United Arab Emirates: Mohamed Bin Zayed University for artificial intelligence leads the Arab world, 30th globally


In the areas that MBZUAI is currently focusing on – artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing – the university ranks 30th in the world, ahead of several renowned research universities in the world such as the University of Michigan, Georgia Tech and University of Toronto in North America; Imperial College London, EPFL, Max Planck Society in Europe; University of Tokyo, Seoul National University and University of Sydney in Asia-Pacific.

MBZUAI can now claim to be the highest ranked CS (computer science) institution in the Arab World, Middle East and Africa (CSR ranking includes Israel as part of Europe).

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies and Chairman of MBZUAI, said: “In 2019, Abu Dhabi established the world’s first university dedicated to AI research with the aim of improving and to benefit from advanced technological capabilities in line with our leaders’ vision for the future and the roadmap set out in the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031. Today, MBZUAI reached an important milestone as it was ranked 30th globally by CSRankings in AI, computer vision, machine learning, and natural language processing, placing it alongside elite, global research universities.

According to the organization’s website, CSRanking or Computer Science rankings are designed to identify institutions and professors actively engaged in research in a number of areas of computer science, based on the number of publications per professor that have appeared. at the most select conferences in each area of ​​computing.

CSRankings is considered a trusted source for rankings of institutions that conduct research in these areas of scientific research.

“Attracting this caliber of faculty speaks to our research ambitions and the freedom we provide to innovate. We are a new university, with a strong culture of scientific research which is reflected in the CSR rankings we have achieved in just two years. We will continue to create an unprecedented environment here in Abu Dhabi, to attract more talent and inspire impactful research as we grow at our own pace,” said Professor Eric Xing, Chairman of MBZUAI.

The university currently attracts world-class researchers in AI, computer science, data science, and related disciplines such as health, fintech, engineering, and social sciences. It is a graduate research center dedicated to advancing AI as a global force for humanity. The university was established in October 2019 and is led by Professor Eric Xing who works alongside 33 distinguished professors from organizations that top the CSRankings list. The university is committed to significant growth in the coming years.


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