A tour of over 30 Canadian universities and colleges in Qatar from October 21 to 23 is set to build stronger linkages in the field of education between the two countries, the Canadian embassy has announced.
In a press statement, the embassy said that participating institutions will meet prospective students in Qatar and promote study opportunities in Canada.
The embassy noted that the visit will also explore partnership opportunities between Canadian and Qatari education institutions, connecting with the country's leading academies, and public and private organisations.
''I am excited that around 30 Canadian educational institutions are coming to Qatar this year-that is four times more than last year," Canadian ambassador Stefanie McCollum told Gulf Times.
"This really represents a renewed excitement from Canadian institutions to not only recruit Qatar students to study in Canada but also to explore partnerships with Qatari institutions - whether it be joint research or exchanges," she noted. "Canada and Qatar already enjoy strong relations in the area of education and I look forward to expanding them moving forward.''
Both parents and their children (students) will have the chance to learn about study options in Canada and meet with participating institutions during the ‘EduCanada Fair,’ which will take place at the College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) building 1 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on October 21, the embassy said.
All queries related to the admission process, programmes of study and campus life will be discussed during the event.
The tour, supported by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education and in partnership with CNA-Q serves as a platform for student exchanges between Qatar and Canada, aimed at further strengthening their co-operation in education, the envoy added.
The embassy has been promoting Canada as an education destination, and expects more Qataris to study in these education institutions, which are internationally respected for their diplomas, degrees, and certifications.Last updated: October 17 2018 10:54 AM