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Arabian Construction Company and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Launch Cooperation Program

Abu Dhabi-UAE: May 17, 2011 – Arabian Construction Company (ACC) in conjunction with Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) launched the Cooperation Program to provide some MI engineering students access to highly-visible construction projects currently under development in the UAE.
 

The first visit took place recently at the site of the Etihad Towers project in Abu Dhabi. There will be eight to 10 project site visits scheduled per year and students will be able to revisit the same projects the following year to witness the construction developments at a more advanced stage.

Aimed at equipping students with vital on-site experience, ACC demonstrated the dynamics of site management — from construction to completion.

ACC will engage 10-12 students from Masdar Institute who will be given a short brief, followed by arranged visits to the site where they will meet members of the execution team.  Students will be given a presentation on project specifics, including challenges encountered, and then get the opportunity to interview the project team.

Ghassan Merehbi, Chairman of ACC, elaborated on the partnership saying, “We are enthusiastic about educating students on the key aspects of construction projects as we uphold our corporate social responsibility towards moulding the minds of students that will soon be joining our ranks. Our partnership with Masdar Institute will provide students an invaluable opportunity to apply real-world application to theory.”

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute) was established by the government of Abu Dhabi as a not-for-profit, private graduate university to serve as a “knowledge-hub” in the region to develop indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi, addressing issues of importance to the region.

With the assistance of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute has developed an academic and research platform that articulates its mission and vision according to critical energy and sustainability challenges.

Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President of Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, said, “The initiative represents our educational philosophy that endorses learning by doing. Our cooperation with ACC reflects MI’s interest in partnering with the industry’s leading firms to provide our students with practical experiences that will optimally position them to become industry leaders.”

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About Arabian Construction Company:

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) is a dynamic and progressive organisation recognised as a leader in the region’s construction industry.

ACC has been operating since 1968 through a comprehensive regional network across the Middle East. From power generation and desalination plants to factories, hotels, hospitals, defence works, public buildings and intricately sophisticated smart buildings, ACC’s track record features a prestigious list of efficiently delivered projects.

http://www.accsal.com
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About Masdar Institute

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute) was established by the government of Abu Dhabi as a not-for-profit, private graduate university to serve as a “knowledge-hub” in the region to develop indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi addressing issues of importance to the region.

With the assistance of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute has developed an academic and research platform that articulates its mission and vision according to critical energy and sustainability challenges.

An important characteristic of Masdar Institute is its focus on complex real-world problems that require a multidisciplinary approach for the development of solutions from an integrated technology, systems and policy perspective.  This multi-interdisciplinary and integrated approach is supported by the structure of its academic programs and by the emphasis placed on engaging external partners from industry, government, and other academic institutions in collaborative activities.

Masdar Institute offers degrees in:

  • MSc Electrical Power Engineering
  • MSc Engineering Systems and Management
  • MSc Chemical Engineering
  • MSc Computing and Information Science
  • MSc Materials Science and Engineering
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Microsystems Engineering
  • MSc Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree PhD program

For more information please visit our website
Or contact:
Name: Sheerin Al Shinawy
Email: salshinawy@masdar.ac.ae
Mobile: +971 50 6761671

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