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German students visiting Oman school

Nine students from Germany are visiting Oman as part of an exchange programme between Indian School Muscat (ISM) and Gymnasium IM Stift, Neuzelle, Brandenburg. 
The programme, in its fourth year, aims to facilitate cultural and educational learning, said Achuthan Madhav, principal, ISM. The programme is expected to provide an opportunity to students to experience various cultures and become goodwill ambassadors of their countries. “Students learn to become more self-reliant,” said Madhav.
“The students are visiting various tourist locations, besides participating in mutual understanding programmes,” said Jana Winkler, a teacher accompanying the visiting German students.
“Under the programme, the students live in host houses, learn to share their beliefs and knowledge. This is an experience in itself which gives a better understanding of a culture and society,” she said.
The team of students also visited the German Ambassador. 

Hult University representative available at Riyadh

Hult University representative will meet the students at Riyadh on 30 January 2012 at Radisson Blu Hotel on King Abdul Aziz Street in Saudi Arabia. He will conduct a one-on-one meeting with students and will clear their doubts about a wide range of higher education opportunities available at HULT University.


Hult International Business School (established in 1964 and formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management) is a top-ranked business school with operations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai, offering a range of business-focused programs, including undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, and Master degrees. 


As a testament to its rigorous academic programs, top-notch faculty, and global approach Hult is ranked 5th for International Mobility and 6th for International Business by the Financial Times, and is ranked among the Top 50 best business schools in the world and Top 25 in the US by the Economist.

Glasgow University Alumni event at Oman

Are you interested in learning more about GlasgowUniversity? There will be an Alumni event at the Intercontinental Hotel on Tuesday 31 January at 6.30pm. The event is organised by Al Ahlam Higher Education Services. Al Ahlam Higher Education Services is Oman's top advisory centre for UK education. Our staff is skilled in matching your needs to the best schools, colleges and universities around the UK. 
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach. Glasgow offers a wide range of courses including Marine & Freshwater Biology, Accounting & Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics (Accounting and finance research at Glasgow is rated in the top five in the UK,) and Aeronautical Engineering (Our BEng and MEng degrees are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.)
You can meet staf…

First American MBA college in Oman

The Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) is going to launch the first American MBA programme in Oman. The Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) has entered in a tie-up with FranklinUniversity (Columbia,Ohio, US) to offer MBA programme in Oman. The maiden batch will start off their academic studies from 28 January onwards.

A number of esteemed professionals from the Government and Private sectors in Oman celebrate the official start of this program, along with David Decker, the president of Franklin University and Christopher Washington, the Provost and vice president for Academic Affairs of Franklin University. Godfrey Mendes, Dean of Global Programs and MCBS officials will also present to commemorate this historic event.
The program is specialized in Resources Management, Finance and Management Information System. Also, students at MCBS, from now on, will have the opportunity to take classes in Franklin University to help them develop a true business leader in themselv…

Educom overseas' Lebanon & Iraq International workshops

Educom Overseas' Lebanon & Iraq International Educational Workshops will be held from 29 February 2012 till 07 March 2012. In its fifth version, the March 2012 Educational Workshop involves so many school visits and one day workshop at Monroe Hotel, Beirut. 
The Lebanon Educom Fair usually aims at:  - Bringing into direct contact the exhibitors with the Lebanese students enrolled at the Lebanese private schools (English or French as a second language) and International private schools (English as a second language ESL).
- Bringing into direct contact the exhibitors with the universities students, fresh graduates and professionals wishing to study overseas 
-General Information about Lebanese Education Market: 

Big market for UG courses
 According to the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education, around 600,000 students are now enrolled in private schools, double the amount attending public institutions.

For the postgraduate prospectus the situation is equally promising as on a yearly bas…

GU Tech creates GIS database for Oman

TheGUtech Oman, the German University of Technology in Oman, is working on creating a Geographic Information System (GIS) database for Oman and it would be used mainly by its students for study and research purposes. 
GIS technologies are widely applied in education, health, tourism, special economic zone and in almost all the government departments and non-governmental organisations. Municipality and Oman’s various other government agencies have been successfully using applications of Geographic Information System (GIS) to improve work efficiency and service delivery systems, said Prof. Adrijana Car of Department of Sustainable Tourism and Regional Development at GUTech. Adrijana was delivering a lecture on 'GIS - from Geographic Information Systems to Science Education' at the GUtech campus recently.
“During a recent visit to the municipality office I was impressed by the application of GIS technologies by them,’’ said Prof Adrijana. The Supreme Committee for Town Planning and…

G-MAT Zone offers free introductory sessions

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Leading business schools and management education programs worldwide recognize the GMAT as the most effective test. You may already be on a career path, but you know that a management education will lead to even greater opportunities. You can move up in career ladder with a GMAT at hand.
G-MAT Zone, Dubai conduct free introductory sessions on every Wednesday at 7pm at their office for students who plan to pursue their MBA and want to sit for the GMAT test. Contact: Tel: +971 (0)50 877 8589 , 04 354 2929, email: dubai@gmat-zone.ae

G-MAT Zone also offer, SAT for American University admissions, UKCAT/BMAT for the UK Medical College Admissions, LNAT for the UK Law college admissions, TOEFL/IELTS for education and immigration purposes. This institution also guide students for the top B-School applications. The GMAT exam…

Cleveland clinic gearing to Medical education in Saudi

ClevelandClinic, a leader in medical research, education and health information, is gearing to enter into the medical education and training market Saudi Arabia.
Cleveland has signed an affiliation agreement with Saudi Arabian professional-managed healthcare company, Healthcare Development Holding Co., to collaborate on medical education and training to enhance and promote relationships and knowledge sharing programs with healthcare providers in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Cleveland Clinic (formally known as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation) is a multispecialty academic medical center located in Cleveland, Ohio,United States. The Cleveland Clinic is currently regarded as one of the top 4 hospitals in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report. And it was selected as number one hospital in Cardiology & Heart sugery sector by US news& World Report. Cleveland is renowned among the Middle-East as many royal families used to visitCleveland for their heart-rela…

Oman-India education conference concludes

The two-day long Oman-India Education conference was concluded on Monday 23 January. The conference titled "Education, Empowerment and Excellence", in which many experts on education participated, was succefully conducted by The Ministry of Education in coordination with Indian School Ghubra (ISG).
The visiting Indian Minster of State for External Affairs and Human Resources Development E. Ahmed said, "Schools have to take upon themselves the responsibility of preparing to face the challenges of the future. There is a significant disconnect between the education system and the needs of the 21st century". And he hoped that schools will introduce models of education which play an important in the child's development. 
Oman is an important partner of India in the Gulf and the two countries have strategic relationship in various areas- said Ahmed. The inaugural session of the conference on "Education, Empowerment and Excellence" was held under the auspices …

Meet English experts from UK and Ireland

A chance to meet representatives from some of the UK and Ireland's best English Language Schools.
It is organized by Al Ahlam higher education training service centre, Oman, which is officially recognised by British Council, Oman. The event will be on Saturday 28 January from 5pm to 9pm at the City Seasons Hotel, Al Khuwair. You get more info from Al Ahlam facebookpage also.
To get information about summer vacation programmes for teenagers and adults, year around general English courses, IELTS courses and much more, contact: 92696509.

English takes you places

British Council(Oman) English courses help you improve all your English language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading. British council offers a range of courses to choose from like General English courses (for children and adults), Business English courses, IELTS preparation courses.
British council guarantees that their quality of training will help students and adults to improve their career or academic prospectus. The differentiating qualities of the council courses are qualified and experienced teachers, top quality classrooms, communicative teaching methods and free online learning resources. 
Adult placement tests will be conducted on 23 and 24 January. A placement test for children should be on 26 January. A placement test costs 5 RO. But keep it in mind that, a placement test does not guarantee a place on the course. To book a placement test please call: 24681000 or e-mail: bc.muscat@om.britishcouncil.org
Late winter term class will begin on 25 January to 20 March 201…

Are you a graduate? CIMA calls you...

The chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA) qualification is the most relevant international accountancy qualification for business and management. CIMA is the world's largest professional body of management accountants, which offer the most relevant finance qualification for business. Know more about CIMA.
CIMA is a United Kingdom (UK) based professional body offering training and qualification in management accountancy and related subjects, focussed on accounting for business together with ongoing support for members. Its particular emphasis is on developing the management accounting profession within the UK and worldwide. CIMA is the largest management accounting body in the world, with more than 1,72,000 members and students in over 165 countries. How CIMA helps to accelerate your career and boost yoursalary?
Register before 31 January 2012 and get the opportunity to earn your CIMA award and designatory letters withing six months. If you have already studied a rele…

SQU to strengthen ties with US college

A delegation from St Luke’s Episcopal Health System (SLEHS), Texas, USA, visited Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) on Monday.

The delegation consisted of Chester Jones, Chairman of the Board, SLEHS, David J Fine, President and Chief Executive Officer, and two other senior officials. Dr. Said bin Ali al Yahyaee, SQU Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Community Service, Dr. Hilal al Sabti, Deputy Director General of SQU Hospital for Medical Affairs, and other SQU officials received the St. Luke's delegation. 
The delegation discussed collaboration between SLEHS and SQU, according to a press release. Exchange of technicians and nurses is currently in place between the two institutes.
They agreed to extend the scope of exchanges to faculty members at the College of Medicine & Health Sciences at SQU and clinical scientists in SQU Hospital and the college.
Exchange of technicians will be extended to cardiac care, cardiac computed tomography, operating room technology and other…

US ambassador to Oman on Oman education

You have been visiting educational institutions in Oman. What are your impressions?
I have been fortunate to see firsthand the high intellectual caliber and energy of students and professors in Omani institutions of higher learning. Whether studying nursing, accounting, or chemistry, they seem to see no limit to their future because they feel so well-prepared. In this respect, I was gratified to see that many of the instructors have received some of their education in American institutions and have returned home to share that knowledge with the next generation. To an ambassador, this bi-national cooperation is very encouraging.
The U.S. encourages Omani students to study in the US. How easy is it for students to get visa to study there? The number of Omanis traveling to the U.S. to study has increased the past two years. According to the Institute of International Education, in school year 2008–2009, the number of Omani students studying in the U.S. was 271. In 2009–2010, it was 2…

2 UAE girls were selected by NASA for higher education

Two female students from Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi were selected by NASA for research. Two girl students, Ms. Ghena Alhanee and Ms. Heyam Al Balushi, chosen from the Petroleum Institute were Mechanical Engineering students.


This is part of a fellowship programme by Arab Youth VentureFoundation in UAE. The organisation had signed an agreement with NASA to allow UAE nationals to take part in research at NASA. The agreement which was started in 2012, is now in its final year. 
They have been selected as part of UAE/NASA Research Fellows for the Spring 2012 semester. Three sessions, which take place every year (Spring, Summer and Fall), allow qualifying students in the field of engineering and science-related disciplines to conduct research at NASA. Ghena and Heyam will be taking part in the Spring 2012 session, which will run from February to June 2012. 
The students will spend time at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, USA where they will be part of cutting-…

US Embassy honoured Omani teachers

Muscat: The US Embassy to Oman lately honoured participants of their e-teacher course including 10 Omanis. During the ceremony, US Ambassador to Oman H.E. Richard J. Schmierer congratulated the e-teachers for their participation in the programme.
"We are happy to provide Omani teachers this opportunity to further train themselves as part of the partnership between the US and the Sultanate"- by distributing the certificate, he said. E-teacher course which improves English language proficiency was mainly focusing on non-native English speakers. Public affairs officer patricia Atkinson also welcomed the teachers and highlighted the significance of the programme in developing English language teaching all over the world. 
Currently e-teacher programme offers seven online graduate-level courses. These courses are prepared mainly for the English language teachers living outside the US to give new insights on English language. Courses are offered by the University of Maryland and th…

US Embassy language workshop in Ibri and Salalah

A two week-long workshops on English Language Programme held at Ibri and Salalah. The workshop was jointly hosted by the US Embassy and the Ministry of Education concluded in Muscat recently.
Dr Spencer Salas, English language specialist and lecturer at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, conducted workshops for secondary school teachers in Ibri and Salalah. He also held a morning session for students and teachers at Sultan Qaboos University during his visit to Oman from December 10 to 21.
Participants in the week-long seminars explored principles and practices of participatory literacy instruction for secondary grades. The programme began with an overview of the theories on literacy.
The participants received hands-on practice in methods for helping adolescent learners understand texts. Issues specific to local teaching, learning, and professional development in Oman were also discussed, according to a statement.
Teachers in Ibri and Salalah welcomed the participatory tr…

Indus' India Education show concludes

Fifth edition of the India education meet and seminar was concluded on a happy note on Wednesday, 17 January 2012 as thousands of students from Oman attended the show. Major choice of the students, most of them were Indian expatriates, were MBBS and various engineering courses.
University representatives from India visited various Indian schools to meet students to explain about the various opportunities available in India. They provided career counselling to students, counsellors(of various Indian schools) and parents. 
The event was also being held across 16 countries including UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The show organizers Indus Fairs & Events(India) Pvt Ltd. Conducted the show with the help of Lynx Events, Muscat. The event is running from 1998 in various Gulf countries. 
SRM University, Hindustan college of Engineering, CMR institute of Technology, (Bangalore), Rajalakshmi Engineering college(Coimbatore), Jain University (Bangalore), K.J. Somiya College of Enginee…

More than 500 Omanis opt to study in Malaysia each year

Oman is among the countries that have the highest number of students studying in Malaysia, and the number is expected to increase gradually, according to the Malaysian Embassy.
“More than 500 students from Oman go to Malaysia for education each year. It is becoming a preferred education destination due to its multi-cultural diversity and the free way of life. We hope the number will increase as we are intensifying the promotional programmes,” Mohd Norhisyam bin Mohd Yusof, Charge d’Affaires at the Malaysian Embassy, told. 
He was speaking on the sidelines of a two-day exhibition aimed at promoting educational services in Malaysia that began on Tuesday, 17 January 2012.
“Right now, we are focusing on promoting postgraduate and research programmes, and by 2020, Malaysia hopes to become the educational hub of the region. This can be attributed to affordability, and also to the fact that the quality of education is be the same as that in British and Australian universities. Education in M…

Indus Education Expo going on in Huffa House

Indus education expo, organised by Indus fairs & events will be concluded on Teusday,17 january 2012. You can meet various renowned university representatives for your higher education needs at Haffah house hotel near Ruwi till 9PM on 17 January 2012. There are around 20 selected universities from various parts of India are participating in this education exhibition. This is 5th consecutive education fair in Oman by Indus fairs & events, Coimbatore. This edition of the expo started on 16 Jan 2012.
One of the prestigious University from India SRM University comes with a bunch of new b-tech courses in their kitty. You can go for B-tech in Biomedicine and Biotechnology. Their medical programmes is attracting many students from various Indian schools in Oman. There are two schools from India offering IB(International Baccularate Degree) curriculum is a new attraction of the exhibition. Jain International Residential School, Bangalore and Vishwashanti Gurukul, Pune are happy as ma…

Wanna be a pilot or Engineer? Eduvistas here for you

Do you wanna be a pilot? Or else looking for pursuing PG in Medicine? Are you looking for higher education options all over world? Maybe you are scouring for a medical/engineering seat for your daughter/son in India…Whatever be your higher education dream, here is the solution for all your demands- Eduvistas 2012, the annual overseas education exhibition bringing together leading universities from around the world will take place on Thursday, 19 January at Sur Ballroom of Hotel Muscat Holiday, Al Khuwair. The event is organised by Global Edu, an education consultance firm. 
This year, prestigious universities and colleges from India, Malaysia, UK, Spain, Canada, Australia, Jordan, Turkey and UAE will be participating in the event. "We have lined up a selection of prestigious international institutions"- says Asha, Director of Global Edu. "These institutions offer Foundation, Undergraduate degrees and Postgraduate degrees in Medicine, Engineering, Business, Computing, H…

Taiwan look into Oman vocational training market

Taiwanese companies could help with vocational training across a range of engineering fields - even starting with training Omanis at Voltamp's new Sohar plant, according to Jackson T C Lee, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Muscat.
In the second Taiwanese joint venture in the GCC, Voltamp has linked up with Taiwanese electronics and engineering company Tatung to provide both technology and manpower for Voltamp's new RO11mn factory.
Speaking at the Taiwanese National Day celebrations, Lee told that the tie-up could open the door for further co-operation between the two companies in vocational training.
“If they want to co-operate with Tatung in vocational training, they can help with more efficient Omani manpower to satisfy Omanisation needs. “Maybe in future we could reach out and provide this training across all engineering fields, so we could even hopefully provide a manpower help-centre."

Dutch panel targets Oman's vocational training projects

A delegation of Dutch designers and builders focusing on the construction of education and training centres arrived in Muscat in order to tap into Oman's growing need for vocational training.
With RO27.2mn set aside for national training projects and RO26.9mn earmarked for establishing and maintaining technical colleges and vocational training projects in the Eighth Five Year plan, the Oman government is aiming to build the vocational skills of its domestic workforce. The two deals, on vocational training and small and medium enterprises, will see the two governments co-operating on building the sultanate’s vocational training capacity - and linking it to the creation of new businesses.

Singapore keen on investing in vocational training

Vocational training and the IT sector are the key themes of discussion for a top-level Singaporean government delegation, which has arrived in the sultanate to take part in the tenth Singapore-Oman joint committee meeting.

The 17-member delegation comprising of businesses, ministerial officials and Singaporean regional development agencies held meetings at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and Knowledge Oasis Muscat as it eyes further investment opportunities in Oman.

GU Tech prof award in Germany

Professor Burkhard Rauhut, currently rector of the GermanUniversity of Technology, Oman (GU Tech), has been awarded the Theodor Berchem Prize in Germany. The recipient of the award was chosen by an international jury. The award is worth around 5,000 OR.
Professor Rauhut has been rector of GU Tech since 2008. The honour was bestowed on him for his international and intercultural work and his achievements in the academic sphere. 
The Theodore Berchem Prize bears the name of Prof. Theodor Berchem, the long-standing President of the German Academic Exchange Service(DAAD). With this prize the DAAD seeks to honour academic personalities who have been outstanding models for international and intercultural dimension of higher education in an outstanding manner- this include bringing together students, scientists, scholars and academic cultures across the world. 
According to a DAAD statement, Professor Rauhut has promoted the Internationalisation of RWTH Aachen University. He was the former rect…

Waljat College invites applications for EMBA

Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Oman has invited applications for Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and Foundation programmes (Semester 2).
The last date of submitting the duly filled forms at the Admission and Registration Department is 25th January 2012. It is believed that classed will be started from 11 February 2012. 
For more details visit Waljat website or write to admissions@waljat.net
Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Oman (it is a Zawawi Group establishment) is having academic partnership with Birla Institute of Technology(BIT), India. 
The Birla Institute of Technology was established in 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi, by the philanthropist and industrialist B.M. Birla. The Institute was affiliated to Patna University until 1960 and then to Ranchi University. BIT was declared a deemed university in 1986. BIT enjoys a high ranking in India among the institutions of higher education. BIT has opened extension centres in Lalpur (Ranchi), Allahabad, Kolkata, Noida, …

Edubeans' blog venture

How r u? This is edubeans' blog on higher education in Oman.  It is a not-for-profit initiative to enlighten students on their higher education dreams. Edubeans is based on Oman and focusing on students from MENA(Middle east and North Africa), India and Pakistan. We provide students with the flavour of the breadth of opportunities that awaits them.   
We update on rewarding and enriching academic programs, ideal destinations  and highly-ranked, globally accredited universities for higher education. While doing that, we will try to explore highest quality and most diverse range of programs and program combinations. Today we have carried a link about your upcoming education fair. Have a glimpse of your news:  http://www.facebook.com/edubeans.
We are looking forward to your press releases, future programs and educational events as and when it happens, then we will support to spread a word around our readers.
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