Student Services

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Office (SAO) provides a range of services and support to enhance Masdar Institute students’ overall well-being and to create opportunities to enrich and broaden their educational experience.




The services we offer include:

  • Student Development and Support
  • Residential Life Assistance
  • Administrative Support
  • Counseling
    • Solving problems related to adjustment to university and residential life, relationships with others (peers, teachers, and university staff), academic difficulties, decision making, and conflict resolution
    • Developing student skills related to studying, decision making, conflict resolution, stress management, learning styles, time management, creative thinking, and discovering their own personality styles.
  • Student Orientation
  • Student Events and Activities
  • Career Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Health Awareness Programs
  • Student Clubs
  • Organization of Awards Ceremonies
  • Alumni Services
  • Cultural and Community Development Programs
  • Coordination of Sports and Recreation events
  • Supporting the Student Government Association


You can contact the SAO via:

Student Affairs Office Staff

Student Affairs Office Staff

Monika Counts
Director of Student Affairs
+971 2 810 9343

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Senior Student Affairs Officer
+971 2 810 9344

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Student Affairs Officer
+971 2 810 9512

Nahed Al Marzouqi
+971 2 810 9444

The Student Affairs Office at Masdar Institute organizes a variety of clubs, including:

  • Language Club
  • Football Club –
  • Outdoor Club
  • Fitness Club
  • Sustainability Club Music Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Water Sports Club
  • Emirati Culture Club
  • Handicrafts Club
  • Squash Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Debate Club
  • Photography Club
  • Watersports Club
  • Masdaritas Ladies Club