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Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed attends Khalifa University graduation ceremony

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed attends Khalifa University graduation ceremony
29 May 2024 20:08

ABU DHABI (ALETIHAD)

His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has attended the Khalifa University 2024 graduation ceremony, celebrating 826 students receiving their bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees. 

His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulated the graduates, their parents and the university management on the remarkable academic achievement.

His Highness also wished the new graduates success in their future careers and encouraged them to contribute to the nation's progress in line with strategic national goals.

His Highness emphasised the leadership's commitment to investing in an integrated educational and academic ecosystem that prepares a generation equipped with scientific skills and knowledge who are capable of meeting the nation’s goals and building a knowledge-based economy.

His Highness honoured several of the university’s distinguished students who received bachelor’s degrees.

The ceremony, attended by prominent intellectual and academic figures from across the UAE, as well as members of the university’s Board of Trustees, academic and administrative staff, and parents of graduates, celebrated the graduation of 826 students. Among them, 61 earned PhDs, 244 obtained master’s degrees, 498 received bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering, and 23 graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS).

His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also congratulated His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University, commending his efforts and leadership in further enhancing the university's status.

The university has attained high rankings in international classifications through its academic programmes and research initiatives across various scientific fields.

Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President of Khalifa University, said, “Congratulations to the graduating students, who, we believe, will play key roles in leading Abu Dhabi’s knowledge-based economy of the future in this region and across the world. Our graduates have now become Khalifa University Alumni - special ambassadors who will leave an indelible mark on the broader community while upholding the university’s name with honour.”

In his address, Sir John O’Reilly expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President, for his visionary leadership and for providing support not only to Khalifa University, but to the country’s academic and research sectors in general. During the year, Khalifa University was ranked top in the UAE and 40th in Asia in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2024, reinforcing its status as one of the pioneering educational institutions in the UAE, regionally and globally.

The academic year witnessed Khalifa University further enhancing its status as a leading academic institution through its focus on transformative technological innovations and strategic collaborations with key international partners to enhance cyber security, develop technologies for aerospace applications, and conduct advanced studies on printing and deposition of two 2D materials in space, among other high-priority sectors.

Khalifa University has also launched two research-oriented journals: Khalifa University Science and Technology (KUST) Review, which covers international and regional scientific innovations, and Explorer – an annual research magazine highlighting the first-ever genomic analysis of the Emirati diabetic population, among other innovative topics.

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