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Cooperation on AI with Egyptian Higher Education Institutions Discussed By MBZUAI Delegation

A senior delegation from the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level research-based artificial intelligence (AI) university, mentioned potential collaboration possibilities with Egypt’s academic institutions in the course of a current visit to the country. Organized by Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the UAE Embassy in Cairo, the delegation highlighted the significance of the exchange of students and expertise in the field of AI, to provide reciprocal advantages for the UAE and Egypt.

Led by Professor Ling Shao, Executive Vice President and Provost, Assistant Professor Dr. Hang Dai, and Reem Al Orfali, Director of Student Affairs, the MBZUAI delegation met with representatives from the Supreme Council of Universities to show the breadth of the University’s education and research facilities. The meeting emphasized the value of enabling both countries’ plans to improve AI potential for monetary and societal empowerment.

Discussions with the Supreme Council of Universities, as well as University deans, head of departments, and faculty members in the course of the visit blanketed joint research projects that would similarly the use of AI in healthcare and Arabic language processing amongst other fields, developing joint AI labs and a collaborative AI competition, replacing professors, co-advising students, and the potential for summer and winter schools in AI, as well as exploring the scope for providing dual or joint degrees.

The delegation stated MBZUAI’s eagerness to work with Egypt’s universities as a collaborator and co-advisor, inviting educators to take benefit of the University’s strong faculty and research capabilities.

Professor Ling Shao, Executive Vice President and Provost, MBZUAI, said: “Artificial Intelligence has an essential role to play in constructing sustainable communities and sustained monetary growth. Partnerships are an integral component of attaining this. A collaborative strategy to AI hassle solving and education will empower society’s prowess, something that is at the core of what the University aspires to achieve.”

In addition, the delegation visited Cairo University, Ain Shams University, A.U.C University, and Alexandria University, to show off the University’s Master’s and Doctorate programs. Egyptian students presently enrolled in relevant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields – such as engineering and computer science – had the possibility to learn more about the University, which will welcome its first class of graduate students in August 2020.

MBZUAI will offer Master of Science (MSc) and PhD level programs while also engaging policymakers and companies across the world so that AI is harnessed as a force for positive transformation. The University has already begun the process of vetting the applications for the 2020 intake, with over 1,000 applications reviewed and in the last stage of evaluation.

Graduate students can apply to MBZUAI through the University’s website for 2020 registration. The first class of graduate students will begin coursework at MBZUAI’s Masdar City campus in August 2020.

The University will provide all admitted students with a full scholarship, plus advantages such as a monthly allowance, health insurance, and accommodation. MBZUAI will work with leading local and global companies to secure internships, and will also assist students in finding employment opportunities.




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