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Stanford Research Insititute


"In 2011, SRI celebrates 65 years of innovation for its government, business, and foundation clients and partners. SRI was founded as Stanford Research Institute in 1946 by a group of West Coast industrialists and Stanford University. SRI formally separated from the University in 1970, and changed its name to SRI International in 1977.Since its founding, SRI has been committed to discovery and to the application of science and technology for knowledge, commerce, prosperity, and peace. SRI is well known for its legacy of innovations in communications and networks, computing, economic development and science and technology policy, education, energy and the environment, engineering systems, pharmaceuticals and health sciences, homeland security and national defense, materials and structures, and robotics." (SRI International)

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Max Planck Society


"The Max Planck Society (MPS) is Germany's most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 17 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists... The currently 80 Max Planck Institutes conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck Institutes focus on research fields that are particularly innovative, or that are especially demanding in terms of funding or time requirements.

History of MPS:

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology


  • Masdar Institute of Science and Technology opened on September 6th, 2009 with 170 students from 32 countries;
  • There are fourty-two faculty members recruited from the world’s leading universities ;
  • Seven two-year MSc programs in engineering and science are currently offered;
  • Over 30 diverse research projects are currently underway (patents pending);
  • Research partnerships have been setup with several world leading companies;
  • Masdar fellowship partners include Imperial College London UK), Tokyo Inst. of Technology (Japan), U. of Waterloo (Canada).

Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)


The Indian Institutes of Technology (Hindi: भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, IITs) are a group of autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institutes of higher education under the administrative umbrella of a common IIT Council. The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when Sir Jogendra Singh of the Viceroy's Executive Council set up a committee for the creation of Higher Technical Institutions for post-war industrial development in India. The first IIT was founded in May 1950 in Kharagpur. The President of India acts as the ex officio Visitoris, the top person in the IIT organisational structure.