their studies.
The Sports Club hosts all university sports, such as volleyball, basketball, football, individual rackets, swimming, and climbing. It aims to build students’ interest and passion in sports by improving their skills and allowing them to compete in on-campus tournaments and inter-university leagues.
The Electronic Club is open to students interested in electronic games or wanting to learn more about them. The Electronic Club aims to showcase the benefits of electronic games to the student’s mental health and mind. In addition, it will shed light on the possibilities of what electronic games can do in the education sector.
The Emirati Club is one of the oldest clubs in the University. The club will mainly showcase and promote the UAE culture and traditions through national and various cultural events.
The club aims to provide a platform for students to professionally express and debate their opinions on specific topics. The club mainly plans to host live debates on issues that will be interesting and beneficial to the students. Students will develop their communication and research skills and ability to articulate arguments.
The Art and Music Club is dedicated to fostering and showcasing students’ talents. The club aims to organize events and activities to increase students’ love for art and music, help reduce university stress and provide lessons to students looking to advance their talent.
Photography can be both a hobby and a beneficial skill in this digital era. The KU Photography Club is a social environment where students can explore their artistic side through photography. The club plans to host various events, including beginner seminars, workshops, photo walks, and competitions.
The club is an exciting opportunity for students to express themselves through performing arts. The club aims to bring out the best in KU students’ various artistic skills, such as writing, acting, directing, and filming. The club looks forward to hosting many activities, including writing workshops, movie nights, stage performances, and participating in events such as National Day and KU Film Festival.
The KU Physics Club is mainly run by students majoring in physics, but it is open to all students interested in the topic. It is a platform for students to explore their interests in physics outside of an academic environment. To engage students, the club will hold entertaining events such as movie and trivia nights, talks by faculty, exploring physics instruments, and potential visits to observatories or physics labs.
The Petroleum Engineering program is supported by the student chapter, SPE and provides activities that are broadly divided into technical and social functions.
The mission of the ASCE Student Chapter at KU is to provide an enriching experience to its members and to build academic, social and professional relationships in addition to developing leadership, advocating lifelong learning and promoting professionalism.
AIAA students interested in the aerospace field a chance to meet other students with similar interests, the opportunity to hear aerospace-related guest speakers, and to participate in a variety of activities, including field trips, group projects, and social events.
The ASME is an established student chapter under the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KU. It gives students an insight to the engineering discipline specifically mechanical engineering through organizing a variety of educational and entertainment based events, activities and trips which help students shape their personality and career.
IEEE prepares Khalifa University students to face challenges of the outside world and equip them with all the sufficient knowledge of their own field as well as being distinguished by their awareness of other fields’ progress and their ability to communicate with others.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an established student chapter under the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University. It gives students an insight to the engineering discipline specifically mechanical engineering through organizing a variety of educational and entertainment based events, activities and trips which help students shape their personality and career.
The American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a student organization that offers students interested in the aerospace field to be part of and participate in local and global aero-related events, competitions, volunteering opportunities and more.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) provide students an insight of the oil and gas industry. Chapter members can take part in the various technical and social activities such as conferences, field trips, company visits, competitions and presentations delivered by professional industry guest speakers.
The mission of the American Society of Chemical Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at KU is to provide an enriching experience to its members through building academic, social and professional relationships in addition to developing leadership, advocating lifelong learning and promoting professionalism.
The Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) Student Chapter at Khalifa University aims to contribute to the growth of the ISYE Department. It aims to support the knowledge provided by the faculty by arranging educational field trips, seminars, and other activities. The ISYE Student Chapter also aims to create a platform for ISYE students to collaborate and communicate with each other.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) aims to hold networking and educational events with professional chemical engineers and Khalifa University students. Young chemical engineering students will have the opportunity to develop project management and program planning skills, alongside participating in group competitions like the AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition and the Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition. AIChE is looking to partner with international student chapters and host fun social events with fellow chemical engineering students.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE )prepares Khalifa University students to face challenges of the outside world and equip them with all the sufficient knowledge of their own field as well as being distinguished by their awareness of other fields’ progress and their ability to communicate with others.
The Earth Sciences Club is affiliated with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) student chapter at Khalifa University under the Department of Earth sciences. The club will allow members to engage in technical and non-technical activities and events, such as field trips, educational seminars, professional training, competitions, and conferences.
The ACS student chapter, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, will highlight the University’s chemical presence by hosting lectures, meetings, workshops and connecting with other chemistry institutes and chapters.