H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair to Receive Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the American University in Cairo
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In recognition of his generous giving to support education in the Arab world
The American University in Cairo (AUC) invited H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, to speak at the 2017 undergraduate commencement ceremony in Cairo on June 17, 2017. During the ceremony, AUC president, Mr. Francis Ricciardone, will award the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to H.E., in recognition of his dedication to transforming the educational landscape and providing learning opportunities for deserving students throughout the Arab world. H.E. will receive the honorary degree in the presence of 4,000 people including 634 graduates and their families, the AUC board of trustees, president, cabinet and faculty, as well as representatives from government, the private sector and philanthropy.
H.E. will be accompanied by a delegation from the foundation, headed by CEO Maysa Jalbout. The AUC visit program will include a series of activities, starting with a campus tour and a visit to AUC’s Science and Technology Research Center. He will later speak to the media in a press conference to discuss the foundation’s education initiatives and partnership with AUC. H.E. will meet with Dr. Tarek Galal Shawki, Minister of Education and Technical Education in Egypt to discuss key topics on the agenda of higher education. During his visit to AUC, H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair will also meet with 40 students from the first and second cohort of Al Ghurair STEM scholars who are currently studying at the American University in Cairo to have an open discussion and listen to their experiences.
AUC is one of the first universities that the Abdullah Al Ghurair Education Foundation for Education selected to be its partner in making education accessible to Arab youth and supporting them to become the next generation of leaders.