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Khalifa University a site for biomedical innovation

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By Melanie Swan Biomedical research is booming at Khalifa University, which is carving out a niche for itself as a regional centre for innovation in the field. Prof Tod Laursen, the university’s president, said it had encouraged its first batch of undergraduates to get more involved in research through various initiatives, such as travelling abroad and working alongside active academics ... Read More »

Sweden seeks to forge deeper ties with UAE universities

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By Caline Malek A Swedish delegation is visiting academic institutions across the UAE this week to build educational partnerships. The board of directors of the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (Stint), arrived on Sunday to meet officials from eight institutions. These included NYU Abu Dhabi, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, the Masdar Institute, ... Read More »

Khalifa University to quadruple size of campus in two years

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Academics and students are keen to grow into the expanded facilities at Khalifa University, which will quadruple the size of the campus and give students a recreational hub. Prof Tod Laursen, the university’s president, said it was time for the students and academics to spread out, and take advantage of the expansion in space. The 35,000 square metre facility will ... Read More »

Khalifa University to host a major international education conference

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Khalifa University will host a major international education conference in the capital from May 6 to 8 to create an environment for educational institutions and industry leaders to meet and grow. The fourth annual QS Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education (MAPLE) conference is part of Global QS, the world’s leading network for top careers and education and ... Read More »

Patent for world’s smallest semiconductor goes to Khalifa University professor

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An academic from Khalifa University has been awarded a US patent for the world’s smallest semiconductor. Dr Mohamed Rezeq, assistant professor of applied maths and sciences, has been granted the patent for the transistor, which is presumed to consume much less energy than existing technologies. It operates differently to most semiconductors. When in its operation mode electrons jump (tunnel) directly ... Read More »

Khalifa University wins award for Best National Day celebration

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Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus has won an award for its National Day celebrations. It picked up the Best National Day 42 Celebration prize in the Exceptional University competition, which was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development. A day of festivities was organised by students, faculty and staff and included a time-machine museum and a play ... Read More »

Khalifa University won an award for creating dynamic learning communities

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In efforts to raise vocational education and create a culture of creative performance in the UAE, an Abu Dhabi based university won an award for building dynamic learning communities at the Ellucian live event held recently in Dubai. Ellucian live Middle East is the premier higher education conference in the region, bringing together leaders, ministers, policy-makers and practitioners for discussion, ... Read More »

Khalifa University commits to enhancing its community’s environment, health and safety

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In recognition of its corporate responsibility to continually improve the environmental, health and safety performance of its activities, Khalifa University announced its new Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy Statement, which states the commitment of the University to EHS initiatives that benefit all of the people who work, study, or visit its campuses. “The policy statement dictates the University pledge ... Read More »

UAE: Khalifa University expands its PhD in engineering programme

Khalifa University announced that it has been approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to offer five new fields of specialization under its PhD in Engineering programme. The new PhD specializations include: Mechanical, Aerospace, Nuclear, Biomedical Engineering and Robotics. Khalifa University was the first University in the UAE to offer a PhD in Engineering programme and these ... Read More »

Khalifa University begins accepting applications

Khalifa University is now accepting applications for admission to its undergraduate and graduate programmes for the 2012-2013 academic year. The closing dates for admissions are July 1 for graduate courses and July 21 for undergraduate courses. Currently, Khalifa University has over 975 students studying in several specialised programmes, all of which have been accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. ... Read More »

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