Muscat: A 'Study in Oman' campaign has been launched by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to attract international students through Expo 2020 Dubai.
"The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation launched a campaign to attract international students through Expo 2020 Dubai, which aims to introduce visitors to the higher education institutions in Oman," Oman News Agency (ONA) said in a statement.
Laila bint Khamis Al Shaqsi, Director of the Educational Services Department at the Directorate General of Private Universities and Colleges in the ministry, chaired the committee supervising the ministry’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai represented in a special corner within the Omani pavilion.
The ministry's participation includes holding the 'Week of Science and Knowledge', a symposium for Omani youth innovation, which will be an exhibition of Omani products, and a frankincense store.
"A special website for the 'Study in Oman' campaign along with a slogan has also been launched, which includes the establishment of a number of programmes and activities," said Laila Al Shaqsi.
"Coordination with the organisers of the Oman Youth Ship's voyage is in process, to bring in the participation of a number of higher education students. The ship's voyage will set off from Muscat and end in Dubai," she added.
Over 350 Omani SMEs to participate in Frankincense Store
More than 350 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the Sultanate will participate in the Frankincense Store in the Oman pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, said the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI).
"OCCI continues its preparations to participate in the Omani pavilion, in which 400 medium and small Omani enterprises will participate in the Frankincense Store in the Sultanate’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai," OCCI said in a statement.
The participation of Omani institutions and companies in Expo 2020 Dubai reflects the quality of national products and services and their elevation to international standards. All the participants were subjected to a careful evaluation of the compatibility of products and services.
OCCI participates in the Sultanate’s pavilion within the framework of its pivotal and essential role in sustainable economic development, and its constant endeavor to represent the private sector locally and internationally and to serve its interests through innovative tools that serve businessmen.
The chamber’s participation in this international event is based on highlighting the most important opportunities available in Oman for investment and the enabling factors that support the establishment of commercial projects. In addition to establishing effective communication channels that link those interested in investing in the Sultanate with the most promising business opportunities and the mechanism for accessing the required information with ease.
Omani pavilion set to open at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Omani pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be opened on Friday, October 1, 2021 under the patronage of His Excellency Mohsin bin Khamis Al Balushi.
"On Friday, the Omani pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be opened under the patronage of His Excellency Mohsin bin Khamis Al Balushi, Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion and Commissioner-General of the Sultanate at the Expo," Oman News Agency (ONA) said in a statement.
Khalid bin Salim Al Zuhaimi, Director of the Oman Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, confirmed the readiness to open the pavilion and receive visitors to learn about the pavilion’s content through visual, audio, technology, modern technology, topics, achievements, stories and various Omani initiatives.
Al Zuhaimi said that the Sultanate's pavilion was designed by Omani youth in a distinctive modern style inspired by the frankincense tree, which is one of the icons of nature in the Sultanate.
"The pavilion was divided into five sections that simulate in their content the story of the life cycle of frankincense, based on the three sub-themes of Expo 2020 Dubai, which are :sustainability, opportunities and mobility," Khalid Al Zuhaimi added.