Education and Research


The pursuit of sustainability, technological innovation, and education converge at Masdar City. We believe that education is the foundation of a sustainable future, and that's why we house comprehensive educational opportunities, starting from nurturing young minds in nurseries to hosting the world's first AI research-based university.

Mohammed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

A graduate-level university focused on artificial intelligence.

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Ryan International School

A K-12 school with a CBSE (India) curriculum.

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Blossom Nursery

A nursery for children ages 0-3.

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Research entities

At Masdar City, we champion innovation, exemplified by our role as the proud home of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). ATRC is the driving force behind advanced technology research in Abu Dhabi, committed to shaping R&D for transformative technology outcomes. Within this framework, they oversee the following cutting-edge research entities:


As ATRC’s technology program management and business development arm, ASPIRE oversees the strategic research priorities of the UAE through funding emerging R&D and driving technology solutions for enhanced influence and impact.

ASPIRE works in consultation with cross-sector industry stakeholders, universities, and research institutes to frame problem statements. In launching grand challenges and international competitions to identify solutions to real-world problems, ASPIRE brings together exceptional people, ideas, resources, and technologies.

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Technology Innovation Institute

The Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a leading global scientific research center and the applied research arm of ATRC.

TII hosts ten specialized research centers, each pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation across various domains. From materials science to artificial intelligence, robotics to secure systems, TII fosters transformative breakthroughs in research, driving technology forward and contributing to a sustainable future.

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