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The first Italian language assistantship has been launched in Oman
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The first Italian language assistantship has been launched in Oman

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Established in the Department of Tourism of Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat. A qualitative leap in cultural and scientific cooperation between the two countries

Sixty young students of Italian in Oman. They are the first members of the new language assistantship at the Sultan Qaboos University, officially opened on 8 February last year as a result of the collaboration between the Italian Embassy in Muscat and the leading university in Oman.

The assistantship, established in the Department of Tourism, was founded with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation with the aim of strengthening cooperation in the cultural, linguistic and academic fields between the two countries.

As Professor Caterina Mirasolo points out, the ministerial teacher holding the professorship of Italian, who has just arrived in the Sultanate, it “represents a leap in quality in the educational offer available to Omani students compared to existing education. The students will now benefit from structured and continuous teaching from which opportunities for study and research in Italy may emerge, as well as opportunities for greater academic and scientific cooperation”. In fact, the language courses will gradually be accompanied by activities that will bring students closer to the most varied dimensions of Italian culture.

The Italian Ambassador in Muscat, Federica Favi, has shown that it is “significant that the assistantship begins in 2021, the year of commemoration of Dante, to which the Embassy will dedicate cultural initiatives and the Italian Language Week in October to help promote in the Sultanate the great poet and his fundamental contribution to Italian and European culture”.

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