Masdar Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, research driven, graduate institution. It is developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA to follow the standards for research and education similar to MIT. The institute is located in Abu Dhabi in Masdar City, a carbon neutral and a zero waste sustainable city to be powered solely by alternative energy. The Institute has Masters program, and is currently working with local accreditation entities to get an interdisciplinary PhD program officially started. The Institute is a very international place, with peers and faculty representing over 30 different nationalities; the official language of the Institute is English.