Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mexico’s Deputy Minister of Energy Visits Masdar Institute

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 July,2011– Masdar Institute (MI), the world’s first graduate-level university
dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability, received His Excellency
Sergio Alcocer, Deputy Minister of Energy in Mexico, as part of a mutual endeavor to enhance
communication and cooperation between agencies in Mexico and MI.

Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology welcomed HE
Sergio Alcocer and familiarized him with the MI campus through a site tour that included a visit to
key energy management facilities. Later, Dr. Moavenzadeh and the Deputy Minister for Energy
exchanged information and explored potential avenues for collaboration.

The tour covered the institute’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the wind tower, the MI knowledge
center and the 10MW photo-voltaic plant. In addition to a view of the material recycle center, HE
Sergio Alcocer was also given a first-hand feel of the MI campus station and the Personal Rapid
Transit (PRT) system.

Dr Fred Moavenzadeh said: “It was a privilege to receive HE Sergio Alcocer; his visit underlines the
need to embrace environmental management more seriously. It is time that international agencies
shared best practices and technology in a move to ensure sustainable development. We look
forward to collaborating with environmental agencies in Mexico.”

HE Sergio Alcocer was in Dubai to attend the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

About Masdar Institute

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute) was established by the government of Abu
Dhabi as a not-for-profit, private graduate university to develop indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi
addressing issues of importance to the region.

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute has developed
an academic and research platform that articulates its mission and vision according to critical energy and
sustainability challenges.

An important characteristic of Masdar Institute is its focus on complex real-world problems that require a
multidisciplinary approach for the development of solutions from an integrated technology, systems and

policy perspective. This multi-interdisciplinary and integrated approach is supported by the structure of its
academic programs and by the emphasis placed on engaging external partners from industry, government,
and other academic institutions in collaborative activities.

Masdar Institute offers degrees in:

MSc Engineering Systems and Management
MSc Computing and Information Science
MSc Materials Science and Engineering
MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Water and Environmental Engineering
MSc Microsystems Engineering
MSc Electrical Power Engineering
MSc Chemical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree PhD program

For more information please visit our website http://www.masdar.ac.ae/.

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