Masdar Institute Professor Aamena Alshamsi and MIT Professor César A. Hidalgo collaborating at MIT.

Researchers on the Multi-Use Space Energy Systems flagship project team together at MIT.

MIT Professor James Wescoat, Masdar Institute Professor Ameena Al Sumaiti, and MIT Professor Konstantin Turitsyn collaborating at MIT.

Masdar Institute Professor Faisal AlMarzooqi and MIT Professor Evelyn Wang collaborating at MIT.

Masdar Institute Professor Ibraheem Almansouri and MIT Professor William H. Green collaborating at MIT.

Masdar Institute Professor Ibraheem Almansouri and MIT Professor Jeehwan Kim collaborating at MIT.

Masdar Institute Professor Khaled Alawadi and MIT Professor Alan Berger collaborating at MIT.

Masdar Institute Professor Ahmed Al Hajaj and MIT Professor Paul Barton collaborating at MIT.

Masdar Institute Professor Khalid Askar and MIT Professors Michael Rubner and Robert Cohen discuss their solar panel coating optimization research.

MIT Professor Herbert Einstein and Masdar Institute Professor Rita Sousa collaborate with project team members at MIT.

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

Full Spectrum Solar Energy Water Splitting for Storable Fuel Generation project joint team members Drs. Sang-Gook Kim, Alexie Kolpak, Jamie Viegas, Mustafa Jouiad, Yang Shao-Horn and Mahmoud Rasras attending a project team workshop at MIT.

The MIT & Masdar Institute Cooperative Program (MIT & MICP) was an ongoing collaborative program with Abu Dhabi providing advice and guidance to Masdar Institute, a graduate research university focusing on alternative energy, sustainability, advanced technologies, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Since 2007, Masdar Institute attracted international faculty and students, built an impressive campus and research laboratories using innovative technologies, and launched many collaborative research projects bringing together Masdar Institute and MIT researchers.

MIT & MICP offered 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.

The MIT & Masdar Institute Cooperative Program - an institutional collaboration between MIT and Masdar Institute - came to successful conclusion on May 31, 2018.

A great deal was accomplished by the program since it began in 2007. Over the 11+ years of the program, the education and research activities involved:

  • 93 joint research projects, leading to more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • 270 faculty, postdocs, and research scientists from 26 MIT labs and centers;
  • 346 MIT master’s and PhD students have participated in the program;
  • 300 exchange visits between Masdar Institute and MIT;
  • 99 MIT faculty have served on Masdar Institute PhD committees;
  • 86 Masdar Institute students have had MIT faculty serving on their doctoral committee;
  • 31 MIT faculty reviews of over 75 Masdar Institute Master of Science theses;
  • Masdar Institute produced 1,519 publications, 256 in the year 2016 alone and earned the top place in the research citation impact category for the Arab region in the 2015 US News and World Report rankings;
  • MIT produced 444 PEER reviewed publications and presentations as an outcome of the Cooperative Program;
  • MIT and Masdar Institute developed and implemented seven Master of Science programs and one interdisciplinary doctoral program (Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Engineering), as well as reviewing and recommending 130 elective courses;
  • MIT admitted several Masdar Institute MSc graduates to MIT’s Ph.D. program;
  • 22 Masdar Institute faculty spent a year in residence at MIT;
  • The Cooperative Program through its outreach activities helped to foster new elements of collaboration, including graduate student exchanges and fostering the deepening of Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi and MIT relationships. Over 230 exchange visits took place alone during Phase II of the Cooperative Agreement.
  • The Cooperative Program brought domestic and international visibility to Masdar Institute accomplishments through a variety of communication mechanisms both at the Program and MIT Institute levels.