Masdar Institute to Showcase Overall Offerings at Najah Education Exhibition 2011 in Abu Dhabi
Masdar Institute Pavilion to Offer Information on MSc Programs, Foundation Program, Outreach Program, Young Future Energy Leaders, Scholarship, Campus Details and Recruitment
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 October, 2011 – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced it will showcase its academic and outreach programs for UAE national students at the Najah Education and Training Exhibition and Career Fair 2011 in Abu Dhabi.
Organized under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the fifth edition of Najah exhibition will be held from 18-20 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Masdar Institute’s pavilion at the event will offer information on the MSc Programs, Foundation Program for UAE Nationals, Outreach Program including the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program, scholarship details for eligible students, other academic initiatives, and activities for students. The pavilion also includes a Masdar stand that offers students information on its sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives.
A mini-theatre will stage regular presentations to educate visitors on the graduate programs in engineering and technology as well as the employment opportunities at Masdar Institute. The graduate programs offered by Masdar Institute include Engineering Systems and Management, Computing and Information Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, as well as Chemical Engineering.
Masdar Institute hosted the first-ever commencement ceremony in June this year when 72 students received their Master of Science degrees with a focus on sustainable and renewable energy. Seven of these students received immediate employment offers from multinational corporations and overseas organizations such as General Electric (GE) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US, while five others were employed within the UAE by elite organizations including Mubadala Development Company. The remaining students are expected to get placements in the near future. Over the next five years, Masdar Institute is expected to enroll around 600 students.
Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President of Masdar Institute, said: “Najah offers a platform to highlight our holistic programs. Masdar Institute is dedicated to the science and engineering of advanced alternative energy, environmental technologies and sustainability. As a crucial source of research and development, it remains fundamental to Abu Dhabi’s core objectives of developing a knowledge economy and finding solutions to humanity’s toughest challenges.
ldquo;Our unique location within Masdar City – one of the most sustainable cities in the world and a test bed for new innovations, research opportunities, and special programs offered through collaborations with other renowned academic institutions such as MIT.”
Dr. Lamya Fawwaz, Executive Director of Public Affairs, Masdar, said: “The Najah exhibition and career fair opens up opportunities for talented young UAE nationals who seek avenues to empower themselves professionally. Masdar Institute is one of the leading academic institutions that offer post-graduate programs in advance and sustainable technologies and we believe our participation at this event will help raise awareness about our unique and competitive academic offerings among the community.”
The centerpiece of Masdar City, one of the carbon-neutral and sustainable cities in the world, Masdar Institute provides students an unparalleled opportunity in the entire spectrum of research, from theory to applied research to commercialization in a single location. With its best-in-class amenities for research and development in clean technologies, it aims to help drive economic diversification through human capital and technological innovation.