June 6, 2017

These are the college courses you should take according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates took to Twitter to share his advice for the class of 2017. The richest man in the world urged fresh graduates to “start fighting inequity, whether down the street or around the world, sooner.” Moreover, he also suggested that people should choose peers that encourage them to grow and improve, like what his wife Melinda does to him.

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The entirety of his advice wasn’t strictly for the college graduates. He hinted on the fields which have the potential to shape the future. This could be helpful for incoming freshmen who still don’t know what course to take.

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Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science that deals with creation of machines capable of cognitive functions. In short, AI practitioners build robots. The field is exceptionally significant today because experts agree that machines will soon change the landscape of various industries, ranging from entertainment to national security.

If you’re an incoming college student whose interest lies in this field, you may want to check out New York University Abu Dhabi’s Computer Science program.


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Energy studies is a fairly new field of engineering that deals with extraction, conversion, and responsible use of energy. Energy technology and engineering practitioners ensure that energy resources are responsibly and efficiently managed to avoid scarcity and conflict.

There are various universities in UAE that offer full and certificate programs in Energy. Some of the most renowned are University of Sharjah, Heriot-Watt University, and Khalifa University.


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People who are passionate about nature and living organisms will feel at home in Bioscience studies. Most institutions most commonly refer to it as Biology. Students have the option to specialize in branches such as Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Ecology, or Genetics, among others. Interested students will not have a hard time choosing a university that hosts the degree program as the discipline has been around for a long time.

Bioscience graduates are not just confined to laboratories—your family doctor, the researcher you saw on television, and even your municipality’s urban planner—all of them could be degree holders of Bioscience.


Keep in mind that whatever field you pursue has the power to improve life’s current conditions. It’s not a matter of choosing wisely, but it’s how you utilize the choice you decided to settle with.