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First batch of Irena scholars to graduate in June

Abu Dhabi, June 3, 2013

A group of 18 International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) scholars will graduate in June this year, after completing their two-year programme.

The Irena Scholarship programme at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, was offered with the support of the UAE government, said a statement.

Irena scholars have under taken this research-intensive Master’s programme on various renewable energy-related topics. Their research projects cover areas including:‘Stability Analysis of Diesel and Photovoltaic(PV) Hybrid Micro-grids’;‘Developing an Innovation Cluster forRenewable Energy at Masdar City’;‘Analysis and Modeling of Wind Potential’; and ‘Evaluation of Policies and Financial Mechanisms to Support Renewable Energy Deployment’.

The first group of Irena scholars will receive their degrees during the third commencement ceremony on June 12 which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

“We congratulate the Irena scholars for their involvement in the two-year programme. Masdar Institute is privileged to have such talented students who can effectively contribute to further developing renewable energy areas. Their specific research works will facilitate new clean energy innovations in the future.With the support of the UAE leadership, we have created an infrastructure and a talent base that can develop, build and strengthen decision-makers in future energy,” said Dr Fred Moavenzadeh.

The scholarships seek to provide knowledge, innovative research opportunities, and open high-level communication channels between energy policy makers and highly accomplished individuals from across the world. Although the Irena scholarship programme is open to all nationalities, in case of equal aptitude, priority is given to applicants from developing countries. - TradeArabia News Service




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