On 5 March 2019, H.E. Dr. Ali bin Saud Al Bimani, the Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University, received in his office, Dr. Mustafa Göksu, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Turkish Maarif Foundation. Turkish Maarif Foundation serves as a gateway to international educational arena of Turkey that will contribute to enhancing cultural and civilizational interaction and paving the way for achieving the common wellbeing.
They discussed possibilities of partnership between SQU and Turkish Maarif Foundation through exchange of students and introduction of Turkish language course offered to SQU students through the Department of Tourism of the College of Arts & Social Sciences.
Together with the Ministry of National Education, Turkish Maarif Foundation is the sole entity in Turkey, which is authorized to provide educational services outside the country. Turkish Maarif Foundation is a non-profit public educational foundation, and entitled to run institutions from pre-school to higher education. The Foundation awards scholarships in all educational processes from preschool to University education, conduct scientific research, publish academic works and conduct other educational activities abroad in order to serve and improve formal and informal education by taking common human values and knowledge as basis.