IIE to help MBZUAI recruit foreign students

IIE to help MBZUAI recruit foreign students

UAE’s MBZUAI has enlisted the help of IIE to increase global enrolment of foreign scholarship students for its master and PhD artificial intelligence (AI) programmes.

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, a research-based artificial intelligence university, has partnered with the New York-based Institute of International Education (IIE), an organisation formed to manage scholarships and develop training and leadership programmes, for international student recruitment.

The UAE-based university hopes to augment its academic community for its inaugural classes, which it recently launched, in order to attract foreign students with diverse opportunities.

MBZUAI was established in Abu Dhabi last year, in what was billed as a “world first” for artificial intelligence studies and claims to be a one of its kind university in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision.

Based in the Masdar City community in Abu Dhabi, the university says it wants to direct researchers and scholars from all over the globe to promote the area as a regional hub for technological advancements.

MBZUAI wants IIE to help create global awareness about the university

MBZUAI is collaborating with IIE to help them implement its international student recruitment strategy.

Representatives from IIE have said they will meet with different bodies as well as stakeholders to create awareness about the university’s programme and will represent them at launch events all over the world.

Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of IIE, said: “As the world confronts challenges like COVID-19, landmark global investments in Artificial Intelligence and research remain more important than ever. 

“We look forward to the opportunity to partner with MBZUAI to build interest in this programme.

“Artificial intelligence will change the way that we interact with the world and Abu Dhabi’s efforts to become a leader for innovation through the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030—based on a commitment to promoting international educational exchange—will benefit the entire region.”

Full funding available for foreign students who meet MBZUAI academic criteria

Full funding is available for students who gain admission in these programmes, as long as they continue to meet the criteria of academic performance set by the university and comply with its code of conduct.

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chair of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees, stated: “The University is an open invitation from Abu Dhabi to the world to unleash AI’s extraordinary potential. Our purpose is to empower students, businesses, and governments to advance artificial intelligence as a global force for positive progress.

“In addition to being a world-class educational institution, we intend for MBZUAI to become a global advocate for the use of AI as force for good.”

The scholarship will cover many aspects which will include health insurance and monthly stipends as well. 

MBZUAI will have a multinational faculty as well as career advisors who will help students secure internships and possible job placements after graduation.

The joint statement from MBZUAI and IIE revealed that their target regions for student recruitment will be Latin America, North Africa and the Levant, South and Southeast Asia, China and East Asia, and Russia and Central Asia.

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Zahra Hamdani - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Zahra Hamdani is an Ireland-based reporter for Global Education Times who focuses on European and South Asian education news. When she is not writing for GET News, Zahra is a school-teacher and educationist with experience in both Primary and Secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Pakistan.

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