Khalifa varsity, Mubadala Aerospace ink research pact

ABU DHABI - The Khalifa University and Mubadala Aerospace have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an aerospace research and innovation centre (ARIC) on the university’s Abu Dhabi campus aimed at developing research opportunities, technology transfer and innovation possibilities.

By (Staff Reporter)

Published: Tue 21 Dec 2010, 9:31 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:57 PM

The centre is the first step towards the establishment of an academic research consortium led by Khalifa University and involving local and global academic and industrial institutions.

“Our joint partnership with Mubadala Aerospace to establish and host the ARIC is part of our research strategy that focuses on areas of importance for the economy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The ARIC will deliver educational and research benefits to a new generation of aerospace engineers in the UAE. It will also offer Khalifa University’s faculty and students greater opportunities to participate and contribute to prestigious research and development projects,” Professor Tod Laursen, president of Khalifa University, said.

One of the consortium’s key objectives will be to develop innovations that have an international commercial applicability through maximising the collaboration between academic and industrial organisations. The Consortium will also provide technology exchange and internship opportunities for Emiratis with Mubadala Aerospace providing guidance on technology focus areas.

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