AGYA Summer School on Affordable Artificial Intelligence SAAI - سعي


Call for Participation

We are delighted to announce the upcoming AGYA Summer School on Affordable Artificial Intelligence (SAAI -سعي).

The AGYA Summer School is designed with the purpose of promoting both theoretical and experimental research in the field of Affordable Artificial Intelligence (AI). Through a carefully curated interdisciplinary curriculum, participants will explore the fundamental principles, potential applications, and the latest advancements in this dynamic scientific field with a multi-faceted focus engaging the academic fields of health, education and climate change. One of the most significant features of this occasion is the seamless blending of talented students with a community of renowned international experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence. 

By facilitating direct interactions and engaging discussions, the AGYA Summer School will foster an intellectually stimulating environment, encouraging the exchange of ideas and the exploration of innovative research paths. Moreover, the Summer School will serve as an exceptional platform for international and interdisciplinary networking. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with peers and professionals from different countries, establishing valuable relationships that may extend well beyond the confines of the event.

The Summer School takes place at the University of Bonn, a vibrant campus and hub of knowledge exchange in Germany. High-ranking international speakers and trainers, among them AGYA members and alumnae/i, will train the participants in the highly innovative field of Artificial Intelligence through an interdisciplinary lens.

The event is open for under-/ graduate students from all disciplines of the technical, life, natural, social sciences and humanities as well as the arts with a particular research interest in Artificial Intelligence from a university/research institution in Germany or any Arab country and with an excellent command of English.


The Summer School is dedicated to crafting teaching course modules that are not only informed by the latest AI developments but also finely tuned to the specific needs and resource limitations of low-income countries in the MENA region. This integrative program, which takes place over the course of three days will equip participants with the necessary knowledge of the latest affordable AI technologies to address common challenges in their respective fields in Germany and the Arab world. The modules center on the following topics:

AI Focus:

  • Python
    Participants will acquire proficiency in Python, a widely used programming language in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  • Mathematics & Statistics
    Participants will develop a strong foundation in various fields of statistics and mathematics, which are essential for understanding and working with AI and machine learning algorithms.

  • Analytical Thinking
    The Summer School will enhance participants’ analytical thinking skills, which are crucial for problem-solving in AI and machine learning.

Interdisciplinary Focus:

The program offers insights into the AI applications and uses in these fields in addition to hands-on training.

  • AI & Health

  • AI & Robotics

  • AI & Climate Change 


With participation from diverse academic backgrounds, we foster knowledge transfer and collaborative learning among approximately 30 students and graduates, and 12 faculty members from Germany and Arab countries.

Eligible for participation are:

  • Under-/ Graduate Students from all disciplines with a particular research interest in AI.

  • Students affiliated with a university or research institution in Germany or any Arab country.

  • with an excellent command of the English language. 

    Join us as we embark on this journey to shape the future of AI, making it accessible and affordable for all!

Members in Charge

While the Summer School is a project by the AGYA Working Groups Innovation and Health & Society, the main organizer is AGYA member Prof. Dr. Shadi Albarqouni from the University Hospital Bonn, University of Bonn, and Helmholtz AI in Germany.

How to apply?

Please fill out the online application form

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application in English until 29 May 2024. All applications will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary scientific committee. Selected applicants will be informed on 05 June 2024 at the latest. 

Important Dates

  • 29 May 2024: Submission deadline

  • 05 June 2024: Notification of selected applicants

  • 22-26 July 2024: AGYA Summer School on Affordable AI in Bonn, Germany

    For more information and frequently asked questions please refer to the summer school website.

    The accommodation and travel costs for accepted participants will be covered by AGYA. Funding is still subject to approval.

About Albarqouni Lab

Albarqouni Lab, established in 2020 and located at the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Bonn, University of Bonn and Helmholtz AI, aims to develop the next generation of AI in Medicine, specifically computational imaging algorithms with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) models to improve the clinical workflow for patients, radiologists, and healthcare professionals. The lab is affiliated with the Munich School for Data Science (MUDS), the Medical Imaging Centre Bonn (MIB), and the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS).

The research at the Albarqouni Lab focuses on three main areas: computational medical imaging, federated learning in healthcare, and affordable AI and healthcare.