Abu Dhabi’s green energy scholars set to graduate

June 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Eighteen scholars from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) are due to graduate this month after a two-year programme.

The Irena scholarship at Masdar Institute of Science and Technologywas offered with the support of the Government.

The participants, 95 per cent from developing countries, completed a two-year research master’s programme on renewable energy topics.

Scholars attended an exclusive lecture programme that examined the latest developments in renewable energy.

The first group will receive their degrees on June 12 during the third commencement ceremony, held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

“We are proud of this deserving and diverse group of Irena scholarship students,” said Adnan Amin, director general of Irena.

“The … programme has provided the students with a wonderful chance to expand their knowledge and professional network.”

Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, president of the institute, said the work of the scholars would facilitate clean-energy innovations.

“With the support of the UAE leadership, we have created an infrastructure and a talent base that can develop, build and strengthen decision-makers in future energy,” he added.



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