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Oman’s University of Nizwa Signs Deal with HBKU

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently welcomed a delegation from the University of Nizwa, Oman. The group had a tour around the various colleges and research institutes at HBKU before signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), outlining cooperation to promote research and training activities between the two institutions.

HBKU President Dr Ahmad M Hasnah and University of Nizwa Chancellor Professor Ahmed bin Khalfan Al Rawahi signed the MoU in the presence of senior representatives from both universities and Qatar Foundation (QF).

The MoU will see both universities engage in educational and scientific cooperation, forging a strategic partnership to promote excellence in research, education and training through a student exchange programme, visiting faculty programme, dual degree programmes, seminars, and research collaboration.

The delegation from the University in Nizwa sits with representatives from HBKU and Qatar Foundation.

The Nizwa delegation also met with senior members from QF and HBKU to learn more about the university’s colleges and research institutes.  The delegation visited Education City – QF’s flagship development and home to a range of educational facilities, including QF schools, partner universities and HBKU.

On the sidelines of the visit, Professor Ahmed Suleiman Al Harrasi, Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies, Research and External Relations at the University of Nizwa, delivered a presentation on topics related to health and life sciences, including medicinal plants and natural products, drug discovery, genomics and transcriptomics, anti-venom research, cancer research, and stem cells.

HBKU continually pursues international partnerships to engage the global community in knowledge exchange, facilitate high-quality research, and nurture a thriving education ecosystem.

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