Khalifa University of Science and Technology has produced 140 patents and 343 patents pending registration since its opening in 2008, in addition to about 400 inventions serving the strategic priorities of the country, and succeeded in entering the list of the top 40 emerging educational institutions globally in the latest rankings Thames Higher Education for Emerging Universities 2019, 268 globally, in the list of the best international academic institutions in 2020, the first in the UAE according to the QS international rankings, and the second place in the Middle East and North Africa Top 200 global academic institution in the fields of engineering and technology.
Dr. Aref Sultan Al Hammadi, CEO of the University, confirmed to Emirates Today, on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony for the academic year 2019, that these achievements reflect the university's keenness to provide scientific capital and equipped with intellectual capital, which reflects the journey of continuous progress In recent years, the University's students and academic staff are committed to finding new solutions in key technology sectors, which play a pivotal role in the UAE's economic transformation.
Al Hammadi said: “By continuing the process of progress and contributing to the development of research in various fields, we seek to expand the scope of international partnerships, especially with the countries of Asia and Europe,” pointing out that the researchers at the university published about 70% of their papers in the largest and most important 25% This has contributed to the success of Khalifa University as the first UAE university to reach world-class rankings.
“Khalifa University was ranked first in the UAE universities, second in the Middle East and North Africa, and in the top 200 academic institutions globally in the latest Times Higher Education ranking in the fields of engineering and technology for 2020, where the university came within the scope of 176-200 of the 1008 universities included in The Times Foundation's 2020 ranking in more than 70 countries worldwide.
He added that the focus and attention paid by the university to the areas of research and innovation puts it in the forefront, and makes it as an academic institution the best destination in the areas of engineering and technology, and this contributed to the university's position in the field of innovation leadership through the results of advanced research carried out, and this classification also reflects the expertise of the university specialized In diverse scientific fields, which help students choose the right path to be true leaders in the future.
He pointed out that it is the first UAE university to graduate aerospace engineers.It also offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in aerospace engineering. It includes the Aviation Research and Innovation Center, and was the first to establish the first advanced space laboratory in the region, which is one of the most advanced space laboratories in the region. the world.
He added that the master's students at the university have built the first mini satellite to be built in university laboratories in the country, and has been launched to the International Space Station, while the university intends to launch three other mini satellites by the end of next year, and to establish a sophisticated space laboratory, contribute to the analysis Data to be sent from Mars.
It is worth mentioning that the University has 16 research centers that lead innovation in the strategic sectors in the country, and contribute to the creation of intellectual and human capital leading to the transition to the knowledge economy in the country, and these research centers focus on the areas of advanced technology.
Faculty of medicine
During the current academic year, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST) inaugurated the first Board of Medicine and Health Sciences in the UAE and the region to apply the American Board (includes four years of Pre-Masters in Engineering or Science, supplemented by compulsory courses for Pre-Medical, followed by four years of Doctor of Medicine degree). The Faculty of Medicine at Khalifa University is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and in Southeast Asia that combine engineering and medicine.
Khalifa University provides
Master and Ph.D.
In aeronautical engineering