Ambassador Alkaabi visits Khalifa University to discuss possibilities of expanding nuclear research

On 21 March 2013, H.E. Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited the Khalifa University (KU) campus in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Ambassador Alkaabi met with Dr. Arif Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa University, and Dr. Jay Noren, Khalifa University’s Provost, and Dr. Philip Beeley, the Chair for the Nuclear Engineering Programme.
During his meeting with senior management and members of the Nuclear Engineering Programme, Ambassador Al Kaabi discussed the requirements and the university plans in the area of Nuclear Research and toured the Nuclear Engineering labs at the KU.
The discussions were focused on the future research activities required to support the UAE's Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) programme and KU's engagement with national nuclear stakeholders on the identification of research priorities.
Future research activities at KU in the nuclear area will be driven by the need for a sustainable capacity building programs to support the domestic nuclear sector.
About Khalifa University
Khalifa University was established in February 2007 by a decree issued by the UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to complement Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision, which aims to build a knowledge-based economy that effectively contributes to the development of the UAE.
Khalifa University’s main campus is located in Abu Dhabi, while it operates another campus in Sharjah.
Currently, Khalifa University offers Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science (with optional concentration in Software Systems), Communication, Electrical and Electronic (with optional concentration in Power Systems), Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Industrial, and Biomedical Engineering, Master’s degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering, the newly established Nuclear Engineering, Information Security and International and Civil Security.
The list also includes a Doctorate degree programme in Engineering with the option to specialize in Mechanical, Aerospace, Nuclear, Biomedical, Electrical & Computer, or Robotics Engineering.
In the future, the Khalifa University will also offer degrees in other disciplines of Engineering, Science, Logistics and Management and Medicine and Health Sciences.
Moreover, Khalifa University is establishing research centers in priority research areas such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Energy and the Environment, Aerospace, Transport & Logistics, Security, and Health.
Khalifa University is open to men and women from all nationalities, with particular emphasis being placed on educating young UAE nationals.
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