Kafr al-Sheikh University in Egypt’s north Delta has decided to establish the first artificial intelligence college in Egypt. Enrollment will start for the academic year 2019-2020.
This comes within the university’s efforts to develop its programmes along highest quality standards to meet futuristic needs and prepare students for the future job market, Head of the Kafr al-Sheikh University board Maged al-Qamari said. The university’s main purpose, he explained, was to contribute to building the knowledge economy in line with the vision of Egypt 2030’s sustainable development.
Dr Qamari said that AI represented the new wave of smart services which the country’s future infrastructure will rely on to achieve the knowledge economy.
He said that AI has grown to affect all daily life activities, hence the university’s keenness to include it in its educational programmes.
“Educational systems are expected to undergo root changes in the future through AI,” Dr Qamari said, “and this will involve students, professors, as well as the educational climate and curricula. The student will no longer be a receiver, but will metamorphose into an active participant in the knowledge creation process.”
22 January 2019