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Masdar Institute to Highlight Academic Offerings and Scholarship Opportunities at NAJAH 2016

September 21, 2018

Innovative research projects and academic offerings of relevance to the UAE and region will be highlighted by Masdar Institute at the upcoming NAJAH Education and Career Fair 2016.  

Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture & knowledge Development, the fair is supported by the Abu Dhabi Education Council and the UAE Ministry of Education. It will be held from 25-27 October 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and will gather stakeholders and key government organizations and educational institutions. The Masdar Institute stand (3F30) will showcase several key research projects in solar and water.  

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Interim Provost, Masdar Institute, said: “Our participation in NAJAH 2016 will showcase the options for scientific research and learning as well as scholarship opportunities available at Masdar Institute students who would like to explore future energy and advanced technologies areas. For those interested in developing themselves into future leaders in science and technology, we offer the most appropriate platform for higher learning. We hope the event will offer visiting students an opportunity to explore our overall offerings for charting their future career.”  

Masdar Institute will be providing details about its world-class academic, research and outreach offerings at the fair, which holds its 10th edition this year. Students will also be on hand to share their on-campus experience with visitors, while faculty will give details about the Institute’s academic and research offerings.

A dedicated Outreach section at the stand will showcase the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program, an outreach initiative by Masdar Institute. The program focuses on raising the awareness of students and young professionals in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. The YFEL serves as an avenue for youth to equip themselves to become future leaders. Details on the program’s various year-long activities, courses and competitions will be available at the stand with other outreach initiatives such as the Ektashif and summer research internship programs.

Masdar Institute currently offers one PhD program and nine Master’s programs in various engineering fields including Engineering Systems and Management, Computing and Information Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Sustainable Critical Infrastructure. The PhD program in Interdisciplinary Engineering targets those keen to pursue their interest further after Master’s degrees.  

Students eager to play a role in the UAE’s space ambitions can take advantage of the Master’s concentration in Advanced Space Systems and Technology that is being offered from September 2015. Students of this concentration can join one of Masdar Institute’s seven relevant Master of Science (MSc) programs. They also gain an opportunity to build small satellites (CubeSats), supported by collaboration Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and Orbital ATK, a global aerospace manufacturer and defense industry leader.

At present, Masdar Institute has 456 UAE national and international students, of which approximately 50% are UAE Nationals. The Institute has been ranked first in the UAE and 20th among Western Asian academic institutions by the Springer Nature Index 2016 annual rankings, which is based on contributions to publications in leading scientific journals. The research-based institution also rose to 14th position overall in the 2016 US News and World Report Best Arab Region Universities Rankings.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
24 October, 2016