Emirati Youth Discover how Masdar Institute can help them Become Future Innovators

September 21, 2018

Masdar Institute presented the value of leveraging world-class research-focused studies to help the UAE achieve its innovative national transformation goals to Mubadala Youth Forum, which recently took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. 

The event, which is now in its fifth year, focused on the theme of “From College to Career” and gave young UAE nationals the opportunity to meet and engage with leading UAE figures and influencers to encourage discussion and provide advice for career development.

Masdar Institute’s outreach team attended the forum, where they presented the Institute’s unique academic programs and research activities to the hundreds of prospective future students who attended the event to help inspire the younger generation in the UAE to pursue science and technology-related studies.

Reem Orfali, Student Enrollment Manager, Masdar Institute said; “Our participation in the Mubadala Youth Forum provides a valuable opportunity for our Student Enrollment team to engage with our prospective students. The event proved very successful as a number of students approached our team to discuss their intention to pursue postgraduate studies at Masdar Institute, highlighting the desire and dedication of the youth to providing innovative and sustainable solutions for Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s most pressing issues.”

Sara Al Khajeh, an undergraduate student from Khalifa University said: “After listening to the leaders this morning, I have learned that it is important to love my job and my work. When I graduate from Khalifa University I am hoping continue my studies in the Electrical Power Engineering MSc program at Masdar Institute.”

The Mubadala Youth Forum provided attendees a rich environment to explore career options tailored to their talents. It also highlighted the drive and ambition of young UAE nationals to contribute to the the diversification of the UAE, and provided a platform for young innovative Emiratis to be awarded for their contributions to the development of the knowledge capital of the UAE.

Panel discussions provided participants with insights for tackling the transition from university to the workplace and emphasized the important role interning can play in selecting the right career and company.

Attended by hundreds of students from the UAE, the forum included a number of inspiring talks by influential leaders including Homaid Al Shemmari, CEO, Aerospace and Engineering Services, Mubadala; Sheikh Dr. Majid Al Qassimi, Director of Terrestrial Biodiversity, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi; Ali Eid AlMheiri, Executive Director, Mubadala Real Estate and Infrastructure; and Iman Al Qasim, Associate Director, Human Capital, Mubadala. The interactive talks provided students the opportunity to learn from these prominent members of UAE society and engage the leaders for advice regarding career advancement.

Ciara Sutton
News and Features Writer
11 October 2015