Masdar Institute launches ‘Ektashif’ program for UAE National Students

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, today announced the launch of Ektashif program, a 12-day residential program for UAE nationals to learn about cutting-edge research in renewable energy, sustainability and the environment.

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Published: Thu 24 May 2012, 5:30 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:55 AM

An integral part of Masdar Institute’s outreach program, Ektashif program begins from 8 July and will see students participating in design challenges, field trips, evening lectures, and recreational activities, in addition to their laboratory activities. The program will aim to bring together talented UAE national undergraduate engineering and science students from various nation-wide universities to participate in exciting hands-on labs conducted by Masdar Institute faculty.

In addition to being a UAE national majoring in engineering or science, potential candidates are required to be among the top performers academically with a GPA of at least 3.50 on a scale of 4.00. Demonstrated interest, talent or scholastic output relating to renewable energy and/or environmental issues will also be mandatory to become eligible for the Ektashif program.

Dr Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz, Executive Director, Public Affairs, Masdar Institute, said: “Through the support and encouragement of the UAE’s leadership, Masdar Institute continues to develop educational opportunities for talented young UAE nationals. The Ektashif program has been specially developed to spur the creatively-tuned UAE national undergraduates in Engineering and Science to strengthen their research knowledge horizons. The program as its name suggests, is an opportunity for the students to explore the learning streams in clean energy and advanced technology areas and assess their own suitability for pursuing higher studies. We anticipate a large number of students to take part in this program and acquire additional insights in environment and sustainability-related subjects.”

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