To develop higher education in the Arab world: Abu-Ghazaleh and Secretary-General of the Arab Academics and Scientists Union Discussed Means of Cooperation


AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), received the Secretary-General of the Arab Academics and Scientists Union (AASU), Mr. Ahmed Kamel Baker in his office, to discuss ways of developing higher education in the Arab world. They also discussed the significance of sharpening the skills and elevating the level of knowledge of Arab academics  in various fields.     

The two parties also discussed a number of other topics, including cooperation to jointly develop a set of training programs for academics, with an accreditation mechanisms for Union membership through registration in a certified professional diploma approved by both sides.

During the meeting, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that education should be for the purpose of innovation, not for passing examinations;  thus, the responsibility of everyone to contribute to building an innovative generation that is digitally and technologically empowered to lead the country in the future. He added that this goal could only be achieved through effective collaboration between the public and private sectors, in addition to the provision of an appropriate environment that acts as a good academic incubator.

For his part, Mr. Baker commended the role of TAG.Global and its Chairman, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh for his unlimited support of education, and his endless efforts to promote its, and the Arab academics' level. 

At the end of the meeting, the two parties agreed to cooperate in promoting accredited academic programs and training courses globally, targeting at the same time professors and academics in Jordan and the Arab region, with an emphasis on the importance of developing scientific research, conducting training courses to develop the skills of researchers and academics, as well as cooperating in organizing research fellowships for  invention and innovation puroposes.

The Arab Academics and Scientists Union was established in 2018 in Amman, under the umbrella of the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) of the League of Arab States. It aims to enhance the status of Arab academics and scientists in the Arab world and abroad, in addition, to shedding light on their achievements to encourage the spirit of cooperation among them. 

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) is the largest global group of professional service firms, founded in 1972. It operates in different fields related to the business sector, manufacturing and distribution of technological devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, through its more than 100 offices worldwide.