Report on participation in GHEDEX, Oman, April 2016

Between 19 and 21 April 2016, a representative of Centre for International Cooperation, Mr. Karol Maśluszczak, participated in educational fairs organized every year GHEDEX in Muscat, capital of Oman.

Over the past 5 years, our University has become an active partner in the region of Arab countries. Oman is one of the destinations which the Centre for International Cooperation prioritises for recruitment actions. Since 2012 we also cooperate with the Ministry of Higher Education, which enlisted our university as one of the destinations for students benefiting from a government scholarship. Currently, at WUT there are more than 20 students from Oman and 40 are participating in preparation programmes including Foundation Year and language courses.

GHEDEX fairs, are one of the largest and most important educational events in the region. Just this year more than 200 universities attended it, from 24 countries. This year, Poland was represented by Warsaw University of Technology only, as a leader in the region. Students from Arab countries are very interested in studying abroad. Through various scholarships and government funds, many students can pursue their educational plans almost anywhere in the World, hence our presence there is very important.

Warsaw University of Technology offer was met with great interest from PhD and second degree candidates. In Oman, a large number of expatriates is present, mainly from India and Pakistan. In this regard, Mr. Karol Maśluszczak met with few representations of Indian schools in Muscat. A meeting was held with students from central India School Muscat and Pakistan School Muscat.