Khalifa UniversityUniversity

United Arab Emirates

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Foundation: 2007

Mission: Set new standards in education, research and scholarship that will benefit the UAE and the world. Drive Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a knowledge destination and engine for socio-economic growth through active translation of research into the nation’s economy. Seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science, engineering, management and medicine. Continuously innovate and integrate the global standard in methods of learning and discovery. Build a diverse community of service-oriented, ambitious and talented individuals, through an environment that encourages and nurtures creative inquiry, critical thinking, and human values. Empower the community with practical and social skills, business acumen and a capability for lifetime learning that will enrich the workforce of the country.

Vision: KU aims to be a catalyst to the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy, an education destination of choice, and a global leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century.



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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESUnited Arab Emirates
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 856th160th87th4th
Arts and Humanities 512th24th4th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 691st19th7th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 509th18th11th3rd
Chemistry 496th23rd10th1st
Computer Science 279th6th4th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 417th23rd13th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 544th41st21st4th
Energy 242nd14th6th1st
Engineering 292nd8th4th1st
Environmental Science 297th15th9th1st
Mathematics 418th24th13th1st
Medicine 683rd39th17th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 438th20th10th1st
Physics and Astronomy 513th33rd14th1st
Psychology 412th7th1st1st
Social Sciences 486th11th4th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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