Letter of Understanding signed with Yarmouk University

MUSCAT: Sultan Qaboos University signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Yarmouk University, Jordan, to establish institution-wide research collaboration in various fields. The LoU seeks to promote cooperation between the two universities in research and innovation in various fields including arts, science, economics, education, technology, medicine, pharmacy and quality assurance.
The LoU was signed in Jordan by Dr Rahma al Mahrooqi, SQU Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research, and Prof Ziad al Saad, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Yarmouk University for Academic Affairs. The two parties discussed the possibilities of availing international funding to support joint research. The College of Arts at Yarmouk University expressed keen interest in collaborating in areas related to language teaching, and women’s studies.
During her visit to Jordan, Dr Al Mahrooqi also visited the University of Science and Technology, and discussed possible cooperation with the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr Wail Hayajneh, who was interested in collaborating with SQU researchers at the College of Medicine and SQU Hospital. From the German Jordanian University, Dr Al Mahrooqi met Dr Safa Shweithat and discussed possible collaboration in information technology and women’s studies. Dr Al Mahrooqi said that SQU researchers are encouraged to utilise the agreement in matters related to research in fields of mutual expertise between SQU and Yarmouk University.