German Bundestag president visits GUtech
MUSCAT: Prof Norbert Lammert, President of the German Parliament (Bundestag), visited the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) on Wednesday as part of his current official visit to the Sultanate.
The President of Bundestag was accompanied by Saleh bin Mohammed al Nazwani, Member of the State Council, Thomas Schneider, German Ambassador to the Sultanate, Joachim Duster, Chief Officer of the German Embassy in the Sultanate, as well as his personal secretary, Officers of the Bundestag Protocol Office and an interpreter.
At the beginning of the meeting, Professor Dr Michael Modigell, Rector of the University, in the presence of faculty, Dr Hussein al Salmi, Vice-Rector for Financial and Administrative Affairs, and Professor Dr Armin Eberlein, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, delivered a speech welcoming the guests, Prof Dr Modigell presented a brief history of GUtech, the milestones, the increase in the number of students enrolled year after year, the rise in the number of programmes GUtech offers, and the scientific projects and researches it has carried out.
The guest visited the new exhibition and conference centre at the university, which will host the Centre for the History of Science, considered one of the latest additions to GUtech facilities, scheduled for opening early next year. He also met with members of the Student Council, to discuss their experience at GUtech and their views of current and future challenges.
The President of the German Parliament emphasised the importance of education and its relevance to modern and future changes and challenges, stressing that the main challenge students face now is to prove themselves, and to be able to compete in the labour market.