Oman, Ire­land sign MoU

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

DUBLIN: Dr. Rawya bint Saud Al Bu­saidiya, Min­is­ter of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion yes­ter­day signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with Ire­land within the frame­work of the of­fi­cial visit of the Min­is­ter of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and her ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion to the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land, as part of en­hanc­ing co­op­er­a­tion in the ar­eas serv­ing the higher ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor.

The agree­ment was signed by Mary Michel O’Con­nor, Ir­ish Min­is­ter of State and Ed­u­ca­tion.

The MoU in­cluded the en­cour­age­ment of the two sides to ex­change aca­demic staff, pro­fes­sors and re­searchers, as well as stu­dents, in­clud­ing post­grad­u­ate stu­dents. The mem­o­ran­dum also in­cluded en­hanc­ing ex­changes in science, knowl­edge and mod­ern tech­nol­ogy, ex­chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of prac­ti­cal and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of aca­demic staff and im­ple­ment­ing joint re­search projects.

It was also agreed to en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion in sci­en­tific and lo­cal con­fer­ences and ed­u­ca­tional and prac­ti­cal work­shops be­tween the two par­ties.

The Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter and her ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion vis­ited the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute, the Dublin In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, the La­bor Mar­ket Stud­ies and Ir­ish Skills Unit.

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