UJ Holds Kick-off Meeting of DeCAIR Project
Thursday, February 11, 2021 
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The kick-off meeting of the "Development Curricula for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (DeCAIR)" project was virtually held recently.
 
This project, which  is supported by the European Union (EU) within the Erasmus Plus programme, is coordinated by the University of Jordan (UJ) and includes five European partner universities from Germany, Italy, Spain, and Greece and two universities from Lebanon, in addition to Jordan University of Science and Technology and Tafila Technical University from Jordan.
 
The three-year project aims to develop and update artificial intelligence and robotics (AIR) courses in computer engineering and mechatronics engineering for both the current bachelor's and master's programs.
 
Moreover, the project aims to design and build a new master's program in AIR at UJ, and a new bachelor's program in Intelligent Systems at Tafila Technical University, in addition to building the capacities of faculty members, technical assistants and students in AIR through the transfer of European expertise, and networking with various related companies, institutions and universities, as well as the development of new AIR laboratories, and strengthening cooperation with local, regional and European companies to apply AIR technologies.
 
During the meeting, DeCAIR General Coordinator, Prof. Gheith Abandah from the University of Jordan, presented a general summary of the project, which included the objectives and importance of DeCAIR.
 
Abandah also reviewed the main stages of implementing the project, the main work packages of the project and their distribution among the partners to guarantee the best possible results. Furthermore, the coordinators of the ten partners gave overviews about their universities and their capabilities, especially in the field of AIR.
 
It is worth noting that the world is witnessing rapid progress in AIR, as local and global markets are seeing a strong demand for qualified professionals in the field.
 
Thirty-three participants attended the meeting, including representatives from each of the ten partner universities, a representative of the Erasmus Plus office in Jordan, and a representative of the Erasmus Plus office in Lebanon.
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