MUSCAT: Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University Dr Ali bin Saud Al Bimani, received in his office on Wednesday Prof Abdullaev Ravshan Vahidovich, Rector of the Tashkent Islamic University, Uzbekistan. The two sides discussed on the possibilities of establishing academic ties between the two institutions through exchange of students and faculty members, and collaborative research.
The heads of two universities discussed about establishing research collaboration in fields of mutual interest such as Islamic studies, Arabic language, manuscripts and documents, in addition to the economics and information technology.
Prof Vahidovich said the aim of Tashkent Islamic University, which was established in 1999, is to create specialists who are masters of the basics of religion, research principles, the history of Islam and philosophy, issues related to its role in the life and development of society. Tashkent Islamic University is home to the Unesco chair on religious studies and the comparative study of world religions.
The university conducts several academic programmes in Islamic Studies, spirituality and law, international economic relations, computers and information technology, and other areas. The university has more than 500 students in undergraduate and graduate programmes, and about 10 doctoral candidates.
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