Beirut – President of the American University of Science and Technology (AUT), Ph.D. Ghada Hinain, has announced the University’s decision to confer an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (Doctorate Honoris Causa) on Dr. HE. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Founder and Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), in recognition of his lifelong achievements in the service of humanity in the fields of knowledge and innovation.
The award ceremony was held at the graduation ceremony of 250 graduates in the presence of MP Simon Abi Ramia, representatives of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati.
PhD. Addressing attendees at the ceremony, Hinain said: “At the University, we have managed to turn the crisis into a point of strength, determination and determination to live a bright life. Today, despite the current crisis in Lebanon and the coronavirus pandemic, Epidemic, regional and international political and economic conflicts, but our youth manage to combine science and technology with national values and ethics.”
She added that the youth of Lebanon are the real wealth, identity, civilization and heritage, noting that Lebanon is different from other countries and that the world desperately needs our country, Lebanon.
It was his turn. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed gratitude and appreciation for conferring the Ph.D. He addressed the graduates and briefed them on his life experiences following his displacement from Palestine and asylum in Lebanon, as well as the hardships he endured that constituted the creation of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global Organization The main motivation for the excellence and success of this global organization. Professional services, education and technology products, with operations in more than 100 offices worldwide.
PhD. Abu-Ghazaleh further called for graduates to embrace innovation and invention in the field of knowledge, which is considered the key to overcoming all crises, noting that innovation is not limited to anyone and that one inventor can be the savior of an entire country.
In this case, Dr. Citing the examples of Google, Amazon and Facebook, Abu-Ghazaleh said their respective budgets were equal to the sum of the budgets of all Arab countries, explaining that these companies are purely intellectual inventions and computer programming software.
“My belief in the importance of invention and innovation led me to establish the world’s first university of its kind, the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University Institute for Innovation (TAGUCI), where graduates are based on demonstrating an invention, Not just passing the exam.”
At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh presented the outstanding graduates with technical equipment manufactured by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh for Technology, a member company of TAG.Global.
Many Lebanese dignitaries attended the ceremony, including Bishop Michel Aoun of the Maronite Catholic Diocese of Byblos; representatives of Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros, MP Salim Sayegh; Lebanese Kataeb Party Leader Samy Gemayel, MP Ziad Hawat; Lebanon Representatives of Forza leader Samir Gia, former MP Eddie Malouf; representatives of Free Patriotic Movement leaders Gebran Bassil and Rebecca El Hosry; and representatives of Maratha leader Suleiman Francier. Besides MPs dib Abdel Massih, Walid Baarini, George Atallah and Taha Naji, they also represent MPs Strida Geagea and Ashraf Rifi, and the Mufti of Byblos Sheikh Ghassan Al-Lakis,
Editor Syndicate Leader Joseph Al-Kosseifi, North Lebanon Bar Association President Mary-Therese Kawwal, MENA EdTech Alliance President, Dr. Rabie Baalbaki and International Partnership Alliance Vice President and Relations Coordinator Ms. Jbeil City Acting Mayor Ms. Nora Al-Murabi Ms. Natalie Marai El Khoury and Michel Gibran, president of the Jubail District Mayors Association, as well as many mayors and Mukhtar. That is with the exception of His Excellency the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda. His Excellency Mr. Hannah Akar, Ambassador of Palestine to Lebanon, Mr. Ashraf Dabbour, on behalf of the Chargé d’affaires of Iraq, Ms. Mustafa Abu Hab, President of the American University of Science and Technology (AUT), Dr. Ban Al-Hoshi, Ghada Saqer Hinain and members of the AUT Board of Directors, and some Senior figures, party representatives and parents of students.