UAE – Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Mubadala Investment Company have signed a 10-year agreement to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational activities.

The main objective of this strategic partnership is to support research, raise awareness for STEM education, and prepare students to thrive in their future careers.

As part of the 10-year agreement, Khalifa University of Science and Technology will name the Engineering Building located at the University’s Main Campus as Mubadala Building.

The formal dedication ceremony witnessed the participation of Fatima Al Marzouqi, Director of Portfolio Emiratization at Mubadala Investment Company, and Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President of Khalifa University.

In a press release, Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri, Senior Vice-President of Support Services at Khalifa University, said: “Khalifa University is pleased to enter into this agreement with Mubadala Investment Company to offer students an enhanced academic and research experience.”

With a strong commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusivity, the Mubadala Building will continue to prioritize nurturing the next generation of STEM leaders.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology has earned recognition as one of the UAE’s top-ranked research-intensive institutions, attesting to its innovative contributions to science, engineering, and medicine.

The Abu Dhabi-headquartered institution offers an exceptional learning environment that effectively prepares students for their careers in STEM fields.

The naming of the Mubadala Building is intended to honor Khalifa University’s extraordinary contributions and emphasize the importance of the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The Mubadala Building is anticipated to attract brilliant minds that can further propel the establishment of the Emirate Abu Dhabi as an education destination of choice.

Underlining the positive impact of this partnership, Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri stated: “Naming the building in our campus further illustrates the extent of close engagement between the two partners. We believe this close cooperation will help facilitate students to focus more on careers in STEM fields.”

By nurturing and supporting the next generation of Emirati STEM leaders, Khalifa University seeks to support the national efforts to elevate the caliber of the native workforce.

Khalifa University plays a crucial role in developing future leaders and contributing to the growth of the local and regional education sector.

The world-class university endeavors to be a catalyst for the growth of the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy as a global leader among widely acknowledged international universities.

In his address, Fatima Al Marzouqi, Director of Portfolio Emiratization at Mubadala Investment Company, noted: “As a forward-leaning investor that drives positive change where we deploy capital, we partner with like-minded organizations to raise awareness for STEM education.  Our partnership with Khalifa University has been instrumental in helping achieve this objective.”

Through the recent multi-year agreement, Mubadala Investment Company has pledged to invest in STEM-related education and training programs at Khalifa University over the next ten years.

The financial sponsorship will contribute to the Khalifa University Fund to support research and development, enhance facilities, and offer a better educational experience.

It marks a significant milestone in the long-term partnership between Mubadala Investment Company and Khalifa University, an academic institution dedicated to excellence in education and building future leaders.

The official unveiling of the newly-named Mubadala Building builds on the Mubadala Investment Company’s strategic initiatives to support the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the UAE.

Describing the company’s future goals, Fatima Al Marzouqi underscored: “We look forward to working closely with the Khalifa University as we grow the nation’s education sector for the next decade and beyond.”

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