MIT Professor Robert Cohen and Masdar Institute Professor Khalid Askar conducting research at MIT.

Madar Institute Knowledge Center at dusk.

Detail of ceiling of Palace Hotel, site of Masdar Institute graduations.

The MIT & Masdar Institute Cooperative Program (MIT&MICP) is an ongoing collaborative program with Abu Dhabi to provide advice and guidance in the establishment of a graduate research university – Masdar Institute – focused on alternative energy, sustainability, advanced technologies, and innovation and entrepreneurship. In its first eight years, Masdar Institute has attracted outstanding faculty and students, built a state-of-the-art campus and laboratories, and launched many collaborative research projects bringing together Masdar Institute and MIT researchers.

MIT&MICP offers MIT and Masdar Institute faculty and students access to new talent, ideas, collaborations, facilities and research infrastructure, research and educational funding, all in a rich environment for discovery.