Khalifa University students have participated in over ten field trips and internships in the United States, Europe and Asia over the last three months.
Student groups have recently travelled to the United States and South Korea to conduct research and visit state of the art industry laboratories and manufacturing facilities, while individual students headed off to participate in internships in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Turkey. Ten freshman and sophomore students travelled to Seoul, South Korea as part of a nine day field trip to learn about semiconductors. The trip was organized in conjunction with the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association (KSIA), who trained the student’s on semiconductor and nanotechnology practice. The students also visited the high-tech Korea National Nano Fabrication Laboratory and industry giant, Samsung Electronics, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Khalifa Universities Biomedical Engineering Department also organized a three week research/clinical experience trip this summer to the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the United States. Twelve students who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/medical fields were posted in different research labs at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Georgia Tech, and worked directly with Ph.D. students and Georgia Tech faculty. They researched a wide range of subjects including: Cardiovascular Biology, Biomechanics, Neuro-engineering, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Biomaterials, and Medical Imaging and Regenerative Medicine Integrative Bio-systems and were exposed to cutting edge, state-of-the-art biomedical/clinical research. Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Interim Provost said, “Field trips like theseoffer our students un-paralleled opportunities to receive real world experience and increase their knowledge of their chosen field of study through interaction with industry and academic professionals and their peers from around the world.” He continued “Khalifa University is dedicated to providing our students with these types of opportunities. We believe that by involving our students in international trips we are preparing them to be the future leaders of the UAE’s economy, the region and the world, and we are supporting the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision by providing our students with exposure to international best practices.”