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Masdar regroups academic programmes

Abu Dhabi, September 25, 2013

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has regrouped its academic programmes under four departments, aimed at its next stage of growth in the coming years.

The four departments are the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Department of Engineering Systems and Management (ESM), Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, president, said: “The regrouping creates a very strong synergy among the programmes, and new opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The new structure will more effectively impart academic skills and expertise to graduate students in line with the knowledge-economy objectives as spelt out in the Vision 2030 plan by the country’s wise leadership.

“As Masdar Institute moves to its next phase of expansion and growth, we believe this new structure will provide an impetus in consistently achieving our academic goals.”

The four departments will integrate with the institute research centres through appropriate councils and platforms. The integrated approach is expected to bring increased visibility to the institute’s current areas of research strength and widen stakeholder engagement, while identifying and fostering new areas of research in core domains aligned with the UAE’s evolving research and human capital needs.

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.  The institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research. - TradeArabia News Service




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