BEIRUT – The President of the American College of Know-how (AUT), Dr. Ghada Hinain, has declared the College’s determination to award an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (Doctorate Honoris Causa) to HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International (TAG.International) for his lifetime achievements within the service of humanity within the fields of data and innovation.
The awarding occurred throughout the graduation ceremony of 250 graduates within the presence of MP Simon Abi Ramia, consultant of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister-designate, Najib Mikati.
Dr. Hinain addressed the attendees on the ceremony saying: “We, on the College, have efficiently turned crises into factors of power, dedication and stable will for a vivid life. At present, regardless of the present disaster in Lebanon, and the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, political and financial clashes, regionally and internationally, we now have our youth who managed to mix science and know-how with nationwide values and ethics.”
She added that the youth of Lebanon are the true fortune, identification, civilization and legacy, noting that Lebanon is completely different from different international locations, and the world is in dire want of our nation, Lebanon.
For his flip Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the honoring of the Doctorate Diploma. He addressed the graduates and briefed them on his life story since his displacement from Palestine and his refuge in Lebanon, and the struggling he handed via which constituted the principle motive for excellence and success in constructing the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International, the world group for skilled companies, training and tech product, working in additional than 100 workplaces world wide.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, additional, known as on graduates to embrace innovation and innovations within the subject of data which is taken into account the important thing to overcoming all crises, noting that innovation is just not restricted to anybody, and a single inventor may very well be the savior of an entire nation.
On this context, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh cited the examples of Google, Amazon and Fb, saying that the finances of every considered one of them equals the budgets of all Arab international locations mixed, explaining that these firms are purely information innovations and pc programming software program.
“My deep perception within the significance of invention and innovation guided me to determine the primary of its form college on this planet, the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College Faculty for Innovation (TAGUCI), which graduates college students primarily based on presenting an invention, not simply passing examinations.”
On the finish of the ceremony, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh introduced technological gadgets, manufactured by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh for Know-how, a member agency of TAG.International, to excellent graduates.
A bunch of Lebanese dignitaries attended the ceremony together with, Eparch of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Byblos, Michel Aoun; consultant ofMaronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros, MP Salim Sayegh; consultant of Chief of the Lebanese Kataeb Get together, Samy Gemayel, MP Ziad Hawat; consultant of chief of the Lebanese Forces get together, Samir Geagea, former MP Edy Maalouf; consultant of the chief of the Free Patriotic Motion, Gebran Bassil and Rebecca El Hosry; consultant of the chief of the Marada Motion, Sleiman Frangieh. That’s along with MPs dib Abdel Massih, Walid Baarini, George Atallah, and Taha Naji, representing MPs Strida Geagea and Ashraf Rifi, Mufti of Byblos Sheikh Ghassan Al-Lakis,
Head of Editors’ Syndicate Joseph Al-Kosseifi, President of North Lebanon’s Bar Affiliation, Mary-Therese Kawwal, MENA EdTech Alliance President, Dr. Rabie Baalbaki, and Vice-President of the Alliance for Worldwide Partnerships and Relations Coordinator, Ms. Nora Al-Murabi, Performing Mayor of Jbeil, Ms. Natalie Marai El Khoury, and Head of the Jubail District Mayors’ Affiliation, Mr. Michel Gibran, in addition to a number of mayors and mukhtars. That’s along with the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, HE Mr. Hanna Akar, Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon, HE Mr. Ashraf Dabbour, represented by Mr. Mustapha Abu Harb, Chargé d ‘affaires of Iraqi Ambassador, Ms. Ban Al-Hoshi, President of the American College of Know-how (AUT), Dr. Ghada Saqer Hinain, and members of the AUT Board of Trustees, in addition to numerous high-ranking personalities, get together representatives and college students’ mother and father.