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Khalifa University bags several research awards

newsimageKhalifa University’s staff and students have excelled and won 15 out of 55 awards from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Dr Husam Al Ulama, director of the scientific research department at the National Research Foundation, visited the university to award six students and one academic Dh50,000 each to be able to fund their research, reported Wam, the state news agency.

“The postgraduate students and the faculty members at Khalifa University have taken part in our competitive research funding programmes,” said Dr Al Ulama. “In fact, they received 15 of the 55 awards and prizes that were granted by the ministry.

“We sincerely appreciate the strong relationship between the university and the department of scientific research in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and we are looking forward to enhancing our research collaboration, specifically with the main aim of developing the research capacity of Emiratis.”

The winning projects covered areas including real-time freight tracking and comprehensive bio-informatics and bio-statistics tools for the analysis and visualisation of genome-wide association studies.

“I would like to thank the National Research Foundation for their generous awards to our students and faculty for their hard work,” said Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, the university’s executive vice president.

“Khalifa University guides its students and faculty members in their pursuit of knowledge, and assistance from government organisations like the National Research Foundation plays a central role in helping us, and our community, achieve our goals.

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