World’s first AI university, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence honors inaugural graduates

Masters in Computer Vision and Machine Learning collect their degrees at a historic UAE ceremony

Abu DhabiUAE, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — At Mohammed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) Abu Dhabicelebrated its opening beginning in January 30 With 52 students from 24 countries, pursuing master’s degrees in the key AI areas of computer vision and machine learning.

The event was attended by His Highness Sheikh Theeb Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al JaberMinister of Industry and Advanced Technology of the UAE, President-Elect COP28 Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UAE and MBZUAI; HE Bruno Le MaireFrench Minister of Economy and Finance and other dignitaries.

After the ceremony, MBZUAI organized an AI and Sustainability Symposium where AI experts discussed next-generation solutions to drive sustainability. Professor Eric JingChairman of MBZUAI and university professor joined the professor Daniella RossDirector of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Dr MIT and member of the Board of Trustees of MBZUAI as well Phil Blunsom, Chief Scientist at Cohere.AI, and Professor at Oxford. The panel was moderated by Prof Timothy BaldwinMBZUAI Acting Provost.

“When MBZUAI was founded by our leadership in 2019, its mission was clear: and that is to use the power of artificial intelligence to advance global progress”. Al Jaber said “MBZUAI was specifically designed to be a catalyst for research in many fields, including business, IT, energy, transportation, education and healthcare and sustainability – and you, MBZUAI’s inaugural graduating class, will be the pioneers in helping turn that research into reality.”

At commencement, 63% of the inaugural class has confirmed employment, with Ph.D. placements, paid internships or startups; And 91% will remain in the UAE. Female students represent about 35% of the total class.

HE Bruno Le MaireThe French Minister of Economy and Finance said: “France And the UAE has a long and well-established diplomatic relationship, based on strong strategic, cultural, trade and economic ties, which will grow closer in the coming decades as our two nations continue to explore ways to leverage technology for improvement. of our countries. AI is a key technology in which France And the UAE will collaborate over the next decade.”

“As a foundation for technological competition in artificial intelligence, MBZUAI is committed to conducting transformative research, developing cutting-edge technology, and training creative and hard-working talent,” said Professor Jing. “We want our graduates to push the boundaries of knowledge and technology and be empowered by the knowledge gained from the university to serve society.”


MBZUAI is a graduate, research university that focuses on AI, computer science, and digital technologies in industrial fields. The university aims to empower students, businesses and governments to advance AI as a global force for positive progress. For more information, visit

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