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Top varsities show interest in Oman

27 Mar 2021

Around 14 world-class universities have shown interest in having their branches in the sultanate, a sign that indicates that the private higher education sector is bound for further growth. 

H E Dr Bakhit bin Ahmed al Mahri, Undersecretary for Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MHERI) said that the government is seeking to provide an attractive climate for investment in the higher education sector. 

“This is because of the important role of private higher education institutions in development of the country and enhancing access to education to all segments of the society,” Mahri said.

“So far we have received 14 official requests from different countries, which confirms that there is interest and desire on the part of various investors to invest in the sultanate’s private higher education sector,” he added.

The ministry is also following up the requests of investors wishing to invest in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm as there is a decision to establish a higher education institution in Duqm.

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