Alumni Day Held at College of Engineering
Abu Dhabi: May 8, 2011– The Alumni Open Day organized by UAE University in Al Ain recently allowed alumni members of the College of Engineering a glimpse of the higher academic opportunities at Masdar Institute that are available for them. The event, held at Maqam New Campus, UAE University – Al Ain, was supported by Masdar Institute.
Former students and engineering industry professionals who attended the event were impressed to find out about the higher education opportunities available through graduate and continuing education programs.
About 350 people, including VIP guests, UAEU faculty, alumni members, and senior engineering students attended the event. His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al Khanbashi, the Vice-Chancellor of UAEU; Dr Reyadh AL Muhaideb, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering; Dr. Marwan Khraisheh, the Dean of Engineering, Masdar Institute; Dr Lamya Fawwaz, the Executive Director of Public Affairs, Masdar Institute; and Hamza Kazim, the Vice-President of Operations & Finance at Masdar Institute, attended the event along with guests and industry experts invited by the UAEU vice-chancellor’s office.
A welcome address was delivered by Dean Reyadh AL Muhaideb, followed by a speech by Dr. Marwan Khraisheh, Dean of Engineering of Masdar Institute.
“As per the Vision 2030, the Abu Dhabi leadership is targeting a number of highly technical fields, including energy, aerospace, defense and advanced materials, as being crucial to drive its future economic development. For these industries to develop and grow to be engines of economic growth, the country will need many UAE Nationals with advanced degrees in this sector. I urge you then – those who are still pursuing their studies and those of you who have attained your bachelor’s and master’s degrees – to consider further studies,” Dr. Khraisheh said.
“A number of universities, including UAE University and Masdar Institute, are offering degree programs in response to Abu Dhabi’s strategic needs. The opportunities are there, we just need the dedicated individuals to step up and lead this transformation,” he added.
This was followed by a speech from an alumni member and an overview of the UAEU alumni website and the services provided by the university. After specific department meetings, the guests were taken on a tour of the new campus.
Located in Abu Dhabi, Masdar Institute continually supports UAEU events in different ways in order to nurture the highly-skilled human and intellectual capital capable to transform Abu Dhabi to a knowledge-based economy.
Masdar Institute’s degree programs have been developed with the support and collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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 develop indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi addressing issues of importance to the region.
In collaboration with 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 Engineering Systems and Management
- MSc Computing and Information Science
- MSc Materials Science and Engineering
- MSc Mechanical Engineering
- MSc Water and Environmental Engineering
- MSc Microsystems Engineering
- MSc Electrical Power Engineering
- MSc Chemical Engineering
- Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree PhD program
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