CAIRO - 21 July 2019: Egypt inaugurated the first ever artificial intelligence (AI) faculty in Kafr El Sheikh University. The class of 2019/2020 will be its first as it accepts students who had math as concentration in high school.
The AI faculty offers a bachelor degree in industrial sciences and the duration of the study is four years.
Kafr El Sheikh University President Maged al-kamary stated that the new faculty was established in collaboration with UAE’S Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) to produce skilled labor in the sector of smart systems.
Kamary clarified that the university seeks to introduce modern specializations such as nanotechnology, AI, internet of things (IoT) and human development. That is in addition to adopting new teaching methods that are both interactive and rely on digital technology. Egypt targets that AI composes 7.7 percent of its GDP in 2030, Kafr El Sheikh University president clarified.
Kafr El Sheikh University encompasses 22 faculties, and was founded in 2006.