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. A world-class research-driven university, the Institute focuses on the science and engineering of advanced alternative energy, environmental and sustainability technologies.

Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Masdar Institute aims to support Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification by nurturing highly-skilled human and intellectual capital while partnering with industry leaders to help transform the economy into a knowledge-based one and enhance the status of Abu Dhabi as a global leader in clean energy.

The Institute, which was established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Only the brightest UAE national and international graduates, who demonstrate exceptional intellectual and entrepreneurial strengths and remain committed to addressing the world’s energy needs, may join Masdar Institute. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

Masdar Institute also seeks to be a leading renewable energy and clean technology player, by serving as a test bed for the world to develop commercially viable, sustainable energy solutions, while providing applied research for the four business units of Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy company Masdar, and the UAE as a whole.

Masdar Institute is situated in Masdar City, an emerging global clean-technology cluster that aims to be one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, powered by renewable energy, and providing students with a unique opportunity to live and learn in a true “living laboratory” environment.

Vision & Mission


  • To be a world-class, graduate-level institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce future world leaders and critical thinkers in advanced energy and sustainability.
  • To position Abu Dhabi as a knowledge hub and engine for socio-economic growth.


  • Establish and continually evolve interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development capability in advanced energy and sustainability.
  • Educate students to be innovators with the breadth and depth to grow technology and enterprise in the region and globally


Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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