Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) is a public urban non-profit institute of higher education founded in 2007 that is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The co-educational university caters to both national and international students with undergraduate and postgraduate programs accredited in both the United Kingdom (IET Institute) and the UAE (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research).
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research's temporary Abu Dhabi campus is presently located at the intersection of Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (2nd Street) and Al Saada Street West (19th Street) in the Hadbat Al Zaafran area, close to the Abu Dhabi Immigration Authority, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence, and Al Jazira Sports & Cultural Club. Its standard academic year comprises of the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters, while it also has a summer session (June). The university's permanent campus is currently under development and as a result, the university doesn't have sports facilities or student housing.
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is solely owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi Government) and has a campus in Sharjah, which was formerly the Etisalat University College. The university offers a 1-year foundation program for undergraduate programs and though the university is open to students of all nationalities, priority is placed on educating UAE national citizens.