MUSCAT: Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, Vice-Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University, received in his office on Tuesday, Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. They discussed ways to enhance cooperation between SQU and Czech higher educational and research institutions through exchange of staff and students, and undertaking collaborative research in different fields. Major areas identified for academic and research cooperation include medical science, biotechnology and development of smart cities. The meeting was attended by Her Highness Sayyida Dr Mona bint Fahd al Said, SQU Assistant Vice-Chancellor for International Cooperation and Prof Khalifa al Jabri, Head of the Civil and Architectural Engineering Department.
Cooperation with Czech institutions discussed