The Petroleum Institute University and Research Center (PI) was established in 2001 in order to support the oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. In 15 years, the PI has become one of the leading teaching and research institution in the Middle East. Currently, the PI has more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 200 faculty. The PI’s sponsors and affiliates include the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and four major international oil companies that include BP, Japan Oil Development Company, Shell, and Total. The campus has modern instructional laboratories and classroom facilities. It also hosts a major research center, the ADNOC Research and Innovation Center (ADRIC) which began operation in July 2016. Research The modern research university has a dual mission: to educate its students, and to discover new knowledge through scholarship. These two missions enhance and inform one another: students at a research university in many instances are taught by the discoverers of the information. Explore the various research centers and facilities. Research & Development Implement an efficient research and development organization that will have the competencies to support faculty in all aspects of research project formulation and management in addition to facilitating the procurement and recruitment processes Key Objectives: Serve the national interests in oil and gas sectors Support the strategy of the ADNOC group of companies Support Government Initiatives Establish R&D at PI to help attract and train the next generation of scientists and engineers Gas Research Center The establishment of a Gas Processing and material Science Research Centre (the “GRC”) was officially launched at the Petroleum Institute in December 2010. The Centre is the outcome of an R&D agreement entered into by GASCO, ADNOC, Shell Abu Dhabi B.V., Total S.A. and Partex Gas Corporation. The GRC is owned by, and form part of, the Petroleum Institute. Funding for the development of the GRC is partly done through cash contributions of US$100 million by the three International Shareholders (ISH) Shell, Total and Partex over the term of the GASCO concession. Develop, build and strengthen the petroleum Institute’s Applied Research Capabilities and GASCO’s Technology Know-How to address current and emerging gas challenges and promote the safe and efficient operation of GASCO. Academic Academic Bridge Program The Academic Bridge Program aims to improve students' English skills. The program focuses on speaking, listening, reading and writing, and study skills. Our multi-national and highly qualified faculty is available to give ABP students all the support they need. Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering is an essential discipline in the production and processing of petroleum and natural gas. The Mechanical Engineering Program at the Petroleum Institute is designed to give students a rigorous education in the fundamentals of the science of engineering mechanics. It also provides specific training in applications of mechanical engineering in the oil and gas industries. The program incorporates extensive laboratory work which is used to reinforce the principles and concepts explored in the classroom. Petroleum Engineering The PEP curriculum is designed to adapt to the advances shaping the industry today. It blends the fundamentals of petroleum engineering and the business processes required to reach the very best solutions for operations in the field. Our unique program has the latest equipment and facilities, and special access to local companies. As a result, PEP graduates are prepared to succeed in real-life situations, and to develop meaningful careers. College of Arts & Sciences The College of Arts and Sciences offers common university-level coursework as well as the elective courses required by all Engineering Degree Programs. Students enter the College of Arts and Sciences following the successful completion of their language studies in the Academic Bridge Program (ABP) and take the requisite foundational courses before they start their engineering studies, which are all conducted in English. During their studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, students choose one of the six engineering departments to pursue an engineering degree program.