Khalifa University *University

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.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center
Overall percentile
Research percentile
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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 areas/categories

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 739th193rd121st6th
Arts and Humanities 620th66th18th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 816th100th56th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 701st49th31st7th
Chemistry 580th50th21st2nd
Computer Science 392nd17th9th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +322nd17th14th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 491st43rd18th4th
Energy 332nd20th11th1st
Engineering +333rd12th6th2nd
Environmental Science 367th22nd13th1st
Mathematics 528th50th26th4th
Medicine 768th99th50th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 728th119th66th7th
Physics and Astronomy 546th38th17th1st
Social Sciences +628th23rd9th1st

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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