HBMSU opens global platform for youth through TEDxHBMSU

DUBAI, 27th January, 2019 (WAM) — As part of a major move towards rebuilding higher education in the Arab world and internationally, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has opened its doors as an international platform for the youth through the hosting of TEDxHBMSU themed ‘Empowering Change’. It is the first international event organised by the university’s Learners Council, which will enable young people to participate in influential international forums.

TEDxHBMSU featured eight of the most talented young speakers who own successful projects and motivational talks that influence others, including students from HBMSU, other universities and leading entrepreneurs. The event witnessed the presence of several decision-makers and VIPs, headed by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of HBMSU’s Board of Governors (BOG) and Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, who lauded the efforts of young inventors in sharing inspiring ideas that would provide a positive change at the social, economic and development levels.


Dhahi Khalfan noted, “The success of the Learners Council in hosting the TedxHBMSU is a solid demonstration of the ability of our youth to leave a lasting impression of their creative ideas, with the unconditional support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in establishing creativity as our gateway to the future, thereby making creative thinking a cornerstone of our nation’s leadership. We are delighted to see the extent of national participation in the event, which demonstrated the capabilities, potentials and creativity of the UAE’s sons and daughters, who have put forward honourable examples in leading the path of change. This contributes to a safer, more prosperous and happier future, and places the UAE at the forefront of the world’s leading countries. The success of the event is also a reflection of TEDx’s innovative concept, which facilitates enhancement of knowledge and exchanges of expertise, ideas and information in various fields, driving comprehensive and sustainable development.”

TED is a series of global conferences that promote the sharing of ideas worthy of spreading to the world. A variety of talks at the annual event were launched for the first time in 1989 in the United States, which featured key topics related to technology, design, science, arts, ideas, economics, and other topics affecting the world today.

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