Whirlwind Trip to Japan Leaves Khalifa University Students Inspired and Determined

September 7, 2018

Two students had an opportunity to visit the University of Tokyo and top companies

Two Khalifa University students had the opportunity to go on an 11-day trip to Japan as part of a field trip to visit the University of Tokyo and top Japanese companies focused on the development of solar and hydrogen energy such as INPEX Mitsubishi and Chiyoda. The students also met with the UAE Ambassador to Japan H.E. Saeed Ali Al-Nuwais.

Rauda Abdulla Al Muhairi an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student and Fatima Juma Al Musharrekh a first year undergraduate engineering student were the students who were selected to go on the trip. While in Japan they were able to tour industry facilities meet with top innovators and even conduct experiments with a University of Tokyo Professor.

Said Rauda “I liked this experience a lot the information I learned about different topics such as optical fibers solar cells and in the future I want to focus more on my lab work because it’s in the lab that we gain most of important information that we need for the rest of our careers.”

“I actually wanted to study Civil Engineering ” said Fatima ” and this experience really makes me want to focus on solar power and renewable energy which is so important to the future of the UAE and the world.”

“Opportunities like these are wonderful experiences not just for our students but for those that they get to interact with in Japan ” said Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Khalifa University. “The ability to share ideas about areas of major international impact like renewable energy are vital to innovation and advancement. Moreover this was a priceless opportunity for two of our undergraduate students to get a taste of what their studies can achieve and where they might go in their careers. I’m thrilled that this trip has influenced what and how they will study in the future.”