KU students learn from field trips, internships

Khalifa University students participated in more than ten field trips and internships in the US, Europe and Asia over the last three months.

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Published: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 8:37 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:54 AM

Student groups have recently travelled to the US 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 UK, the US, 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 organised in conjunction with the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association (KSIA), who trained the students 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 University’s Biomedical Engineering Department also organised a three week research/clinical experience trip this summer to Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the US.

Twelve students 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 these offer our students unparalleled opportunities to receive real world experience and increase the knowledge of their chosen field of study through interaction with industry and academic professionals and their peers from around the world.”

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