University (جامعة خليفة, also known as Khalifa
University of Science, Technology & Research, or KUSTAR) is a
science-focused university located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
with a satellite campus in Sharjah. In 2017 it is ranked as the 401st
best university in the world by QS rankings.
Founded in 2007 by a decree issued by UAE President His Highness
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khalifa
University was established
in an effort to support a knowledge-based economy that will contribute
to the state’s post-oil future.
Currently, it is merging with
The Petroleum Institute and Masdar
Institute of Science and Technology.
The university has a student population of approximately 1300.
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Originally established in 1989 as the
Etisalat College of Engineering
(ECE), the school’s main campus was built in Sharjah, and aimed to
supply the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) with
technologically trained workers.
Khalifa University’s current president, Tod A. Laursen, was
appointed in August 2010. As of 2013, KU faculty and staff come from
over 40 countries, and its student body is internationally diverse and
University offers 8 undergraduate degrees through its College
B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering
B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering
B.Sc. in Communication Engineering
B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (with optional concentration in Software
B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with optional
concentration in Power Systems)
B.Sc. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
There are 7 postgraduate programs of study under the College of
Engineering and the Institute of International & Civil
M.A. in International and Civil Security
M.Sc. in Information Security
M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering
M.Sc. by Research in Engineering (Electrical and Computer)
Ph.D. in Engineering (with the option to specialize in Electrical and
Computer, Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical, Nuclear, or Robotics
International & Civil Security
Distinct in the Gulf, Khalifa University's Institute for
International and Civil Security (IICS) seeks to "produce research
which will strengthen the security of the UAE in a way that is
responsive to the needs of national and global security
decision-makers ... enabling the programme to make major contributions
that enhance regional, international and human security." The
IICS's director is Professor Joel Hayward, "a world authority on
international conflict and strategy".
The three original undergraduate B.Eng. (Hons.) degree programs
offered by Khalifa
University (Communication, Computer, and Electronic
Engineering) have been awarded accreditation by the Institution of
Engineering and Technology (IET)
In recent years, KU has established a number of international academic
and research partnerships. They include associations with the Georgia
Institute of Technology, Texas A&M
University Nuclear Security
Science & Policy Institute, and KAIST. In April 2011, Khalifa
University signed a memorandum of understanding with the
Bristol to establish and create the Visual Signal Analysis and
Processing (VSAP) research centre at the university’s Abu Dhabi
University has plans to build a new campus near the current campus
of Abu Dhabi. The new campus would be 80 hectares (198 acres) in size
and allow enrollment to increase up to 6,000 students. The new
campus will house a medical school, state of the art labs, a student
hub, and sporting facilities.
Khalifa University’s campus student newsletter is The Student Voice,
which is published once a semester. Students can also participate in
various clubs and academic organizations ranging from student
government to the sports club.
^ This motto is displayed in the university Factbook which was
published in 2014. 
^ Melanie Swan (2012-09-28). "Bold new plans for Khalifa university -
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^ "Region's first graduate program in International and Civil Security
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^ "Professor at Khalifa
University publishes Book on the Effects of
Airpower on the Environment (Arabic)". Al-Khaleej (Arabic language),
11 February 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ "IET Institute of Engineering and Technology: Directory of Currently
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^ a b http://www.kustar.ac.ae/pages/strategic-partnerships