Industry Experts and AUT Alumni Contribute to Online Teaching

Spring 2020 saw several alumni invited by External Relations lecture online to AUT students in selected courses and share their expertise with current students.

Charbel Khoury specialist in retail space design spoke to students of Interior Design. Rybale Hajj, environment specialist addressed our senior students on sustainability. His experience in researching how AI can benefit education allowed Charles Khoueiry to interact with students of Computer Science around this topic while automotive journalist and chief editor of Arab Wheels Issam Eid spoke about his career to students of English who also had the chance to learn a lot about Communication from alumnus Bachir Teghrini. Nour Al Hoda Hijazi spoke about finding one’s passion and living a happier life.


Industry experts also were happy to share their experience with students and appeared on Zoom or Meet in several courses. Those were:

Economist and former Dean of Business at NDU Dr Elie Yashoui

President of the Water Authority for Beirut and Mount Lebanon Mr Jean Gebran

Biologist and author of biology teaching manuals Dr Joseph Moukarzel

Economist and finance specialist Ziad Jehayem

Hospitality expert, former GM of Phoenicia Intercontinental and GM of Al Antara Jabal Al Akhdar resort in Oman Ms Dagmar Symes

Students were particularly appreciative of those interventions as they added a practical component to theories discussed online