MUSCAT: Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, the Vice-Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University, received at his office on Sunday, a delegation from the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) consisting of Prof Dato’ Dr Zulkiple Abd Ghani, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) and Dr Zainur Rijal Abd Razak, Deputy Dean, Centre for Postgraduate Studies. The two sides discussed boosting academic and research cooperation between the two universities through exchange of students and faculty and undertaking collaborative research projects. USIM is an emerging Islamic university, which is fully owned and funded by the Malaysian government. It aims to spearhead knowledge and be the global reference centre for Islamic Science. USIM embraces a holistic approach that integrates religious sciences with the social and physical sciences in all its programmes. The programmes seeks to achieve a comprehensive understanding of current global problems and offers a fresh alternative in solving them.
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