The wider public is critical to the success of Masdar Institute's efforts to address issues of energy, climate change and sustainability. Raising the awareness of talented undergraduates of the opportunities at Masdar Institute helps to ensure we receive the brightest and broadest range of applicants. By having an educated citizenry, Masdar Institute’s goals can be appreciated and supported.
To achieve this, Masdar Institute embarks on a number of outreach initiatives to develop a good relationship with the local community, raise awareness about issues of climate change and sustainability and more importantly get young people involved in finding solutions to such issues. The UAE’s younger generation is a prime target audience for the Institute’s outreach programs.
Masdar Institute also recognizes that the responsibility to educate and inform the public goes beyond the borders of the UAE. In this regard, its outreach efforts seek to provide information and opportunities to international students and other interested groups through unique programs and initiatives like the Young Future Energy Leaders program.
The outreach program has been established to:
- Develop awareness of renewable energy, environment and sustainability issues in the UAE and worldwide
- Encourage more sustainable behavior and better involvement in sustainability initiatives among the youth of today
- Develop UAE undergraduate students’ interest in science and engineering and inspire them to pursue graduate studies and research of relevance to the UAE’s strategic goals
- Introduce undergraduate students in the UAE and abroad to the Masdar Institute programs, mission and goals