H.E. Dr. Sabri Mamdoh Saidam, Palestinian Minister of Education and Higher Education visited Sultan Qaboos University. He was received by Prof. Ali bin Huwaishal Al-Shuaili, SQU Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administrative & Financial Affairs in the presence of Dr. Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrooqi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies & Research, Prof. Amer Ali Al-Rawas, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Community Service and H.E. Dr. Abullah bin Mohammed Al Sarmi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education.
The Palestinian delegation consisted of Dr. Ihab Qabak, Assistant Undersecretary for Higher Education, Dr. Sami Pasha, Head of Accreditation and Quality Authority, Mr. Raed Barakat, Director General of University Education, and H.E. Ahmed Abbas Ramadan, Palestine’s Ambassador to the Sultanate.
The two sides discussed topics related to higher education and research. In addition, they explored cooperation between SQU and Palestinian higher educational institutions by away of collaborative research, and joint lectures and symposia.