ABU DHABI - Khalifa University (KU) recently launched the newly accredited Master’s programme in International and Civil Security.
The programme will equip students with the necessary skills to be leaders in the security field and will allow them to address the security needs of the UAE, as well as enabling them to understand the integrated and complex world of the 21st century.
The programme will fall under the newly-founded Institute of International and Civil Security at Khalifa University. Dr David Goldfischer, the founding director of the Institute was previously with the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver in the US, where he was the founder and director of the MA programme in International Security and the first MA programme in Civil Security in the United States. He is also a co-founder of the Homeland Security/Defence Education Consortium (HSDEC), which links Homeland Security education programmes in the United States and internationally.
This new institute aims to produce research which will strengthen the security of the UAE in a way that is responsive to the needs of national and global security decision-makers. Beyond that, the goal is to produce research that competes at a global level in originality and importance, enabling the programme to make major contributions that enhance regional, international and human security.