The Coordinator-General COMSTECH, Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary and the Chancellor of the University of Nizwa (UoN), Prof Ahmed Al-Rawahi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Chancellor’s office in the University of Nizwa in Oman on Tuesday.
The officials of COMSTECH, the Embassy of Pakistan in Oman, and the University of Nizwa also participated in the MoU signing ceremony. Prof. Choudhary also held a meeting with the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nizwa. He discussed multilateral cooperation, reverse linkages and the exchange of faculty, researchers & students. Prof Choudhary also visited the labs and different departments of the university and appreciated the highly productive role being played by the University of Nizwa in the Middle East and the Muslim world by departing from quality education.
COMSTECH and the University of Nizwa have agreed to promote and strengthen cooperation, provide a platform for collaborative activities in the relevant fields of mutual interest, and encourage mobility and cooperation such as sharing experiences and best practices, development of methodologies, and mobility of experts.
Both the institutions agreed that whenever possible and mutually beneficial, they will develop and implement joint educational and scientific programs, collaborate in organizing national and international events, such as workshops, conferences, symposia, seminars, exhibitions, training courses, place students, academic and scientific personnel in a partner university. The University of Nizwa is offered membership in the COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence (CCoE), and registration in the OIC Technology and Innovation Portal.
Following the MoU, COMSTECH will develop a program in association with the University of Nizwa, through which young researchers/ students from different OIC-LDC’s particularly from Africa will be able to join and conduct research at the University of Nizwa.