His Excellency Dr Saad bin Saud Al Fuhaid, President of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), has recently met with a delegation from Sultan Qaboos University, who visited the university to discuss ways of mutual cooperation and enhance research relations between both sides, in addition to exploring opportunities for establishing Gulf partnerships for future collaborations.
The delegation had the opportunity to explore the academic programmes in the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences (CMMS) and the College of Graduate Studies (CGS).
Additionally, they visited the university's medical and research centres, including the Simulation and Medical Skills Centre, the Anatomy and Pathology Learning Resource Centre (APLRC), the Anatomy Museum, the Assessment and Examination Unit, the Innovative Medicine Centre and the Princess Al Jawhara Centre for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, while they also met with the university's vice presidents, deans and their deputies.
During the meeting, Dr Al Fuhaid underlined the importance of close cooperation with Gulf universities and research institutions in the GCC countries. He also highlighted the university's innovative and creative academic programmes, such as the Bachelor's programme in Medicine, the Master's and PhD programmes in Innovation and Technology Management, the Master's programme in Next-Generation Computing, the PhD programme in Molecular Medicine Philosophy, Diploma and Master's in Regenerative Medicine and Personalised Medicine, Clinical Research Diploma and other innovative disciplines.
Dr Al Fuhaid reiterated that the university is committed to graduating highly competent human resources to serve the Sustainable Development Goals in the GCC countries.
The delegation from Sultan Qaboos University, represented by Dr Muna bint Ahmed bin Ali Al Saadoon, Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr Hussain bin Ali bin Talib Alkharusi, Assistant Deputy Vice President of the University for Academic Affairs, Dr Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Zaabi, Head of the Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Dr Saeed bin Salem bin Hamdan Al Ubari, Assistant Professor at the College of Engineering, appreciated the achievements and outputs of AGU, where they welcomed mutual cooperation and support for projects aimed at achieving integration and collaboration between the two universities.