AUT Takes part in India’s 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2019

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Under the theme Creative Economy and Nation Building: Higher Education as the Catalyst, the Indian Federation of Chambers of Commerce and industry - FICCI - held the 15th Higher Education summit in New Delhi on November 27 and 28, 2019.

American University of Technology was invited and was represented by President Ghada Hinain who was accompanied by the VP for External Relations. The Summit held debates and discussion round tables around leadership in education and around disruption as well as the incubator role of universities.

The inaugural session started with India's President Sri Ram Nath Kovind who spoke of the new roles of universities in helping economies grow and become more creative at a time many jobs will disappear to be replaced by new ones. Next the Minister of Human Resources Development spoke of the necessity of supplying market-ready university graduates in a fast shifting economy.

The Summit included a university exhibition and President Hinain signed two MOU's with Indian universities for collaboration on Data Analytics, Oil and Gas and Water Resources. The ambassador of Lebanon to India Mr Rabih Narsh hosted delegates from Lebanon in his home for dinner on November 28.

The participation of AUT in the 15th FICCI Summit was facilitated by the Embassy of India in Beirut.

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