Masdar Institute

KU and Moscow Power Engineering Institute Sign MoU on Research Partnership and Long-term Collaboration

September 25, 2019

Signed at Aqdar World Summit in Moscow, MoU Will Establish Joint Research Program to Bring Together Multidisciplinary Scientists, Engineers, Talented Students, Industrial Partners and Stakeholders

Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Russia’s National Research University (Moscow Power Engineering Institute – MPEI), one of the largest technical universities of Russia, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further strengthen the long-term partnership, specifically in innovation and research-related activities.

The joint research partnership will enhance the ongoing industrial capacity cooperation between the UAE and the Russian Federation, while fostering the high-caliber human capital development in both countries.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, and Dr. Nikolay D. Rogalev, Rector, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, in the presence of ministers, government officials and management team members from both the institutions, on the sidelines of the Aqdar World Summit in Moscow.

According to the MoU, the two partners will establish a joint research program to bring together multidisciplinary scientists, experienced engineers, talented students, industrial partners, and stakeholders. It will also create a research partnership and develop effective and long-term collaboration through interdisciplinary research and innovation, including, power and energy-related fields. In addition, it will set up student-exchange and joint educational activities, particularly at Ph.D. and Post-doctoral level, with support from the Russian and UAE governments and the relevant industries.

Founded in 1930, MPEI is a leading Russian technical university that provides the specialist’s training and scientific research in energy, electrical engineering, radio electronics, and computer engineering. It has modern academic and scientific laboratories, students’ hostels, cutting-edge experimental facilities, a pilot-plant, and a heat-and-power plant for academic research, which also serves as a technical park.

MPEI offers foreign undergraduate and graduate students programs covering power engineering such as hydropower, wind power, thermal, nuclear, solar and space power, as well as electrical equipment, materials science, electronics, classical and applied physics, radio engineering and communication, computer systems, management and economics in power engineering. At present, about 900 foreign students from 60 countries are being trained at MPEI.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
25 September 2019