Muscat – The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI) launched a campaign to attract international students and researchers during the Expo 2020 Dubai on Thursday.
The launch ceremony was held under the auspices of H E Dr Rahma Ibrahim al Mahrouqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
The campaign aims to introduce Oman’s higher education institutions to visitors of the global event, as well as showcase the sultanate’s capabilities in scientific research and innovation.
Laila Khamis al Shaqsi, director of the Educational Services Department at the General Directorate of Universities and Private Colleges in MoHERI, and chairperson of the Supervising Committee of the ministry in Expo 2020 Dubai, said that the ministry’s corner in the Omani pavilion will hold various symposiums.
The symposiums will cover a Science and Knowledge Week, in addition to displaying the talent of innovative Omani youth, Omani products in an exhibition and in the Frankincense Store, she informed.
Laila said that the ministry has launched a special website and a slogan for a ‘Study in Oman’ campaign.
The ministry also coordinated with the organisers of the Shabab Oman Ship Voyage for a number of higher education students to take part in its journey. The ship left Oman and arrived in Dubai simultaneously with the expo’s launch.
She pointed out that four researchers will speak in the Science and Knowledge Week symposium, to be held from December 12 to 18.
Also, the ministry is coordinating with the Tayseer platform to take part in the ‘Omani youth innovating’ symposium, to be held from January 5 to 8, 2022.