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Indian villa school to close down in Abu Dhabi

Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education holds QS rankings seminar

Muscat: The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in the Sultanate of Oman, under the leadership of the Minister of Higher Education, Her Excellency Dr Rawya Al Busaidi, invited QS to deliver an exclusive seminar on the World University Rankings and international branding opportunities for the universities in the sultanate.

The seminar was held at the Muscat Hall auditorium situated at the headquarters of the Ministry of Higher Education in Muscat on September 3. The QS representative for the Middle East, Mr Ashwin Fernandes, delivered the half-day seminar. Universities from all provinces of the sultanate, such as far off places like Salalah, Sohar, Nizwa etc attended the seminar and were keen to learn more about QS; a total of 70 representatives were present.
The undersecretary of Higher Education, His Excellency Dr Abdullah Al Sarmi, graced the seminar. 

Also present were representatives from the Sultan Qaboos University—the vice chancellor, His Excellency Dr Ali Al-Bemani, …

Most high school grads enrolled in universities

Riyadh: Saudi universities have enrolled more than 86 percent of secondary graduates for the 2013-2014 academic year.  About 330,700 students have been admitted to programs in 25 universities in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday.
The Ministry of Higher Education has prepared a strategic plan for the expansion of university education over the next 25 years in its efforts to implement Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s vision for higher education.

A major feature of the development strategy for higher education is the plan to launch university cities. The first phase of this developmental strategy has been launched at a total cost of SR81.5 billion and the foundation stone for the second phase has been laid. Campus areas designated for Saudi university cities cover an area of 112 million square meters. These cities also include 12 university hospitals. The new institutes for higher learning, which have been built in recent years, include the universities o…

Ireland: The education destination of Saudi Students

Dubai: Education in Ireland, the organisation responsible for marketing the Irish higher education sector to international audiences, has reported a dramatic increase in the number of Saudi students opting for third level education in Ireland. The figure has risen from approximately two hundred students in 2009 to 1,738 students studying and preparing to study in Ireland this year, the majority of which are under the King Abdullah Scholarship Scheme.

Mr. Sulaiman Al Hamdan, CEO of National Air Services (NAS) who has four children studying in Ireland says, ''the main reasons we chose Ireland for our children were because it is a safe place, where the people are warm and friendly and it has a top quality education system with many of the leading establishments equal to, if not better than, others in Europe. For some reason people in the MENA region looking to study abroad often overlook Ireland and they do not realise how many benefits it has. It is also very well connected by a…