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Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is the world’s first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. The Institute’s goal is to become a world-class research-driven graduate-level university, focusing on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

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About

History

The campus became operational at the start of the 2010 academic year and the completion of Phase 1 saw the opening of a complex structure that includes laboratories, dormitories, classrooms and faculty offices. Phase 2 has seen the opening of a second cluster of buildings, which includes more dorms, a multi-purpose hall with fitness center, pools, labs and administrative offices.

Education

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology provides a cross-disciplinary course of study and research focused on sustainable technologies and policies.

Our four academic departments help to structure the degree programs we offer, while our outreach programs allow us to form connections not only with future students, but also industrial partners, academic collaborators and the wider public.

The Institute offers graduate degree programs (MSc & PhD) in science and engineering disciplines with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies

Research

The initial focus of Masdar Institute's research is in the following priority areas:

  • Clean energy production and efficiency
  • Energy storage
  • Electrical power transmission and distribution
  • Desalination
  • Waste treatment and utilization
  • Water resource management
  • Nanostructured composites
  • Computational materials engineering
  • Electronics and sensors
  • Technical and economic modeling for policy analysis
  • Information science

Career

The Career Services Office and Alumni Relations aim to provide career advancement and employment and internship facilitation services to Masdar Institute students who are seeking access to Abu Dhabi- and UAE-based employers.

It seeks for its alumni to be contributors to the country’s sustainable knowledge economy and provide a return on human capital investment to the UAE. To that end the Career Services Office and Alumni Relations assists in placing Masdar Institute graduates within innovative companies, organizations and firms that are part of the UAE’s growing research and development ecosystem and are contributing to Abu Dhabi’s goal of becoming a hub for clean energy and sustainable technologies.

Services

Student services

The Student Affairs Office (SAO) provides a range of services and support to enhance Masdar Institute students’ overall well-being and to create opportunities to enrich and broaden their educational experience.

The services we offer include:
  • Student Development and Support
  • Residential Life Assistance
  • Administrative Support
  • Counseling
  • Student Orientation
  • Student Events and Activities
  • Career Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Health Awareness Programs
  • Student Clubs
  • Organization of Awards Ceremonies
  • Alumni Services
  • Cultural and Community Development Programs
  • Coordination of Sports and Recreation events

Housing services

The Masdar Institute campus is strategically positioned at the center of Masdar City, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

The campus became operational at the start of the 2010 academic year and the completion of Phase 1 saw the opening of a complex structure that includes laboratories, dormitories, classrooms and faculty offices. Phase 2 has seen the opening of a second cluster of buildings, which includes more dorms, a multi-purpose hall with fitness center, pools, labs and administrative offices.

Library services

A place for research and study, the Knowledge Centre has more than 900 square meters of space for students and researchers, and primarily offers a wide range of electronic information resources, as well as a limited number of paper books, magazines and journals.

Student Life

Campus life

The residential concept for the Masdar Institute campus focuses on the creation of lively energetic neighborhoods. The Institute campus is formed around a hierarchy of streets and squares that make up the backdrop to an environment of integration, communication and cooperation.

Apartments are accessed via a fully shaded atrium space that exploits thermal mass and natural ventilation to provide free cooling while atrium roof lights allow diffuse daylight, blocking direct sunlight. The apartment units themselves have screen-shielded windows and windows located near the ceilings to maximize natural light, both from the outside and from the interior atrium, while maintaining privacy.

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