We believe that technology development is a key enabler for the growth of our aerospace industry.
As such establishing ARIC’s capabilities, in partnership with Khalifa University, is part of our strategy to
create an R&D ecosystem in Abu Dhabi. The involvement of UAE national students in executing R&D
projects at ARIC will create a pipeline of practical innovations that are relevant to industry needs.
Homaid Al Shemmari
Mubadala Investment Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace & Engineering Services
As the only university in the UAE to offer a BSc in Aerospace Engineering, with programs available
at the Masters and PhD level also, KU is dedicated to ensuring that our students have ample
opportunities to explore the wide array of options that the aerospace field offers. In collaboration
with our colleagues and partners at Mubadala Aerospace, we are creating a cutting edge lab on our
campus where research can be nurtured, and collaborations with industry and academia can be
actively conducted and fostered. The establishment of ARIC will increase our student’s interactions
with world leaders in the industry and provide them with opportunities to work in this exciting field.
Prof. Tod Laursen
President of Khalifa University
Our partnership with Khalifa University is fundamental to creating a technologically competitive
aerospace industry in Abu Dhabi. This R&D partnership will not only strengthen Strata’s global
competitiveness but also introduce the next generation of innovative aerospace solutions for the
Badr S. Al-Olama
Chief Executive Officer, Strata