Abu Dhabi announced the establishment of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the first graduate-level, research-based AI University in the world on October 17, 2019. The program will cater to graduate students, businesses, and governments to advance artificial intelligence.
MBZUAI will introduce a new model of academia and research to the field of AI, providing students and faculty access to some of the world’s most advanced AI systems to unleash its potential for economic and societal development.
Over the next decade, AI is set to have a transformational impact on the global economy, with experts estimating that, by 2030, AI could contribute nearly $16 trillion to the global economy.
MBZUAI has collaborated with the Abu Dhabi-based Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI), a global force in excellence and leadership of AI research, for the supervision of PhD students and curriculum development. IIAI will also serve as a principal partner for collaborative research.
Graduate students can now apply to MBZUAI via the University’s website with registration set to open in August 2020. The first class of graduate students will begin coursework at MBZUAI’s Masdar City campus from September 2020.