Oman’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation receives the Secretary General of AArU


The Secretary General of AArU, HE Prof Amr Ezzat Salama, met with Oman's Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Prof. Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrooqi. In this meeting, Prof Salama highlighted the Sultanate of Oman’s educational developments, such as; enhancing the quality of education; and choosing new majors regarding the labor market needs. On the other hand, Prof Salama mentioned the efforts provided by AArU to enhance cooperation between AArU and all Ministries of Higher Education in the Arabic region. Prof. Salama also highlighted the AArU academic and scientific in the current period and the next decade within the AArU strategic plan 2030, such as; Arab Ranking for Universities; Arab qualifications framework; Arab Impact Factor, and Arab Journals Platform hosted by digital commons.


In her part, HE Prof Al Mahrooqi pointed out Oman Vision 2040, and also mentioned the importance the collaboration between Arab academic institutions. On the other hand, Prof Al Mahrooqi presented some of the ministry projects, which focuses on training national cadres through workshops, training sessions, capacity-building programs, and scholarships. In particular, Prof. Al Mahrooqi will continue to encourage all Omani universities to enrich their cooperation with AArU.

During the meeting, the President of the University of Jordan (UJ), Prof. Nathir Obeidat, presented the UJ activities, programs, projects, and plans, and discussed the aspects of cooperation between the two parties. Also, Prof. Fawaz Zgoul, the head of The Arab Council for Training Students of Arab Universities (ACTSAU), and Eng. Jihad alkharraz, Administrative Assistant of the ACTSAU, attended this meeting.