UAE Ambassador Attends Japan International Cooperation Center’s Reception for Five Masdar Institute Interns in Tokyo

September 21, 2018

The Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) hosted a dinner reception in Tokyo for the five students from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology who are doing their internship with four Japanese corporations at various cities in Japan.

His Excellency Saaed Ali Al-Nowais, the UAE Ambassador to Japan, and Ms. Masako Kishimoto, Vice-President, JICE, attended the reception. JICE is coordinating the internship program that is supported by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Technology and Industry (METI).

Ms. Masako Kishimoto welcomed the UAE Ambassador to the event and praised the strengthening ties between the UAE and Japan.

The five UAE national graduates from the Foundation program and First year M.Sc include Sultan Al Kaabi, Abdulla AlShamsi, Mohamed Al Hadhrami, Reem Al Junaibi and Mozah Al Zeyoudi. At present, they five are going through basic training, learning the Japanese language, culture and other relevant aspects of the internship. They will be completing the program by the end of next week and will then go to their respective company assignments. Last week, the Interns traveled to Kyoto and Osaka for a study tour.

Each intern will have individually dedicated program suitable to their areas of research and specialization as part of their internship.

His Excellency Saaed Ali Al-Nowais praised the UAE’s leadership for their support to programs that develop the overall capabilities of the students and youth and equip them with the right skills sets to be full-fledged professionals. He also commended the students for their academic performance that enabled their selection to the internship program that runs from 27 May – 9 August in Japan. He urged them to fully utilize the internship opportunity in Japan and apply the knowledge effectively after returning to the UAE.

The four Japanese corporations with which the students will intern include JGC – a leading builder of gas processing and liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants worldwide, Chiyoda – leaders in the integrated engineering business, Toray Industries – global leader in the production of carbon fiber, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – an international leader in the design and supply of energy, aerospace, machinery, transportation, as well as environmental systems and equipment.

Through the internship program, the five students aim to gain practical work experience in renewable energy, smart community, and sustainable technologies, in addition to learning from cross-cultural experiences such as local site visits, and introductory language courses.

Established as an on-going collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.

CAPTION: His Excellency Saaed Ali Al-Nowais, JICE Vice-President Ms. Masako Kishimoto, and Mohamed Al Falahi, Second Secretary, UAE Embassy, with the five students during the dinner reception in Tokyo.