The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) plays a key role in the establishment and development of Masdar Institute. The joint cooperative effort extends from collaborative research and creation of the Institute’s degree programs, to the assessment and recruitment of potential faculty, students and senior administration staff.
Masdar Institute graduates are issued, in conjunction with their Master of Science diploma, a certificate jointly signed by Masdar Institute and MIT in recognition and endorsement of the successful completion of the requirements for the Master of Science degree.
- MIT and Masdar Institute faculty are involved in joint research projects through direct one-to-one projects, and in larger team oriented Flagship research projects;
- Masdar Institute’s Doctoral of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Engineering was established based on guidance from MIT;
- MIT faculty may serve as Ph.D. thesis committee members on the Research Supervisory Committee of Masdar Institute Ph.D. students;
- A select number of Masdar Institute Ph.D. students may spend one semester at MIT under the auspices of the MI/MIT Ph.D. Student Exchange Program.