The call comes on October 19, the first day of the NAJAH Education Training and Careers Exhibition, as Masdar Institute prepares to open its rolling admission process for the third academic year commencing in the fall 2011. Students interested in leading the response and providing solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, climate change and energy security, are encouraged to visit the Masdar Institute stand at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to learn more.
It has been an exciting time for Masdar Institute, with the recent opening of its new world-class campus facility within the ‘living lab’ research environment of Masdar City and the launch of its expanded academic programs including an enriching Foundation Program, seven Master’s of Science programs and an interdisciplinary PhD program.
Speaking on the first day of the Exhibition Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology said:
“As part of the inspired vision of Abu Dhabi’s leadership for a sustainable knowledge-based economy, Masdar Institute has the necessary resources to help find solutions to the world’s energy challenges. Overcoming climate change and energy security as well as maintaining the emirates’ position as a global energy leader requires a constant source of committed and passionate students, those willing and able to become leaders within an emerging hub of global importance for renewable energy.”
Masdar Institute’s latest intake of students saw 25 nations represented from an elite pool of over 1,900 applicants from around the world, with the UAE continuing to represent the highest proportion by nationality, contributing to nearly 42% of the total new student population.
“The NAJAH Exhibition is just one of a number of outreach activities currently underway that lets us engage directly with potential candidates and allows us to share the unique opportunities that exist at Masdar Institute. Being part of the Institute allows UAE nationals the opportunity to not only fulfill their academic potential, but to also make an invaluable contribution to future generations of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the world as a whole,” added Dr. Moavenzadeh.
Regarded as Abu Dhabi’s leading annual exhibition focused upon education, training and careers, NAJAH brings together top local and international universities and training institutions, another reason for Masdar Institute’s strong presence.
“As a young university we are actively developing mutually beneficial relationships with local universities and are looking to collaborate with them to identify the brightest of national students who we believe will thrive in Masdar Institute’s innovation-led environment,” continued Dr. Moavenzadeh.
In parallel with NAJAH, Masdar Institute will also showcase its sustainability focus and goals to an international audience at the European Future Energy Forum, (EFEF) at the ExCel Centre in London, England, from October 19-21. Masdar Institute faculty including: Dr. Marwan Khraisheh, Masdar Institute Dean of Engineering, Dr. Scott Kennedy, Associate Dean for Research, Assistant Professor Dr. Matteo Chiesa and Mohamed Hariri Nokob, Research Assistant, will be there presenting the findings of their latest research.
Assistant Provost for Regional Affairs, Dr. Lamya N. Fawwaz, who will present on the opportunities of Masdar Institute during the forum, explained the significance of the event:
“Since its inception, Masdar Institute has pursued the highest quality of faculty and students, gathering some of the brightest minds in the UAE and the world. Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. By participating in events like EFEF, Masdar Institute and Abu Dhabi are taking an active part in promoting the development of clean and sustainable energy technology, which is at the heart of the climate change challenge.”
EFEF is an initiative developed with Masdar and is a part of the Future Energy series of events that includes the World Future Energy Summit held annually in Abu Dhabi.