13 March, 2018 - Minister Mitchell O Connor meets her equivalent in Oman and they discuss Ireland’s Technological Universities

Minister Mitchell O’Connor is currently in the Middle East and has met with Her Excellency Dr. Rawya Saud Al Busaidi in the Department of Higher Education in Oman.

Ireland has over 500 Omani students.

Oman would like to mirror what Ireland has just done by combining their Colleges of Applied Sciences and their technological universities to make institutions that would help the Department of Higher Education identify and fill their skills shortages.

She would also like to visit some of the proposed locations while in Ireland.

Minister Mitchell O’Connor shared in detail the Department of Education and Skills’ Action Plan for Education.

The Department of Higher Education in Oman sponsors 50 medical students who study in Ireland.