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Masdar Institute Attracts Interest from Top Students in Brazil and Colombia

More than 220 students from 13 institutions in Brazil and Colombia turned up to learn about the academic and research offerings available at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology during a recruitment and outreach tour of the South American countries.

The team, composed of Masdar Institute Student Enrolment Manager Reem Orfali and Dr. Marcus Dahlem, Assistant Professor, Microsystems Engineering, visited 12 universities and a research institute. Their tour, which took place on 13-23 October, was organized in collaboration with the Embassies of Brazil and Colombia in Abu Dhabi along with the UAE Embassy in Bogota and the UAE Consulate in Sao Paulo.

Orfali said: “The trip generated good interest among the students and the university managements. Presentations conducted at each of the institutions were effective and provided a good platform to interact with students. Students were already aware of Masdar Institute and the Masdar Initiative and a good number of them showed keen interest in the scholarship opportunities available at Masdar Institute.”

During their meetings with the officials at a number of institutions, the Masdar Institute team also discussed research collaboration, post-doc opportunities and student exchanges with the South American universities.

At present, several students from Latin American countries such as Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil are enrolled at Masdar Institute.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
02 November 2015

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