MBZUAI Announced Academic Year To Start In January 2021

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level artificial intelligence (AI) university in Abu Dhabi has announced that its first academic year will start from January 2021, due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to postpone the session was made keeping the safety of students and staff in mind.  The decision was announced during the Board of Trustees meeting that took place over the video conference on July 5th, 2020.

The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, UAE Minister of State, and attended by MBZUAI Interim President, along with other international faculty members.

His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said, “The University is eager and ready to welcome our first cohort of students from around the world, however, given the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, the decision to start the academic year in 2021 been made in the best interest of the prospective students, faculty, and staff, whose health and wellbeing is our top priority. We want our students to be able to focus on their studies and research, and take full advantage of the world-class education that they will receive at the MBZUAI campus.”