Developing Curricula for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


Thursday, October 27, 2022 - The Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), represented by the Faculties of Engineering and Computer and Information Technology, organized a seminar on the DeCAIR project and the importance of AI technologies in the presence of a number of faculty members and university students.

The seminar addressed a number of themes, most notably: clarifying the concept of artificial intelligence and its importance in various fields, current and future developments in the field of artificial intelligence technologies and their applications, in addition to patterns of artificial intelligence, the importance of robotics in the fields of science and technology, the relationship of artificial intelligence to digital transformation, as well as current and future trends in artificial intelligence.

The seminar featured talks by the Dean of the College of Engineering, Prof. Hanan Al-Nimri, and the Dean of the College of Computer and Information Technology, Prof. Dr. Mounir Bani Yassin related to JUST role in embracing the AI field.

The DeCAIR Project coordinator, Prof. Gheith Abandah, gave a presentation about the DeCAIR project goals and that it aims to qualify experts in artificial intelligence and robotics through a master’s program in artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Jordan and a new bachelor’s program in Engineering Intelligent systems at Tafileh Technical University (TTU), in addition to the development of courses in artificial intelligence and robotics for six bachelor's programs and five master's programs in Jordanian and Lebanese partner universities including JUST which is a key project partner.

In turn, the project coordinator at the university, Dr. Ahmed Batayneh, provided information about the importance of the DeCAIR project to graduate students at JUST university, and about the project lab equipment that JUST will receive during the coming period and supported through this project. He said that the DeCAIR project comes in response to the variables of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the emergence of artificial intelligence and robotics techniques.

Dr. Omar Al-Zoubi, the project participant, spoke with a group of university professors about the training courses available through the project, and about ways of cooperation between departments in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics.​