The world's first graduate-level university for the study of artificial intelligence is set to open in September 2020.
The news comes amid projections that the global business value derived from AI will reach almost $4 trillion by 2022.
Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) will be based in Abu Dhabi and is named after His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the UAE's capital. It promises to give students and faculty members access to leading AI systems as well as state-of-the-art facilities.
In a video address H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chair of the Board of Trustees of MBZUAI said that the university is "an open invitation from the United Arab Emirates to the world to further harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence."
MSc and PhD-level programs will be offered in key areas including computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing. Internships will also be able with local and global companies.
This new seat of learning will be for both local and international students, and registration is open now. Among the entry requirements are a high proficiency in English and a completed degree or equivalent from an accredited university or college recognized by the UAE's Ministry of Education.
The first class is slated to start in September 2020 at the Masdar City Campus.
All admitted students will receive a full scholarship, accommodation, health insurance and a monthly allowance.
For more details and to register, click here.