World’s First Artificial Intelligence University is to open in 2020

In a race to the development and gear up for next-level advancement in technology & science, UAE is all set to open the world’s First AI University.


This is going to be based in Masder city, Abu Dhabi. It got its name as Muhammad bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

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This university is said to be the first-ever graduate-level AI Research and development-based institution.

It is going to offer a special degree to students from national as well as International level. The university is going to unleash probably in August 2020. 

World’s First Highest Education on Artificial Intelligence 

MBZUAI’s main motto is to lead the current students and represent them as leaders in the future. The university is all set to train students in the field of AI research, such that each gets an in-depth knowledge and training.

The university has also made a partnership with Abu Dhabi-based Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence, as they are going to design the curriculum for the students.

UAE is heading to transform learning space into machine-learning artificial intelligence & application of advanced intelligence. 

More than 1000 students enrolling in the University 

With the news rolling out on the internet about this amazing university going to establish and open soon. It is rumored that more than 230 students have already completed applying to attend this year’s course.

And this estimation came into notice, less than 2 weeks after the UAE announced the university plan. And now for about 1000 students apply for making a position in the university as a student.

This graduate-level institute has seen a large number of applications are currently put which will go through processing.

Students & teachers Access to World’s Advance AI system 

This AI university in UAE will introduce a brand-new model for academics. It will also guide students deep into the research field of Artificial intelligence.

This establishment has promised that staff which includes teachers and professors. Along with students who will enroll in the university are going to get an exposure to the world’s most advanced level, AI system which is existing.Artificial Intelligence


The university will bring AI discipline, and empower creative individuals to lead the future with AI advancement. And turn the future into the AI era, with excellence. 

Six Programs Available with Scholarships 

As the university is highly dedicated to expertise for AI & research, one can expect programs that are designed only considering AI in the mind.

Students will be trained to next-level technology & advancement, such that one can see the future leading to a better way. There is an availability of a total of Six programs in Master of Science and a Ph.D. in the area of Artificial Intelligence.

As well as scholarships will be provided to students, so they learn better, educate themselves and create a pioneer of success.

The study program will be offering 3 main specialization which belongs to the field of Machine learning, Computer vision & Natural Language Processing.

Admitted Students Granted Higher Privilege

Artificial Intelligence University has begun accepting the applications for masters & Ph.D. and the first-ever class schedule is expected to happen in September 2020.

In a bid to make an appealing program for the students, there are many facilities and benefits that a student is expected to get, after being a part of the university.

Students from all across the world, and of any background can enroll themselves. The program also states that all students will be granted the privilege to complete and educate themselves with a full scholarship, including 100& of tuitions as an addon and a monthly stipend will also be provided.

Many other benefits are not started yet but are expected to roll out anytime soon. The details on application guidelines are provided on the official portal of the University online. 

AI could contribute $16 trillion to the global economy

We can see how the future is turning into an advance space, and one of the leading reasons could be this university.

AI is sure going to transform the global economy by 2030. UAE could easily witness that almost 14 percent of the UAE’s gross domestic product (GDP) will seem to come from AI. And AI could contribute $16 trillion to the global economy.

Top International Experts to become Member

Experts such as Michael Brady, Professor of Oncological Imaging at the University of Oxford and Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, who is the Dean of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences of Tsinghua University. Also, Professor Anil K. Jain, a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University.Artificial Intelligence University in abudhabi

With that, the list continues to add top experts like Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, a Technology Executive and Venture Capitalist based in Beijing. Not just them but, Professor Daniela Rus, Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

And Peng Xiao, CEO of Group 42 are all said to become a member of the university board. Each reflects an Internationally high-profile designation and thus, UAE feels proud to consider them as the top heads of the University.  

AI creates growth to career opportunities 

With the current advancement and learning in robotics & automation, many jobs will be seen as an outcome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

It happened at an earlier time and it is happening again. Although there will be many jobs based on machine only, new job opportunities will start up, and created for students to show their skills.


This also will be influenced by learning and developing new skills for the new job posts. Creating new and refine career opportunities is possible to be seen in almost every sector.

MBZUAI is said to help students to get into this career field, support students in all possible ways to reach out to newer opportunities.