New Stirling graduates hailed in Muscat ceremony

A partnership between Scotland’s University of Stirling and Oman’s Muscat College has led to more than 30 students from the sultanate gaining degree qualifications this year.

A special ceremony was held in Muscat this month to honour the new graduates, who between them passed courses in accountancy, business and computing science.

Professor Sharon Bolton, dean of Stirling Management School, and professor David Mackay, associate-dean for internalisation, both travelled to Oman for the event.

Professor Bolton said: “We are proud of our partnership with Muscat College and it is always a privilege to be part of the students’ graduation ceremony. The conferment of degrees is recognition for their commitment and hard work.

“The time they spend studying with us is designed to prepare them for going out into the world to make a difference. We look forward to welcoming them into our global alumni family and watching their lives and careers flourish.”

The partnership agreement between the University of Stirling and Muscat College was recently extended. In addition, a new undergraduate degree in human resource management and marketing was introduced in September. A new masters course in management is due to begin in January 2018.