Published: 26-03-2014 12:19 | Updated: 26-11-2014 10:19

Oman’s education minister to visit Karolinska Institutet


Oman’s Minister of Higher Education, Dr Rawya Al Busaidi, is due to visit Sweden in March to form an impression of the country as a study destination. During the visit, which will include Karolinska Institutet on the 26th, the Omani delegation hopes to learn more about the Swedish education system.

Karolinska Institutet’s programme will be opened by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, after which the three deans will each present their boards.

Last year, KI took part in a student recruitment fair in the Omani capital of Muskat and a modest delegation led by Dean of Doctoral Education Anders Gustafsson visited Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).

Today, an exchange agreement is in place with the medical programme at SQU, and many Omani doctoral students at KI and PhD graduates from Oman are involved in projects with KI researchers. Collaborations with the country are underway in a number of fields, such as diabetes, road safety and genetic diseases.

At the end of March, KI researchers will be taking part in a scientific symposium at SQU on the themes of diabetes and genetic diseases.

In the picture, from the left: Ambassador of Oman in Germany including Sweden Mr Khalid Sulaiman 'Abdul Rahman Ba Omar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham, Her Excellency Minister of Higher Education Dr. Rawya Al-Busaidi, Chair of KI International Strategy Group Jan Carlstedt-Duke, Dean of Doctoral Education Anders Gustafsson, Director General of Colleges of Applied Sciences, Ministry of Higher Education, Dr Abdullah Al Shibli.