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Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Vision
To be a leading international center of higher education and research in technology and science

The Mission
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is an independent, non-profit coeducational institution, dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It pursues international recognition as a world class research university, with a strong tradition of inter-disciplinary teaching and research and of partnering with leading universities around the world.
The University endeavours to serve the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE society, the region and the world by providing an environment of creative enquiry within which critical thinking, human values, technical competence and practical and social skills, business acumen and a capability for lifetime learning are cultivated and sustained. It sets itself high standards in providing a caring, rewarding and enriching environment for all of its students and staff. It ensures that its graduates, on entering the workplace, form a superlative cadre of engineers, technologists and scientists, capable of making major contributions to the current and future sectors of UAE industry and society as leaders and innovators.
The University insists on the highest world class standards of academic excellence in all that it does. It complements other universities in the region by providing, in its chosen areas of activity, the best teaching and research available in the region. It strives to meet demands for expansion while never compromising on quality.

Who are we?
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) was inaugurated on 13 February 2007 by the President of the UAE: His Highness Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The board of Trustees which is chaired by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was announced on 26 February 2008. KUSTAR is an Abu Dhabi Government initiative and is owned solely by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The University opened its new interim campus in Abu Dhabi on October 2008 to add to the campus in Sharjah (formerly Etisalat University College). The university's permanent Abu Dhabi campus is currently being developed. The Sharjah branch campus has a very proud 18-year history and on 11 February 2008 was merged with the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research to form the foundation of KUSTAR.

World class faculty - research driven
The KUSTAR faculty has a depth of international teaching and industrial experience. KUSTAR academic staff regularly presents cutting-edge research at international conferences and seminars while eminent academics and industrialists worldwide monitor the quality of courses. This has manifested itself in high quality teaching relevant to the needs of industry, a consistent quality graduate output over a period of 20 years, as well as appropriate postgraduate research.

Quality Education

Current undergraduate degrees at KUSTAR are fully accredited by both: the UAE's Ministry of Higher Education. Some of the programs in Sharjah Campus are also accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - the official body in the United Kingdom for accrediting Engineering and Technology Qualifications. KUSTAR is proud to be the only institution in the Arab world to be accredited by the IET Institute.
Postgraduate degrees have been awarded Accreditation-Eligible status from the Ministry of Higher Education, UAE.

Academic Programs
The University presently offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in engineering. The offerings in the near future will be in five disciplines: engineering, logistics management, health sciences, homeland security and sciences. KUSTAR is open to men and women from all nationalities with particular emphasis being placed on educating young UAE national citizens.

KUSTAR - What sets us apart
The vision, mission and objectives of the University demand that the University provide a world-class educational, intellectual and research environment and produce graduates that form a superlative cadre of engineers, technologists and applied scientists capable of making major contributions to the current and future sectors of UAE industry and society.
The programs offered by KUSTAR are designed to be flexible, competitive and intellectually stimulating. Students are provided with excellent services, including a comprehensive library collection, laboratories and workshops equipped with the latest technology, and extensive computing facilities, in addition to language learning laboratories, accommodation, and sports and recreational facilities.
Particular emphasis is placed on research activities in all colleges of the institution, as demonstrated by the explicit inclusion of the word 'research' in the name of the University. An international Centre for Research & Development is being developed with a range of key partners to ensure that research is an integral and very important part of the university.