Education, Research & Development Within MasdarCity


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The vision of Masdar City (the world’s first zero-carbon city to be created before 2020) was shared by the Masdar City team at a September 16, 2009, business-to-business seminar held at MaRS.

The seminar attracted nearly 70 cleantech suppliers, green technology leaders, government policy makers and sector funders.

This presentation is an overview of education, research, & development within Masdar City, presented by Masdar's Institute of Science and Technology at this seminar.

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Education, Research & Development Within MasdarCity

  1. 1. MasdarInstitute of Science and Technology<br />Education, Research, & Development Within Masdar City – Toronto 2009<br />
  2. 2. Masdar Institute Profile<br />Independent, not-for-profit, research-driven graduate level institute.<br />Developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). <br />Offers Masters and PhD programs in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on alternative energy and sustainable technologies.<br /> Welcomes and encourages applications from qualified local and international students and provides fellowships to talented students who meet its high admission standards.<br />World class Faculty recruited with the assistance of MIT<br />
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  4. 4. Masdar Institute Campus<br />Located in MASDAR City<br />First phase will be completed Q1 2010<br />World class laboratories and facilities<br />Modern student housing: minutes away from labs<br />Separate housing for male and female students <br />
  5. 5. MASDAR City<br />
  6. 6. Architect’s (Foster + Partners) image of MI at Ground Level <br />
  7. 7. MIT Involvement<br />Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is being established with the guidance and advice of MIT, to be modeled academically and administratively after MIT<br />MIT Assists in<br />Development of degree programs and curriculum<br />Recruitment of Faculty and high level administration<br />Joint collaborative research between MIT and MIST faculty<br />MIST faculty spend up to one year at MIT working with their MIT counterparts on graduate course development and research projects<br />
  8. 8. Masdar Institute Programs<br />
  9. 9. Thin-Film Solar<br />Solar Thermoelectric<br />Marine Energy<br />Fuel Cells<br />Building Technology<br />Nuclear<br />Waste-To-Energy<br />Technology Forecasting<br />Economics of Sustainability<br />Technology <br />Strategy<br />Transportation<br />Energy Markets<br />Distributed Generation<br />Innovation<br />
  10. 10. Technology Focus Areas<br />
  11. 11. Policy Focus Areas<br />
  12. 12. Systems Focus Areas<br />
  13. 13. Graduate Fellowships<br />Students accepted to MI will be offered a fully funded graduate fellowship <br /> 100% tuition fee<br />Textbooks<br />Laptop<br />Medical Insurance<br />Housing<br />A competitive stipend (cost of living allowance)<br />(… continued on next slide)<br />
  14. 14. Graduate Fellowships(continued)<br />International students will receive reimbursement of travel expenses to Abu Dhabi and back home after completion of studies. Travel expenses back to the student’s home country at the end of the 1st year of studies will also be reimbursed.<br />Reimbursement of TOEFL and GRE exam fees (upon registration at MIST and submission of original receipts)<br />No bond or conditions to the scholarship upon graduation<br />The continuation of fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance in coursework and research<br />
  15. 15. Further questions?<br /><br />Thank You<br />