Masdar Institute's 1st Batch of 2011 Post- Graduates shines at workplaceApr 15, 2012 - 11:35 -
WAM Abu Dhabi, April 15th, 2012 (WAM) -- Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, today announced that last year's graduates have performed remarkably well at workplace reflecting the depth of working knowledge in clean energy students gain from the Abu Dhabi-based institution.
Out of the 72 who graduated in the 2011 batch, two students - Rana Qudeh and Steven Meyers - have also won international acclaim, bringing honor to Masdar Institute.
Rana Qudaih received the Borealis Student Innovation Award, while Steven Meyers was selected in the esteemed Forbes 30 �Under 30' achievers list in the �clean energy' category.
More than half of the last year's graduating students accepted employment offers, reflecting the good career prospects available for its graduates in the fast growing clean energy and advanced technologies sector. Some of them are continuing their doctoral studies at Masdar Institute, while others are attending overseas universities including the University of Waterloo, Imperial College, and University of South Dakota.
In fact, five Masdar Institute graduates have accepted employment offers from organizations in the US, while 29 of them are currently employed in the UAE itself including some with other units of Masdar. Two have been chosen by an organization in Saudi Arabia, while one post-graduate has gone to work with an NGO in Africa and another one received a job offer from Germany.
Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President of Masdar Institute, said: "The extent of success achieved by these students strongly demonstrates the significant value Masdar Institute graduates bring to their employers. It also validates the extent of our human capital development and the knowledge creation that happen at Masdar Institute. Our graduates raise the benchmark in the operations of any organization and we thank the UAE's leadership for their support in building the country's true intellectual wealth." WAM/AM