Conference on 'Building Knowledge, Creating Opportunities'

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BAL is Represented in Conference on 'Building Knowledge, Creating Opportunities'

On September 25, 2012, The British Embassy's UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) team, in collaboration with the British Council and under the patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education H.E. Dr. Hassan Diab launched its regional conference entitled: 'Building Knowledge, Creating Opportunities'. The main purpose of this conference was to highlight the importance of intertwined education between different countries and the significance of international learning and training partnerships.

The conference was attended by the British Ambassador H.E. Mr. Tom Fletcher, Ministry of Education Director General Fadi Yarak, Mr. Guy Chapman from the British Council, Dr.Yara Hilal Dean of British Academy at MUBS, in addition to local representatives from schools, universities, and NGOs.

With great pride Modern University for Business and Science was chosen to be a main participant at the Education Trade Mission conference. Dr.Hilal represented MUBS where she shared a speech and expressed our exhilaration in our new partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and the importance of such corporation.

The meeting consisted of 4 main speeches:
The first speech presented by British Ambassador H.E Mr. Tom Fletcher.
The second speech presented by the representatives of the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr.Yarak and Dr. Assaf. The third Speech presented by Dr.Yara Hilal, Dean of British School of Management at MUBS. Dr. Hilal focused on the "need to graduate autonomous critical thinkers capable of making reasoned judgments and informed decisions." She also discussed the history of MUBS and how it has “successfully proved itself as an institution capable of giving high quality education in a country renowned for its higher educational sector.” She mentioned the global partnerships MUBS has established with universities in France, the United States and Canada as well as our latest triumph a partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales UK, as she confirmed that "The Modern University for Business and Science sees in this partnership (BAL) not a pathway for one way communication but a two way communication venue between faculty and students of Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales and MUBS in Lebanon." Dr. Hilal also stated that "education is a field where knowledge and expertise need to be disseminated rather than being confined, and it is through international partnerships that this is established." She concluded her speech with confidence that through this partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University "we will establish grounds for a fruitful and successful exchange between Lebanese and British Educational Systems."
The fourth speech presented by Mr. Guy Chapman from the British Council.

Finally the conference concluded with a reception held at the residence of British Ambassador H.E Mr. Tom Fletcher with the presence of representatives from MUBS Dr.Yara Hilal and Mrs. Ghada Hammoud.






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