Rose Luckin

Rose Luckin

Rose Luckin is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Universal Education, housed within the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings. She is an internationally respected academic and influential communicator across multiple stakeholders about the future of education and technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI). With over 25 years of experience, she is a recognized expert on AI in education, serving as an adviser to policymakers, governments, and industry globally.

She is a professor emeritus at University College London (UCL) and founder and CEO of Educate Ventures Research Limited, a company that provides training and consultancy to the education sector to help them leverage AI ethically and effectively.

Throughout her career, Luckin has held key leadership roles in academia, including serving on the director’s strategy group at the UCL Institute of Education from 2011-2015 and as pro-vice-chancellor, director of undergraduate studies for science and technology, and co-founding director of the human-centered technology research group at the University of Sussex from 2003-2006. She was creator and director of a Educate, a research incubator for education technology startups and subject matter experts at University College London from 2017-2020.

In recognition of her contributions, Luckin was honored as a leading woman in AI in education at the ASU-GSV AIR Show in 2024 and received the 2023 ISTE Impact Award, becoming the first person outside North America to receive their top honor. She was also awarded the International Francqui Chair in 2018 by the Francqui Foundation in Belgium and named one of the 20 most influential people in education in the 2017 Seldon List.

A prolific author, Luckin has published extensively in academic journals, books, and conference proceedings. Her 2018 book, “Machine Learning and Human Intelligence: The Future of Education for the 21st Century,” available in English and Mandarin, describes how AI can be effectively used to support teaching and learning. Her most recent book, “AI for Schoolteachers,” published in 2022, is an essential and accessible guide to AI for anyone involved in education.

As a highly sought-after speaker, Luckin regularly delivers keynotes and public lectures across the globe on AI, ethics, and the future of education. She engages with the public through a monthly column in the Times Educational Supplement and op-eds in the Financial Times, Guardian, and China Daily. Rose has also appeared on various media outlets, including BBC Radio 4, ITV News, and CNBC.

In addition to her academic and entrepreneurial roles, Luckin serves as an adviser to Cambridge University Press and Assessment and is co-founder of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education. She is also president of The Self-Managed Learning Centre in Brighton and sits on a range of advisory boards within the education and training sector.

Luckin holds a doctoral degree in cognitive and computing sciences and a first class Bachelor’s degree in AI and computer science, both from the University of Sussex. Prior to her academic career, she achieved Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

  • Past Positions

    • Special Adviser to the U.K. House of Commons Education Select Committee
    • Governor, St. Pauls School London, Education Committee Chair
    • Non-Executive Director, OSTC, London, Remuneration Committee Chair
    • President, International Society of Artificial Intelligence in Education
    • Member, Director's Strategy Group, UCL Institute of Education
    • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies for Science and Technology, University of Sussex
    • Co-Founder and Director, Human Centered Technology Research Group, University of Sussex
  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex
    • First Class Bachelor's Degree in AI and Computer Science, University of Sussex
    • Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers