University of South Australia - Building bridges of understanding through engagement with Qatar, Oman and Kuwait
The CAAR International Speakers Program supported the University of South Australia's Professor Abdalla and colleagues visit to Qatar, Oman and UAE. The academics met with education departments, NGOs, universities and cultural institutions to discuss educational collaborations of mutual interest. The visit helped to progress the signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Sultan Qaboos (SQU, Oman) University and Qatar University. These led to academic collaborations in the form of joint conferences, research collaborations and three fully sponsored PhD students from Oman.
The visit focused on intercultural understanding, promotion of Australia as a destination of study, and establish partnerships with academics and intellectuals.