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142 Students Selected for World's First AI University in Abu Dhabi

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 16 August 2023
142 Students Selected for World's First AI University in Abu Dhabi

Since its founding in 2019, Abu Dhabi's Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) has welcomed its largest and most diverse class. MBZUAI is the first graduate-level AI research-focused university in the world.

Out of more than 4,000 candidates, 142 students were chosen for its most recent batch. The new students, 95 of whom are pursuing master's degrees and 47 of whom are seeking doctoral degrees in computer vision (CV), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP), come from 34 different countries. 

The number of students at the university has nearly doubled with the addition of this most recent batch.

According to rankings from CSRankings, QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and US News & World Report's Best Colleges Ranking, 22 students came from among the top 100 universities in the world.

Additionally, by accepting students from nations including Armenia, Bulgaria, Dominica, Libya, Serbia, and Uruguay, MBZUAI broadened its worldwide influence.

The university's reputation for diversity and inclusion, along with its placement in the top 20 universities worldwide in the fields of AI, CV, ML, and NLP on the CSRankings, are important factors in bringing international students to MBZUAI.

Professor Timothy Baldwin, MBZUAI’s Acting Provost said, "The university is dedicated to harnessing the power of technology to address real-world challenges, and this diverse cohort of students is crucial to contribute to the advancement of AI and its positive impact on society and industry."

"We are fostering the next generation of leaders in this transformative field and will proudly see them deliver an AI-centric positive impact on the world in healthcare, climate, and education, among other areas," he further added.

In order to address the soaring demand for computer science and robotics, which are estimated to reach market sizes of $225 billion and $140 billion, respectively, by 2030, MBZUAI created two new departments and four related graduate programs in July.