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UAE University Students Offered Insights into Masdar Institute’s Academic and Research Offerings on Advanced Technology

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 April, 2012 – Over 40 students at the UAE University in Al Ain were offered a glimpse on the range of academic and research offerings on carbon capture available at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

The representatives from Masdar Institute including Dr. Hector H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Program, Samar Al Harbi, Student Enrollment Officer, and Ismail Al Zarooni, Foundation Student in Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, were welcomed by Mustafa Abu Dayeh, Alumni Coordinator, UAE University in Al Ain.

Students enthusiastically participated in a technical presentation on the current research on carbon capture offered by Dr. Hector H. Hernandez. Samar Al Harbi presented the vision of Masdar City and Masdar Institute, as well as the research offerings, academic programs and outreach initiatives. She also provided details on the admission criteria and scholarship options, while Ismail Al Zarooni shared his academically and socially enriching experience as a student at Masdar Institute. Several students expressed their intention to take up programs for Master’s studies at the research-driven institution.

Established as an ongoing 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.

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