Student Activities and Programing

As an education institution with strong credentials and immensely acknowledged reputation for relevant academic programs and research outcomes, Khalifa University engages with the wider community through its special sustainability-related outreach initiatives such as the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) annual program for students and young professionals, and the Khalifa University-Sustainable Development Goals (KU-SDG) Ambassador program, as well as other diverse outreach programs.

Taking Action

Students at Khalifa University focus their academic, research and extracurricular efforts on projects that can result in a significant environmental, societal and economic impact. Our students are encouraged to pursue complex engineering challenges that have a direct and tangible impact on human lives, and the life of our planet.


KUbikes at Khalifa University, is manufacturing lightweight customized high-performance bicycles in-house. This is the first bicycle frame to be manufactured in the UAE. They are proudly contributing to greater cycling, upcycling and sustainability in Abu Dhabi

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outdoor suit

When Aryam Ahmed, 21, saw a construction worker pass out from the heat in the street, she decided she wanted to solve the problem.

The Emirati engineering student spent the next two years developing a suit which would keep outdoor workers cool – and is now set to pitch her fledgling business idea to an audience of international business leaders and investors. She was recently chosen as one of the winners of the Pitch@Palace initiative that seeks to encourage Emirati entrepreneurship and is backed by UK royal, Prince Andrew.

She now hopes her invention will help over one million outdoor workers in the UAE and at the same time increase productivity for businesses.

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