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MBZUAI, the First AI University in the World

MBZUAI, the First AI University in the World

First AI University in the World

The days of talking about robotized learning in school or digitized classrooms is no more a concept of the future. In fact, with the rise in technology we are currently living the future, as Abu Dhabi announces the opening of the first graduate-level artificial intelligence university in the world. The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), is a research-based academic institution that offers specialized degree programs for local and international students in the field of Artificial Intelligence. With a view to support the advancement of scientific research, development transfer, and use of Artificial Intelligence through the introduction of MSc and Ph.D. programs that allow students to fulfill their intellectual potential in a state-of-the-art environment. MBZUAI aims to empower a new generation of artificial intelligence leaders with the help of excellent education and a different model of academics.

The university will start classes in September and has already received 1200 applications. The university offers full scholarship for all admitted students and many other benefits like, insurance, allowance and accommodation. The University offers graduate level students a range of postgraduate degrees, focusing on key areas like Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing. To harness AI responsibly for positive transformation, MBZUAI will also engage policymakers and businesses around the world. The admitted students will be assisted with employment opportunities and will receive internship in global and local companies.

The university’s vision is to Drive excellence in knowledge creation, transfer and the use of AI to foster economic growth, while positioning Abu Dhabi as a hub for the international AI community. They aim to ensure that every student who studies at MBZUAI has an exceptional and distinctive learning experience. They follow a cohesive, inclusive and personalized approach to enhance the student’s experience. Research is a core component of the standalone university’s operating model that fosters a number of research partnerships with the most prestigious universities in the world in the field of AI.

Until the end of 2030, AI is expected to hike up the world’s gross domestic product by 14%. Hence it is very important to lead the market with such innovative inventions. The UAE government has recognized the potential of artificial intelligence and has been continual adaptors of it. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is known for his unwavering commitment to enhance educational standards in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and raise them to be on par with the best international standards. The chairman of MBZUAI, His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, and Chair of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees, believes that Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the world as we know it. Despite being a relatively new technology, it has already enabled humanity to achieve breakthroughs that impact our daily lives, as well as the way governments and businesses function.

Their mission is to establish and continually evolve interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development capability in the field of AI, while educating students to be innovators and leaders with the breadth and depth of knowledge to grow technology and enterprise in the UAE and globally.

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