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Aspiring Students Invited to Attend Open Day to Explore Academic, Research and Scholarship Offerings at MI

Masdar Institute is inviting aspiring future innovators to explore its academic, research and scholarship opportunities during its Open Day on 18 February 2017.

To be held from 11.00am-5.00pm, the Open Day at Masdar Institute campus in Masdar City will have dedicated booths for each of its nine Master’s programs and the PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering. The event will offer visiting university students an opportunity to learn about the research-focused academic programs that can transform them into world-class researchers and innovators. It will also help them understand how the academic programs at Masdar Institute respond to the UAE’s need for technology and innovation in clean energy, water, microelectronics, advanced materials, space and engineering systems. Additionally, they will learn about the scholarship opportunities, the outreach programs, various student clubs and other activities that offer students an enriching campus life.

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Interim Provost, Masdar Institute, said: “Open Day is an opportunity for our faculty and students to share their research, knowledge and experiences with visitors to our campus. We are proud of Masdar Institute’s achievements locally and globally, and we welcome talented young men and women to join us as we help the country transform into a world-class knowledge economy.”

Part of the Open Day’s special focus areas will be an Innovation Zone that highlights key research projects currently being undertaken at Masdar Institute. In addition, campus tours will be organized throughout the day for those interested in discovering more about the Institute’s cutting-edge research laboratories and facilities that are driving some of the most advanced research initiatives in the UAE.

Students and faculty from the Institute’s academic programs will be on hand to share their experience and advise undergraduates on why they should choose Masdar Institute for their Master’s studies. Masdar Institute Master’s degree programs cover Engineering Systems and Management, Computing and Information Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Sustainable Critical Infrastructure. The Institute also offers the region’s first Master’s concentration in space systems and technology.

Open Day will also provide an opportunity for visitors to engage with currently enrolled students to learn first-hand about their academic experiences and life in one of the world’s most sustainable campuses. They can also learn about various activities that foster the social and cultural development of the students.

The Masdar Institute Admissions Department team will be available offer details about the broad range of scholarships on offer for all Masdar Institute students and the impact of the strong partnerships Masdar Institute has established with overseas universities, institutions and industry leaders.

The Outreach Department will also be present to explain other avenues of learning such as the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program and Ektashif program, which offer internships, training, and leadership experiences.

The activities zone will offer visitors ‘Biking and Lighting the City’, an interactive and motivating activity that playfully challenges participants to generate energy by riding a bicycle. The ‘Giant Chess’ will engage visitors to be part of the game, while the ‘Virtual Reality 360-Degree Videos’ will offer VR clips displaying a spherical scenario of recorded environment in all angles.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
14 February 2017

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