On 18 April, H.H. Sayyidah Dr. Mona Fahad Al Said, Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Cooperation at Sultan Qaboos University, received in her office, a delegation from RUDN University in Russia headed by Dr. Larisa Efremova, Vice Rector for International Affairs. The two sides discussed about activating academic and scientific collaboration between the two universities through student and staff exchanges and collaborative research.
They identified a number of areas for collaboration as the two institutions have research and teaching facilities in several areas of mutual interest such as medical education, engineering, linguistics and basic sciences. The officials from SQU and RUDN University agreed on initiating the collaboration though exchange of students from several faculties especially the medical students for their clinical elective program; and collaborative research and mathematics and physics. Student and exchange for Arabic and Russian language studies and research collaboration in engineering, agriculture and environmental studies were also discussed.
RUDN University is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia hosting students from 145-150 countries. The University has a multi-profile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of Doctorate degrees. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29 thousand graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are currently studying at the university. They represent more than 150 nations and nationalities of the world.