The Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s world-class faculty and researchers guide the university’s students and research staff in interdisciplinary projects that respond to the UAE’s strategic objectives. The University’s institutes and many research centers feature collaborative projects that involve industry, government and other universities working together in pursuit of scientific and technical advancement in sectors of relevance to the UAE’s growing high-tech knowledge economy.

Mission and Strategic Intent


  • To establish and continually evolve interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development capabilities in the UAE’s priority science and technology domains.
  • To achieve global research impact through excellence in research of regional importance.


  • Build strong foundations based on integrated research and academics
  • Engage leading industry, government and academic organizations for partnership
  • Perform research that produces excellence in science and engineering while being inspired by practical application
  • Translate discoveries and inventions into innovations that create commercial value

Targeted Outcomes

  • World-class performance in manpower development, knowledge creation and innovation

Alignment with Key Abu Dhabi and UAE Strategies

Khalifa University works to support many key strategic goals of the UAE through its targeted research and academic programs, focused on developing the human and intellectual capital required to achieve the leadership’s vision for country’s transformation into a sustainable knowledge economy. Some of these are included below.

Federal strategies

Emirate strategies