A delegation from the University of Glasgow, headed by Prof. Paul Garside, Dean for Global Engagement for the Middle East at the University of Glasgow, visited Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) on Monday, 20 January 2020. Prof. Amer Ali Al-Rawas, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Community Service received the Glasgow delegation at SQU.
The two sides discussed the possibility of strong collaboration between the two universities in terms of student exchange and collaborative research in medicine, nursing and other areas of mutual interest. Hon. Dr. Muna Al-Saadon, Dean of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences at SQU and Ms. Jo Power, International Recruitment Manager at the University of Glasgow attended the meeting. They discussed about exchanging medical students for internship programs between SQU and the University of Glasgow. Internship, is a junior medical doctor’s first position undertaken as an initial step at the beginning of a medical career as a physician, and is compulsory for medical students at SQU.
The University of Glasgow is a public research university in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded by papal bull in 1451, it is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities based on QS World University Ranking 2020. Seven Nobel laureates are connected to the university and 81% of its research are judged to be internationally excellent.