(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The University of Wolverhampton, UK will open a regional office in Oman to provide information and advice to potential students. The Middle East Regional Office (MERO) will be based in Muscat and will open its doors on March 25, a press release said.
It aims to build long partnerships with Middle East governments and private sector companies, delivering consultancies for new projects and offering short courses for Continuous Professional Development as well as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
It will provide advice and information on admissions to more than 300 courses, visa procedure and accommodation enquiries, as well as personal assistance to students who want to study at the university. The MERO office will cover the Gulf countries of UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Kurdistan and the surrounding Arab states,' the release stated.
Professor Geoff Layer, the vice chancellor of the university, said, ''We are delighted to be opening a new regional office in Oman. The Middle East is an important market for us in terms of international students so to have a presence there is very important.
''We already have a growing cohort of students from the region who study at the university and we would like to showcase what we have to offer in order to encourage further student enquiries and applications. We are very much the University of the Black Country in the UK and have a rich tradition and heritage but we must also look and operate globally.''
Quoting the release, Hilal Almasheri, the head of Middle East office, said, ''I am delighted to have the regional office in Muscat and very much looking forward to welcoming prospective students through our doors. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the educational institutions in Oman and the wider Middle Eastern community.''
An official opening ceremony will be held at the British ambassador's residence in Musca