MUSCAT — Muscat College received a delegation from the Malaysian university, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, led by its Vice-Chancellor Professor Dato Daing Nasir Ibrahim, and the Director of Research Dr Hayder Abdulbari. The visiting team met the Chairman of Muscat College, Dr Ahmed bin Abdullah al Ghazali who expressed his great pleasure to meet the delegation of Universiti Malaysia Pahang. During the meeting, the two parties discussed the areas of collaboration at the level of research and academic cooperation. The delegation also met Professor Haider bin Ali al Lawati, Dean of Muscat College, who invited the visitors to a meeting with the College Board, where he gave an overview about Muscat College as a leading higher education institution in Oman since its establishment in 1996 and presented the various academic programmes that Muscat College offers.
The vice-chancellor and the director of research gave a presentation introducing the Universiti Malaysia Pahang, which is well-known in the areas of engineering, technology and research and is in charge of a number of major government projects worth millions of dollars in Malaysia. The visit culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Muscat College and Universiti Malaysia Pahang. The memorandum provides a statement of intent to explore collaboration between Muscat College and Universiti Malaysia Pahang in a number of areas, including student and staff exchange, joint research activities and programme development and affiliation. The two institutions aspire to undertake actual steps towards the facilitation of joint educational projects and other agreed upon scholarly activities.
Professor Dato Daing Nasir Ibrahim said: This memorandum opens up opportunities of cooperation and bilateral collaboration. We are planning to jointly develop a number of programmes in the areas of engineering and technology, and look forward to more collaboration in view of starting new programmes including a master’s programme at Muscat College as well as further exchange of academic and research expertise.
Source: Oman Observer