Research Paper

AI in Higher Ed: Hype, Harm, or Help - KSA/UAE Edition

In today’s dynamic landscape of higher education, the emergence and integration of artificial intelligence (AI) have brought forth both incredible opportunities
and complex challenges. As universities embrace this new age, the intertwining perspectives of students and university leaders on AI’s role within academia are paramount to navigating this transformative journey effectively.

Understanding the unique viewpoints of students and university leadership — the key stakeholders — is vital in capitalising on the potential of AI while addressing potential ethical, pedagogical, and operational challenges.

Anthology conducted a global survey of more than 5,000 higher education leaders and current students in eleven countries to provide context and perspective from students and leaders about the opportunities, challenges, adoption, and impact of artificial intelligence across a number of areas.

Our study reveals intriguing insights that spotlight the need for a collaborative approach regarding AI to help enrich the educational experience and ensure future-ready graduates.

This report focuses on the responses from students and university leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, including where there are significant differences compared to their counterparts in other countries.