• To act on behalf of every student at the Masdar Institute;
  • To advise and make recommendations to the administration and faculty on professional and teaching matters;
  • To counsel and offer suggestions to the administration on policy matters;
  • To liaise between the student body and the administration;
  • To provide a forum for discussion of relevant issues for the student body as a whole;
  • To afford leadership opportunities for the development of students;
  • To provide for and promote graduate student extra-curricular activities;
  • To assist the Student Affairs Office (SAO) with the orientation of new students;
  • To create a microcosm of intellectual and social growth within our institution; and
  • To promote the well-being of each graduate student.

SGA Elections

Elections for the SGA officers are held within 30 days of the first day of class each fall semester, with an additional election held in April for an interim SGA to replace graduating members. The interim members serve until the full elections are held, after the beginning of classes.

The structure of the Masdar Institute SGA is as follows:

  • President: Saeed Kaddoura, MSc Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Vice President: Tawadud AlKatheeri, MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Secretary: Fernanda de Carvalho Schuch, MSc Sustainable Critical Infrastructure
  • Treasurer: Dan Cracan, PhD Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Event Chair: Abdul Rahman Al Zaabi, MSc Engineering Systems and Management
  • Sport Chair: Frazly Khalil Alexander, MSc Materials Science and Engineering

The SGA may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.