Middle East is a fast-growing region with urbanization rate surpassing major economy such as China. Indeed, an approximately 70% of the population in this region, with an annual population growth of 3.0%, stays in major cities. This unprecedented growth, concomitant with economic boom, is turbocharging the advancement in the areas of oil and gas, petrochemical, renewable energy, food, water management etc., which are synonym to chemical engineering discipline. Furthermore, Middle East is also home to some of the world-renowned universities and research centers. Therefore, MEChES 2023 aims to provide an academic discourse for the dissemination of latest research findings and advances in the field of chemical engineering, and to promote inter-institutions collaboration. Specifically, the major focuses of MEChES 2023 encompass food, energy, and water nexus, which has become priority areas of policymakers, industry players and researchers.

Khalifa University is an internationally ranked university, and the top university in the UAE for the 5th year in a row thanks to its commitment to conducting specialized research and offering academic programs designed to meet the world's growing job needs. KU ranks 181st in the QS 2023 World University Rankings and 37th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2022.

KU is the only university in the UAE with the research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation and our rapidly evolving world.

Khalifa University has three colleges— the College of Engineering (CoE), College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS), and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS)—that offer a wide range of STEM degree programs: