Khalifa University promoted during its participation at Tawdheef 2012 (held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from January 31st to February 2nd) Mohammed bin Zayed Graduate Studies Scholarship Program (Buhooth), which offers UAE nationals a number of benefits. The University has also promoted the faculty and administration job opportunities that it offers to Emiratis.
The Buhooth program aims to achieve the vision of H.H. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to transform the UAE into a center of excellence in engineering and science research. The program offers Master and Doctorate scholarships for UAE Nationals. The main aims of the program are to encourage and promote graduate studies and research in the UAE and to graduate UAE nationals with specialized skills that will benefit UAE institutions. The graduates will also provide a source for the nationalization of UAE academic institutions, especially the academic and research related institutions. In addition, the program aims to establish and promote research collaboration between academia and industry and to provide means for know-how and technology transfer to the country.
On the other hand, Khalifa University is working towards attracting more Emiratis to join as faculty members and administrators, or as researchers in a number of technological fields. Researchers may choose to join Etisalat-BT Innovation Center (EBTIC) a specialized center in advanced information and communication technology, or the UAE Advanced Network for Research and Education (Ankabut), in order to contribute to one of the leading national projects, which directly contributes to promoting the knowledge economy in the UAE.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President said: “Khalifa University’s participation at this important annual event is critical because it enables us to introduce the Emirati public to the Mohammed bin Zayed graduate scholarship program (Buhooth), which aims at boosting Emiratization levels at academic and research related careers in the UAE, in addition to the Emiratization of administrative jobs at the University.”