Science and technology are critical elements in socio-economic development. The MIT Technology and Development Program works to build research and academic capacity in the emerging world through assistance and scholarly guidance anchored in research in science and technology and development. We believe this science and technology infrastructure is the crucial element in building the manpower and the research and development tradition essential to finding the answers that effect change.


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Solar arrays will supply power to Masdar City

The need for regional and global energy sustainability is the driving force behind the establishment of The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. This graduate level university is dedicated to the development of new and viable energy technologies and policies.

The Masdar Institute, initially established with the assistance of TDP (currently with the MIT & Masdar Institute Cooperative Program) is working with the Government of Abu Dhabi and industry to offer a landmark opportunity for world-class graduate level research and education.


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