Europeans have finally new opportunities to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Funded through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom programme, top-level universities, SMEs and research centres joined forces to design four brand new high-quality Master programmes on AI.
Building on the expertise of the partners in the consortia, four high-level Master programmes have been developed, focusing on human centric AI, AI ethics, AI for public sector and AI in healthcare. Students will have the opportunity to follow courses provided by the best experts in the field in different EU countries. The programmes will follow a highly practical approach that will offer hands-on experiences, opportunities to work closely with business partners and to learn on real case studies. Graduates will receive diploma issued by the universities that take part in the consortium.
Four brand-new high-quality Masters in AI
The four Master Programmes that will train hundreds of students in AI and specific AI applications are:
- Master on AI for public services (AI4Gov): the goal of this Master is to train public service professionals with AI skills, aiming to increase the level of highly specialised digital skills in this field. It will prepare leaders for the uptake of AI in the public sector. Students will be awarded a joint master’s degree from Technical University of Madrid and Polytechnic University of Milan. The first edition of the programme has been launched in 2021 and the second edition is open for registrations until 31 May 2022.
- Human Centered AI Master: a new Master with a strong focus on ethical perspectives related AI, developed by four universities (Technological University Dublin, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, University of Naples Federico II and Budapest University of Technology and Economics) together with three recognised SMEs and three Research Centres of Excellence. The programme will train future AI specialists, providing them with a strong knowledge on AI ethics and regulation, as well as relevant competences to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.
- Master in AI for Careers in the EU (MAI4CAREU): a Master created by the University of Cyprus that will train students in the latest AI development and applications. Along with this, new specific path on AI will be developed within the existing Master degrees in Computer Science of the Dresden University of Technology, University of Ruse and University of Bologna.
- eXplainable Artificial Intelligence in healthcare Management (xAIM): this master targets healthcare professionals, with the aim to tackle the lack of highly specialised digital skills in AI in this sector. It is designed for anyone interested in understanding the needs of eXplainable AI (xAI) in healthcare, with a particular focus on the exploitation of the possible AI applications. It will be delivered by the University of Pavia, consisting of 90 ECTS over 18 months.
These 4 Master programmes are a first step towards the development of the EU high-tech networks for digital skills and specialised education. With a total budget of €580 million for digital skills, the Digital Europe Programme will enhance the development of additional education and training opportunities in AI, data, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, cybersecurity and or other advanced digital technologies.