Ankabut, an initiative of Khalifa University, functions as the UAE’s national research and education network, connecting the country’s academic institutions to education networks around the world. It also connects schools and public institutions across the UAE, and represents the UAE on the national, regional and international levels.
The aim of Ankabut to offer professional and innovative IT services – which include cloud, IT infrastructure, project management, licensing, training and development – to the UAE’s research and educational sector. Following a service co-creation/co-design model with members and partners, Ankabut is responsible for the design and delivery of technology services to its member institutions.
Ankabut is jointly funded by the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority through the ICT Fund, Khalifa University and member support, and is managed by the Khalifa University.