In the context of the close collaboration between Bank Audi and the Saint Joseph University, a round table was held at Bank Audi Plaza – Bab Idriss on Tuesday, November 28, during which a number of students had the opportunity to discuss topics of interest with Mr. Marc Audi, General Manager Lebanon.
The students, who were accompanied by Mr. Toufic Rizk, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at USJ, as well as by a number of deans and directors at the university, approached several economic and social topics which affect their future and were discussed in a friendly atmosphere.
The meeting was also an occasion to announce the scholarships granted by Bank Audi to 17 USJ students: a first set of USD 5,000 scholarships offered to 7 bright students for their academic performance; and USD 1,000 CSR commitment scholarships offered to 10 students whose contribution to the community was outstanding, within the framework of the “Opération 7e jour” project launched by the university in 2006.
Talking about the “solid relationship between Bank Audi and the Saint Joseph University”, Mr. Marc Audi underlined that both institutions “share the same objectives: investing in distinguished students and giving them the necessary means to start a solid carrier”. He added: “Those two initiatives couldn’t be better described than with the motto that was developed for that purpose: “Honouring ambition for a better future”.
Mr. Toufic Rizk pointed out that “the form of this year’s ceremony, which was requested by USJ and Bank Aud officials, gives voice to the youth who are curious to know strategic details about Bank Audi and the reason behind its interest in students. It is true that the relationship between USJ and Bank Audi dates back some forty years, but the direct contact with students gives it a definite added value.”
The partnership between USJ and Bank Audi, which was built over the years and materialized through various fronts that both institutions have strived to develop year on year, was always based on trust, appreciation and the common mission to shape future generations.