The robots are coming
I am always impressed by changes that continue to take place in Dubai. The country has taken a lead as the best place to get short term breaks with the cosmopolitan nature of the the emirate. Granted, that expatriates outnumber locals by a ratio of 5 to 1, but to have so much wealth in the middle of the dessert is a testimony that anything is possible with a lot of foresight and good money management skills.
Innovation is key
Many people now proudly calls Dubai home and there are no less that 15 daily direct flights from London alone to Dubai. For students, it is above vision, opportunities and the reality that you must never take anything for granted. As the world gets smaller, be prepared to have incredible adventures. Jobs may not always be where you want them to be, so be ready to go with the flow. There are opportunities in abundance for those adventurous and mobile enough to want to explore new frontiers.
Education of the future
There are so many universities including some of the top 100 universities in the world setting up in countries like Dubai, soon enough, there will be less international students coming to UK, especially after the historic Brexit vote and the politicians haggling about what to do next. Flexibility means that people can keep their jobs and study for international qualifications in their own countries.
Dubai has taken a lead in almost every aspect of innovation that money can buy including education. There are now several universities with their middle east base in Dubai. The news that Artificial intelligence (AI) is to make up around 30% of the workforce by 2030 must mean less travelling. Imagine having a robotic teacher in the class room. Here is an example
The class room of the future will not be in a physical building, it will be online and it will be different. For the universities paying huge amounts for their VC’s and top management, a time will come when the competition will be from universities that are visual and are built for the 22nd century, we have to be so far ahead to even stay still. Software like Moodle and Blackboard allow students not only to have their teachers in their own homes, they can have them at anytime and anywhere. The use of Artificial Intelligence and robotics may mean that even the role of teachers will be greatly reduced as AI can teach and be available 24 hours a day and every day of the year.
The future is full of incredible possibilities for those able to think outside the box and far into the future.