Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation Established at Palestine University “Ramallah”


Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation Established at Palestine University “Ramallah”

Special to TAG Educa News Agency 

AMMAN – The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced the establishment of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI) in Palestine.

The agreement was signed under the patronage and in the presence of HE Dr. Sabri Saidam, Palestinian Minister of Education and Higher Education, and HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) and a host of representatives of both parties.

Prof. Noor Abu-Rub, President of the Palestine Technical University (Kadoorie), and Mr. Jamal Melhem, TAG.Global Executive Director in Palestine, signed the agreement. 

Dr. Saidam stated that the establishment of TAGUCI, to be hosted at no cost by Kadoorie, is a great national achievement since it will motivate creativity, innovation and excellence among Kadoorie students noting that the College is distinctive for its vision based on graduating inventors and helping them protect their inventions and turning their ideas into marketable products that contribute to supporting the national economy.  

The Minister expressed his gratitude to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh for this outstanding grant to the Palestinian students which concentrates on highlighting the various aspects of creativity and excellence among students, motivating and inspiring their excellence on regional and global levels to add competitive value to professions to keep abreast with the knowledge world. He also commended Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s honorable standpoint that signifies his belonging and loyalty to his homeland Palestine.   

Furthermore, Dr. Saidam affirmed that TAGUCI will be subject to accreditation conditions and criteria by the Ministry, in terms of programs and required licenses, stressing the Ministry’s approach to support institutions of higher education that offer distinctive programs to Palestinian students and generate outcomes that meet the global and local labor market needs. 

For his part, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh pointed out that TAGUCI in Palestine will seek to attract distinguished and creative students who will have the conviction that they will only graduate if they invent an ICT-based product or service for which they will be rewarded by being repaid the fees as an incentive. Moreover, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property will assist students in protecting their inventions and commercializing them.

“I am extremely proud of this great achievement which I consider an honor and opportunity to fulfil my duty towards Palestine, and I believe in the creative capacities of the Palestinians, especially the youth, which enable them to excel at a global level. Our victory is our civilized success that counteracts skeptical voices that underestimate the capabilities of the great Palestinian people. We are truly a great nation,” Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh concluded.