GUST Holds 14th Annual Book and Information Fair

Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) announced today the opening of its 14th Annual Book and Information Fair on its campus. The event was attended by the university’s top management, and officially opened by GUST President, Professor Walid Bouhamra, Dr. Jasem Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ali Ansari, and Library Director, Mrs. Shobhita Kohli. The main sponsor of the event was That Al Salasil, GUST’s campus bookstore.

The opening ceremony was followed by a tour of the participant booths which displayed the latest editions of books and online catalogs, as well as products of various online resource providers.

GUST President, Professor Walid Bouhamra, said “GUST’s environment encourages innovation and excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and learning. Moreover, the university has always been working hard on promoting the research culture and encouraging and supporting the academic publications production."

The fair also celebrated the release of the following 12 books authored by GUST faculty members:

  1. (i) Politics & Digital Literature in the Middle East – Dr. Nele Lenze, (ii) Participation Culture in the Gulf – Dr. Nele Lenze, (iii) Challenges and opportunities in the Digital Era – Dr. Salah Al-Sharhan, Dr. Antonis Simintiras, Dr. Luay Tahat, Dr. Issam Moughrabi, Dr. Taher Ali, (iv) Media Law in Kuwait – Dr. Ali Dashti, Dr. Ildiko Kaposi, (v) Lulu’s Song and the Four Flying Friends – Dr. Shahd D Al Shammari, (vi) Hegel and the Foundations of Literary Theory – Dr. M. A. R. Habib, (vii) Chapter- Faculty Development for Online Teaching, in the book: Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors – Dr. Gertrude I. Hewapathirana, (viii) Chapter- Indian Women in Leadership in an Asian Context, in the book: Indian Women in Leadership – Dr. Gertrude I. Hewapathirana, (ix) Basics of Geographic Information Systems in R (Arabic) – Mohamed M. Moustafa
  2. (x) Spatial Econometrics in R (Arabic) – Dr. Mohamed M. Moustafa, (xi) Tayseer Al-Rahman in the Sciences and Literature and the Provisions of the Koran (Arabic) – Dr. Salah Eddine Arkadan, (xii) Exporting Wealth and Importing Labour: A History of Production in the Gulf Arab States (Arabic) – Dr. Omar Hesham Alshehabi.
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The Book and Information Fair is a yearly event which contributes to elevating GUST’s standing in the academic world, and is open to the GUST community for free.