Abu-Ghazaleh Meets Students at Local, Arab and International Universities, Shares his Vision on Digital Knowledge
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    10-Jan-2019

  • Abu-Ghazaleh Meets Students at Local, Arab and International Universities, Shares his Vision on Digital Knowledge

AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh was hosted by a number of prestigious Jordanian, Arab and international universities to talk about his expertise in various knowledge, economic and technological fields in his capacity as one of the most prominent business leaders and visionaries in enhancing social and economic development and the advancement of education in the Arab world.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh was a guest and keynote speaker at many international universities, including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shenyang State University, American University of Lebanon, Florence University, Cairo University, Nahrain University, Kuwait University, University of Applied Sciences, Al-Hussein bin Talal University, University of Bouira in Algeria, University of Jordan, Yarmouk University, Mu’tah University and many others.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh will continue his discussion and dialogue with students during his upcoming meetings with students of Columbia University in the US and, in November, at Oxford University in the UK, one of the world’s top ranked universities.

In his meetings with youth at academic institutions, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh conveys a number of messages emphasizing that superiority is not sufficient to compete in the labor market, however, the future of individuals is conditional on their ability to use tools of knowledge, digital knowledge and that literacy is key to the future.

At Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his pride at presenting himself as a "Knowledge Worker" stating that his dream was, and still is, to help and support Arab countries in their transformation into knowledge-based societies and creative countries since it is, according to Abu-Ghazaleh, the only solution to their problems and to building the future through which they can regain their role in contributing to the formulation of human history.

At the University of Florence, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said: “The world's largest company is not an oil company, the first and highest value company in the world is Google, which is worth $ 850 billion, even though it sells information, not goods or services, which is not even covered by any agreements or Intellectual Property Rights," he said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology that Arabs should take the initiative in investing in knowledge and technology in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector, pointing to the great responsibility of educational institutions, especially MIT, to ensure development in the AI field.

For their part, students expressed their pride at meeting the pioneer of Arab and international knowledge, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, affirming their aspiration to follow suit in his success story, which resulted in the establishment of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization.

Attributed to his belief in creativity that starts with the youth, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh established the first university of its kind in the world for innovation, and noted, “We believe that by 2050 we will live in another more sophisticated world, and we will be transformed into a knowledge-based state. This university is the first in the world that teaches creativity and students are obliged to introduce a digital invention as a requirement for graduation. "

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI) is an educational institution specializing in business and information technology offering MBA and bachelor's programs in Business Administration and Computer Science approved by the Accreditation Council of the Ministry of Higher Education. The main tracks in bachelor's program in Business Administration include Auditing, Accounting and E-marketing, while tracks in Computer Science include Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Cyber Security. The College aims at providing an environment that encourages creativity and innovation through its advanced methods of learning and the potentials to transform students’ ideas into innovative and marketable products.

It is worthy to mention that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh holds five honorary doctorates from the most prestigious international universities in various sciences, including the American University of Beirut, Jerash University and Mu'tah University in Jordan, Bethlehem University in Palestine and the Canisius College in the United States.

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