Fifth Festival of Thinkers kicks off tomorrow in Abu Dhabi

Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development Chancellor of Higher Colleges of Technology will inaugurates on ‘Tuesday’, the 5th Festival of Thinkers, organized by the Higher Colleges of Technology in the Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers.

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Published: Mon 25 Mar 2013, 2:33 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:30 AM

The underlying philosophy of this biennial event, organised by HCT since 2005, is to inspire promising youth to inspire, innovate and collaborate. FOT is a unique forum for students, global leaders and thinkers to use constructive and lateral thinking while exploring potential solutions for the world’s challenges in an interactive format.

The purpose of the Festival is to discuss means and ways of fostering creativity beyond cultural boundaries at the scientific and social level by encouraging participants to work together using constructive and lateral thinking while designing possible solutions for the world’s challenges.

Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology Chairman of the Organizing Committee said ‘ We have designed our education model to instill the skills and habits of critical, constructive and creative thinking in our students – first to help them utilize the tremendous opportunities offered by this land of opportunities. Secondly, the world that our next generation is inheriting also comes with some serious challenges that may impact the very foundation of human existence: energy and water crisis, global warming, disease burdens, conflicts of civilizations and many more. To this end we must equip students with the creative and lateral thinking skills to help them design their future’.

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