"Building Bridges: The 2nd International Students’ Interaction (ISI) by BSD"
The Business Studies Department of University of Technology and Applied Sciences -Shinas organized the 2nd International Students’ Interaction (ISI) Event on 22nd May 2023. The event focused on discussions and deliberations in three (3) areas namely - Institutional Facilities for Effective Learning Engagement, Cross cultural understanding, Co-curricular activities and Student Support Services.
The ISI-2023 event brought together student representatives from Oman and various parts of the world with the aim of achieving multiple objectives. Firstly, it provided a platform for participants to learn about and gain insights into the cultures, experiences, and perspectives of students from different countries, particularly in the context of the ongoing pandemic. This facilitated a better understanding of the challenges faced by students globally and fostered cross-cultural exchange.
Secondly, the event encouraged the sharing of insights and strategies for overcoming academic difficulties and embracing individuality. Participants had the opportunity to discuss their personal journeys and exchange ideas on how to navigate challenges in the educational sphere while staying true to their unique identities.
Moreover, the event served as a forum for students to engage in discussions on how to tackle the challenges of entering various industries. By exchanging views and experiences, the participants explored strategies and approaches to successfully transition from academia to the professional world.
In addition, the event provided a platform for dialogue on how graduates can make meaningful contributions to the world. Participants delved into discussions about their roles and responsibilities as graduates, exploring ways in which they could positively impact their communities and society as a whole.
Lastly, the event served as an avenue for exploring potential opportunities for future collaboration. Through networking and interaction, participants had the chance to forge connections and identify areas of mutual interest for future projects and partnerships.
The event boasted a diverse range of participants, with 47 panel members representing academic institutions from Oman, the Philippines, and India. Additionally, there were 25 institutional partners who supported the event. In terms of participation, a total of 914 individuals registered for the event, excluding those who were assembled in their respective institutions. These participants hailed from 25 different institutions, creating a dynamic and vibrant environment for knowledge exchange and collaboration.