The sultanate has adopted an approach of sustainable development polices according to which higher education institutions are required to have academic affiliation with elite foreign universities. This affiliation should include study programmes and quality assurance.
As a result of this approach, many Omani students studying at Omani higher education institutions get their university qualification from foreign universities.
OAAA mentioned in a statement about sultanate coming second on the Arab level and 22 at the world level at the Sustainable Development Policies Index of the British Council in London report titled, ‘The Shape of Global Higher Education’.
These foreign qualifications are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) in the sultanate as it is the case with the qualifications granted locally. These qualifications are appreciated by local employers in the public and private sectors, OAAA said.
The statement noted that OAAA promotes international efforts made to enhance excellence in higher education.