Masdar Institute to host ‘Open Day’ on 10 December

Press release
Published December 6th, 2011 - 06:21 GMT

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced it will host an ‘Open Day’ on 10 December for prospective students and their families from various universities of higher education across the UAE.

To be held from 10.00am-04.00pm at the sustainable Masdar Institute campus in Masdar City, the ‘Open Day’ will provide students and family members an opportunity to interact with currently enrolled students and learn about the various academic and outreach programs, scholarship opportunities and research areas in advanced energy and clean technology.

Masdar Institute faculty and students from the eight diverse post-graduate programs will set up independent stands as part of the Open Day exhibition. An Enrollment team will register names and contact details of eligible students and attend to all enquiries about the academic programs, scholarship opportunities, and admission procedures.

An exclusive stand on student affairs will offer an overview of the various student clubs,  campus life, and facilities available for Masdar Institute students. The visiting students and families will also gain insights into the special career guidance that Masdar Institute provides to its students.

A series of presentations covering various aspects including a general overview on Masdar Institute with a focus on the program offerings and enrollment procedures for potential students, research areas and campus facilities will be hosted every hour throughout the day.

Students will share their on campus academic experience and life with the visitors and their family members in addition to offering information on Masdar Institute’s Outreach programs, while student ambassadors will lead guided tours of the campus to familiarize visitors with the facilities and offer personal insight into what it is like to study at the university.

Workshops on specific topics related to sustainability and clean technology will also be organized by the faculty at the futuristic Knowledge Center, for the benefit of visiting students and their family members. Graduate student visitors and families will be able to meet with Masdar Institute faculty and students from each academic program for in-depth presentations covering different areas.

Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, said: “The Open Day is an occasion for us to showcase the advantages of joining the research-driven institution that aims to develop students into critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. For graduate students with the right talents and an eagerness to further their education in the fast-growing renewable energy sector, the Masdar Institute Open Day offers an avenue to obtain additional information about specific areas of interest. Students can choose the most suitable streams of learning by participating in the event to enhance their knowledge and contribute to the country’s progress.”

Students who have registered their names for Masdar Institute academic programs or those who meet the admission criteria will be eligible for attractive prizes from a special raffle draw.

Dr. Lamya Fawwaz, Executive Director of Public Affairs, Masdar Institute, said: “Our academic programs, research offerings and outreach initiatives aim to nurture students into consummate professionals capable of successfully tackling future challenges. We are confident graduate students from the UAE universities who aim to pursue higher studies will find Masdar Institute the right place to enrich themselves academically in clean and future technology. We welcome students of all universities in the UAE to fully utilize this Open Day opportunity and express our genuine gratitude to the country’s wise leadership for creating such a remarkable environment for knowledge development.”

The centerpiece of Masdar City, one of the most 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.