Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution inaugurated in 2007 as part of an Abu Dhabi Government initiative.With campuses in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah (formerly Etisalat University College), Khalifa University is dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It endeavors to be an internationally recognized research university, with a world class reputation for interdisciplinary teaching and research and a tradition of partnering with leading academic institutions from around the world. The University is modeled around the American system of higher education and is actively developing an international network of partners, faculty members, and research programs to advance regionally relevant research and innovation in the UAE and the region at large.The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has embarked on a bold vision to develop a vibrant and regionally relevant knowledge economy. With a strong emphasis on science, technology and innovation, Khalifa University will align its academic offerings, research programs and mission very closely with that economic transformation. Specific strategic sectors of the UAE economy that the university is focusing its efforts around are Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Aerospace, Transport & Logistics, Energy & the Environment, Healthcare and Security.Currently, Khalifa University enrolls over 1200 students studying in several specialized engineering programs, all of which have been accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, UAE.Khalifa University is dedicated to providing the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the region and the world with highly qualified engineers, technologists and scientists, capable of making major contributions to the UAE as leaders and innovators of industry and society.