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ALHOSN University hosts ADCED’s AKOUN workshop
ALHOSN University hosts ADCED’s AKOUN workshop to instill
entrepreneurship among youths
& renowned TV personality Ali Al Saloom conducts interactive session
March 20, 2012
Business Department at ALHOSN University, a leading Abu
Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality, value-based
education, recently collaborated with the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic
Development (ADCED) to organize an ‘AKOUN’ workshop to encourage
entrepreneurship among youths.
as ‘to be’ in Arabic, ‘AKOUN’ is an entrepreneurship awareness campaign overseen
by ADCED and aimed at inspiring and empowering young Emiratis to participate in
the private sector. The Council has been visiting institutions of higher
education across Abu Dhabi to gain support for AKOUN’s advocacy.
AKOUN workshop was held at ALHOSN’s Male Campus and was presented in Arabic and
English. A highlight of the event was an interactive workshop conducted by famed
TV personality and cultural expert Ali Al Saloom from the ‘Ask Ali’ show.
Saloom, a cultural ambassador of the UAE, is the creator of the popular ‘Ask
Ali’ brand. Students who participated in the workshop were given Workshop
Companion booklets which included presentation slides and a kit for creating a
All workshop attendees received a
Certificate personally signed by the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic
Development. The event proved to be one of the most valuable seminars ever attended
by ALHOSN students.
AKOUN workshop was very effective in challenging our students to set up their
own small and medium businesses. The UAE has emerged as the region’s commercial
hub due to the exceptional entrepreneurial spirit of its business community. We
commend ADCED for lighting the fire of entrepreneurship among our youths and
commit to supporting future activities under its AKOUN campaign,” said Prof.
Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University.
was initiated in 2009 by ADCED in collaboration with the Khalifa Fund for
Enterprise Development, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Western
Region Development Council, and the Twofour54° Abu Dhabi Media Zone. It supports
the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030’s goals of expanding the Small and Medium
Enterprises (SME) sector and opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs to
thrive and grow.
after Abu Dhabi’s historic ALHOSN Palace, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005
by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company in response to growing local demand for
high-quality, value-based educational institutions. It currently offers 12
undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and
Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN accepts
students of all nationalities and also accommodates youths with special needs.
All its programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and
About ALHOSN University:
University is a leading private university dedicated to high-quality,
value-based education under the slogan “Global Knowledge with Local Vision.”
The Abu Dhabi-based institution is owned and supported by the Abu Dhabi Holding
Company and is fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and
University manages accredited programs (12 undergraduate and 7 graduate) in
three faculties, all of which were developed by top North American educational
experts. Undergraduate academic degrees are offered as four-year programs and
taught in English, except for the Arabic education component.
University’s City Campus includes the Men’s Campus, the Women’s Campus, the
Engineering Lab Building, the Library Building, and the Lectures Building, all
located at the heart of Abu Dhabi. A main campus with world-class, state-of-the-art
facilities will soon be constructed. ALHOSN is open to students from all
For further information, please contact:
Marketing & Events Manager
Marketing & Public Relations Department, ALHOSN University