A group of Business students from the HCT-Abu Dhabi Men’s campus (ADM) have gained valuable insights into complex business concepts from a Nobel Laureate when they attended a discussion by Professor Christoper Pissarides, Nobel Laureate, at the Zayed University Abu Dhabi campus on February 28.
The seminar, held under the Patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, was also attended by Engineer Abdu Rahman Al Jahoushi, ADM Director, and Dr. Mohamed Alkhanbashi, ADM Head of Campus Services.
The students, Abdulla Hareb Alalawi, Faris Abdalla Mohamed, Ahmed Muhsen Albreiki, and Khalefa Ahmed Almarzooqi, enjoyed the discussions with Professor Pissarides, whose topic focused on Human Capital as a Factor of Economic Development and Growth.
The students were impressed by the whole event. “The interactive discussion was a great experience, it was appealing and I learned so many things about the topic,” Abdullah said.
“The discussion session was an exceptional experience for me, it gave me the chance to learn more about the human capital and the economic development in the world and in the UAE,” Ahmad and Khalifa said.
“I gained a useful experience by both attending the discussion and listening for the first time to a Nobel Laureate about important current issue affecting the whole world,” Faris said.
The students were accompanied by faculty members Dr. Roudaina Houjeir, Dr. Beena Salim, Dr. Mohammad AlSaka and Ms Anupama Nair.
Dr. Imre Reczey, ADM Business Chair, was pleased with the feedback he received from the students that it was enriching and appealing.
“We plan to organize discussion sessions for our students so as to give them the opportunities to interact and learn more,” he said.
Dr. Roudaina Houjeir, who accompanied the students, was pleased with the outcome of the discussion that initiated an in-depth understanding about labour markets, macroeconomic policy, economic growth and structural change.