17 October 2021

The Abu Dhabi School of Government and MBZUAI sign agreement at GITEX on AI programs

Institutions signed an MoU outlining collaboration on the development of high-level, joint training programs that aim to foster knowledge exchange and enhance insights about artificial intelligence

The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) and the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) are partnering to develop a specialized learning journey on artificial intelligence (AI) providing the UAE’s leadership with valuable insights and skills for the future.

Signed on the first day of GITEX2021, the agreement sees the development of unique, joint training programs fostering knowledge exchange in the area of AI, while also aligning with the wider strategy of the UAE’s wise leadership.

The joint programs will include executive AI programs, as well as data science and AI for different sectors of activities, to name a few. As part of the agreement, ADSG and MBZUAI will also offer practical seminars and workshops on key areas of research in AI.

MBZUAI and ADSG have recently collaborated on key government-specific training programs and ADSG will be responsible for recruiting government executives to join the programs.

At ADSG, our aim is to provide learning journeys that will further strengthen Abu Dhabi government employees’ capabilities and competencies, as well as contribute to the sustainable development of UAE’s knowledge economy. This collaboration comes as part of our efforts to support Abu Dhabi’s digitalization agenda and to deepen insights on AI in the emirate through our world-class programs and initiatives.

H.E. Mohamed Gheyath Mohammed, Acting Director-General at ADSG

His Excellency added: “Our partnership with MBZUAI is a longstanding one and we have built a sustainable relationship together to have an understanding of what is needed in the fast-paced world of AI and we value their expertise in the domains of research and information that serves the goals and vision of the Emirates and the UAE’s government sectors.”

Commenting on the partnership, Professor Eric Xing, President of MBZUAI said: “We are pleased to be partnering again with ADSG, as their commitment to realizing the vision of the UAE government is a truly valuable one. We are proud to be aligned with their efforts on knowledge transfer and we look forward to working together to inject our research function and offer the kind of expertise and resources that will bolster their efforts.”

MBZUAI aims to establish and continually evolve interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development capability in the field of AI, while educating students to be innovators and leaders with the breadth and depth of knowledge to grow technology and enterprise in the UAE and globally.

As the leading platform for enhancing competencies and human capital in the Emirate, the ADSG is responsible for creating and offering diverse learning opportunities based on the best international practices that are in line with the needs, vision, and aspirations of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.


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