The Future of Generative AI in Education Thursday 5th October

Dubai Campus
Thursday 5 October 2023 (14:30-17:30)
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Join us for "The Future of Generative AI in Education" on Thursday 5th October​.

Whichever direction generative AI takes in the future, one thing is certain – youth and education will be at its heart. Ahead of the Dubai AI Assembly, the University of Birmingham Dubai is bringing its global network and expertise to bear on key challenges – and opportunities – relating to generative AI.  

The University of Birmingham Dubai is convening students, academics, as well as public and private sector leaders to take on the biggest questions around generative AI. As well as challenging the UAE’s brightest young minds to apply generative AI to real world tasks, pushing its known boundaries, the university will provide young people with a platform to discuss AI with leading government figures and business luminaries.  

This event will be hosted at our smart campus, inaugurated by HH Sheikh Hamdan. On 5th October, the campus will transform into a hive conversation and ideas as youth rally – alongside decision makers – to make their contribution to the UAE’s emergence as the global centre for AI.      


  • 08.00 - 14:30 - DubAI Student Challenge*
  • 14.30 - 15.00 - Arrival and refreshments 
  • 15.00 - 16.30 - Guests join us in the Auditorium for the circle discussion followed by audience Q&A
  • 16.30 - 16.45 - DubAI Student Challenge winners announced
  • 16.45 - 17.30 - Networking and refreshments

*If you would like to participate in the DubAI Student Challenge, you can find more information and register here

Meet our experts

Kashif_cropDr Kashif Rajpoot PhD, MSc, SFHEA

Deputy Head of School of Computer Science Dubai
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr Kashif Rajpoot is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus. He is the Deputy Head of School of Computer Science (for Dubai) at the University of Birmingham. He has been affiliated with the University of Birmingham since 2016. Kashif completed his PhD from the University of Oxford, in 2009, and possesses more than 15 years of academic experience.

His research focuses on Medical AI in developing solutions for data science problems in healthcare and medicine. He has published more than 60 articles in highly reputed venues and his work has made key contributions in the Medical AI field.

He is passionate in supporting the development of new generation of AI and data science professionals. 


Dr Ruchit Agrawal

Assistant Professor in Computer Sciece
Head of Computer Science Outreach

Dr Ruchit Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and Head of Computer Science Outreach at the University of Birmingham Dubai. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Oxford, where he worked on building robust Artificial Intelligence models for Healthcare. He received his PhD in Computer Science under the prestigious Marie-Curie scholarship from the Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Agrawal is an expert in AI and Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning. He has published several research papers in leading journals and reputed international conferences of his domain. He has delivered various invited talks on generative AI at eminent organisations and has strong collaborative links with industry and academia alike.

Picture1Dr Noshaba Anbreen

Assistant Professor in Education 

Dr Anbreen supports prospective and early career teachers in critically exploring the relationship between pedagogy, policy and practice as the programme lead of the DfE accredited iQTS programme. Noshaba has also worked with teachers in the UK, Pakistan, Qatar and Malaysia and has a particular interest in innovating teacher training through digital education. As Academic Digital lead at the Dubai campus, Noshaba has supported faculty in continuous professional development of digital skills to support delivery of accessible and inclusive learning experiences. She is currently pursuing a PhD exploring Digital pedagogy in Teacher Education and has research interests which include Teacher Digital Competency and Digital Literacy. 

SaqrSaqr Bin Ghalib

Executive Director, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office




Hamad Al ShirawiHamad Al Shiraw

Director of Dubai Assembly for Generative AI, Dubai Future Foundation 

With over 12 years of experience in international business engagement, driving business development strategies, economic relations, sponsorships, partnerships, project management, networking, business continuity, and international representations, Hamad has a strong engagement ability to lead and build relationships, align strategic direction of investors and build credible platforms that can consistently contribute to the changing demands and plans of an organization.

Hamad has been part of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) since July 2022. He is the Director of Projects, leading on initiatives such as the inaugural Dubai Metaverse Assembly, and playing a key role in the delivery of the DFF's flagship event, the Dubai Future Forum.