Under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khalifa University of Science and Technology will organize the graduation ceremony on 25 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

The event will honor the success of the University’s 1,191 students from various undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs in science and engineering.

In all, 297 students will receive their PhD and Master’s at the graduation ceremony. A total of 894 students will be receiving their bachelor’s degrees in science, and engineering. Out of this, 490 are male students and 701 female (58.9%). The UAE national students total 895, while the number of international students will be 296.

Sir. John O’Reilly, President, Khalifa University, said: “Graduation marks the culmination of a student’s successful academic endeavor and it will surely be one of the most memorable days in their lives. Therefore, we look forward to conferring the degrees on this special day, and wish them success for their future.”

Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “This year’s graduation ceremony on 25 October will be an occasion to celebrate the successful academic efforts of students who have reached major milestones in their lives through Khalifa University. Their success also reflects Khalifa University’s commitment to the steadily widening graduate programs encompassing some of the vital sectors in emerging science and technology, while focusing on nurturing innovation through strengthening our research fundamentals. Thus, our efforts are directed towards helping the industry sector to become more competitive internationally and building the country's knowledge-economy areas.”

Khalifa University will be hosting the graduation ceremony at a time marked by successive achievements and international recognitions. The university launched the Khalifa University Enterprises Company (KUEC) in 2021, a business and investment arm backed by AED100-million endowment. Khalifa University also launched the UAE’s first driverless, autonomous 12-seater shuttle to transport students and staff around the Sas Al Nakhl Campus.

During the year, Khalifa University was ranked 20th among 606 emerging economies universities by the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies Rankings 2021. Moreover, Khalifa University has maintained its top position among universities in the UAE for six  years in a row and was placed 181 in the 2023 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings.