1. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi Wins Man Booker Prize 2019
  2. An Engineer’s Reminiscence of the Construction of SQU
  3. SQU, Ministry of Information, PART Joint Committee Meets
  4. ICE Recognition for Civil Engineering Program
  5. “Demo Day 2019” Highlights Final Year Projects
  6. SQU, Armed Forces Medical Services Sign Cooperation Program
  7. SQU Hosts Seminar on Japanese Scholarships for Students
  8. Forum Highlights Role of Islamic Banks
  9. SQU, ‘inma’ Sign Cooperation Program
  10. Researchers Develop Innovative Nanocoatings for Water Desalination
  11. SQU Celebrates the 19th University Day
  12. His Majesty’s Trust Fund for Seven Research Projects
  13. SQU Celebrates Anniversary of His Majesty’s Visit
  14. Abu Dhabi Research Competition: SQU Project Bags Second Place
  15. SQU, Taiwanese University Discuss Ties
  16. Oman FOSS Platform Launched
  17. SQU Council Approves Proposals
  18. Open House of SQU’s Research Centers
  19. Pak University Explores Ties with SQU
  20. SQU, HUAWEI Discuss Long-term Multifaceted Links
  21. SQU to Offer Turkish Language Course
  22. ECE Students Visit Oman Data Park
  23. Emirati Philanthropist Juma Al Majid Visits SQU
  24. Student Group Holds Animal and Veterinary Sciences Forum
  25. SQU Holds Panel Discussion on National Project on Teaching Profession
  26. Students Showcase Skills in Civil & Architectural Engineering
  27. Spotlight on Research Centers’ Accomplishments
  28. 323 Outstanding Students Honored
  29. ECE Dept. Holds Retreat to Discuss Accreditation
  30. Forum Highlights Translation in the Digital Age
  31. SQU Hosts Lecture by Famous MIT Scientist-Entrepreneur
  32. SQU Organizes 2nd Student Research Conference
  33. SQU Holds National Workshop on BA English Program
  34. “Art is for everyone”
  35. Spotlight on Student Research
  36. Forum Discusses Digital Leadership in Information Sector
  37. Vice Chancellor Concludes Visit to Australia
  38. SQU, Jusoor, Orpic Sign Cooperation Program
  39. Conference Focuses on Innovative Approaches in ELT
  40. 8th GCC College Games: SQU Bags Eight Medals
  41. IoT Lab Opened at SQU
  42. Symposium to Promote Research in Mathematical Modelling
  43. 49 Projects on Display at 9th Engineering Forum
  44. Student Group Pilots Aquaculture of Ornamental Fish Variety
  45. Training Workshop on Trade Ideas Kicks Off
  46. SQU Hosts Workshop on Ethics of Research Involving Human Subjects
  47. Occidental of Oman Funds Equipment for SQU’s SERC
  48. Gulf Programming Contest Kicks Off
  49. Student Group Holds Biomedical Science Exhibition
  50. IBA 2019 Contest: SQU Team Bags First Place
  51. Czech Republic Senate President Visits SQU
  52. SQU Hosts Omani Moot Court Competition
  53. Project to Study Aversion Towards Teaching Profession
  54. Czech Senate President Visits SQU
  55. Conference Discusses Reality and Challenges of Student Affairs
  56. New Disease Threatens Citrus Trees in Oman
  57. SQU Staff Authors Biochemistry Lab Manual
  58. SQU, MRMWR Mark World Water Day
  59. SQU, MoAF Joint Committee Meets
  60. Brains Innovation Summits Official Meets VC
  61. AQAS Accreditation for Two Departments
  62. Independent Learning Centre Officially Launched
  63. Wooden Bridge Competition: Students Bring Home Accolades
  64. Conference Discusses Updates in Neurology and Related Fields
  65. Chief Engineer of SQU Project Revisits the University
  66. SQU to Set up Research Centers in Duqm
  67. SQU Organizes LAMAD Forum on Food Technology
  68. ‘Lamad’ Event Showcases Food Technology Research
  69. CoE Holds Symposium on Renewable Energy Systems Technology
  70. College of Nursing Marks International Day of Happiness
  71. Event Sheds Light on Institutional Arbitration
  72. SQU, Ministry of Education Sign Cooperation Program
  73. Researchers Produce Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics System
  74. Business Week Highlights Impact of 4IR on Economy
  75. Zero Emission Campus: Field Survey Ends
  76. Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects
  77. Meaningful Partnership in Islamic Studies
  78. Omanis Strongly Favor Locally Produced Food Products
  79. Oman Mathematics Committee Marks International Day of Mathematics
  80. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi on List for Top Global Literary Award
  81. Engineering Students’ Graduation Project Wins Accolades
  82. SQU, Military Technological College Sign Cooperation Program
  83. Nelson Mandela Remembered
  84. SQU Hosts Forum on Research Projects Funded by HM Trust Fund
  85. SQU Organizes Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects”
  86. Workshop to Hone Jobseekers’ Skills in Port Logistics
  87. SQU Organizes Career & Training Fair 2019
  88. Zero Emission Campus: SQU Partners with German Institute
  89. Turkish Foundation, SQU to Establish Ties
  90. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  91. University of Tübingen Seeks Ties with SQU
  92. 55 Institutions Participate in SQU Career & Training Fair 2019
  93. SQU Hosts 21st ISANH Redox Congress
  94. SQU Organizes Forum on Leadership and Decision Making
  95. SQU Delegation Concludes Its Visit South Africa
  96. SQU, BP Oman Officials Review BP Fund Research Grants
  97. “Standards Vital in Ensuring Quality and Safety”
  98. Forum Highlights Leadership and Decision Making
  99. SQU Hosts International Workshop on Natural Hazards
  100. Cardiff University Seeks Ties with SQU
  101. Poster on Tokophobia Wins Accolades
  102. SQU at Muscat International Book fair
  103. Workshop on Performance Measurement Program
  104. 3rd ICAOG Discusses Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  105. SQU at Muscat Book Fair
  106. ELT Conference on 11 and 12 April
  107. Focus on Floriculture
  108. Mazaya Exhibition Showcases Special Offers for Employees
  109. Tenth Agricultural Festival Launched
  110. Chemical Engineering Forum Held
  111. SQU organizes The 4th Conference of Free and Open Source Software 2019
  112. Student Group Holds Used Book Fair at Muscat City Centre
  113. SQU’s Rebranded Media Identity Turns 1
  114. Efforts to Support FOSS in the Sultanate Hailed
  115. Technical Forum Features Student Projects
  116. FOSSC 2019 Oman Kicks off
  117. SQU Honours 520 Outstanding Students
  118. College of Engineering Receives IAESTE Award
  119. Conference to Highlight Issues Related to Population in the Sultanate
  120. 1st International Conference on Unnamed Vehicle Systems
  121. SQU Hosts IFMSA Regional Meet
  122. “Political Factor is the Top Element that Affects the Price of Oil”
  123. “UVS-Oman 2019” Concludes
  124. Webometrics: SQU Ranked 1353 Globally
  125. Study Chronicles Characteristics of Illicit Drug Users Seeking Detox
  126. SQU Organizes 3rd Media Family Forum
  127. SQU’s Organic Kale Sets an Example
  128. Research Centre Receives German Student Delegation
  129. Agriculture, Fisheries Development: SQU, FAO Sign LoU
  130. Empowering Students in the Foundation Programs
  131. 95 Students Attend Winter Program for School Students
  132. SQU Organizes Technology Camp for Kids
  133. Support for Global Learning
  134. SQU, UW–Eau Claire to Boost Ties
  135. SQU, University of South Australia to Promote Cooperation
  136. SQU Receives Houston-Clear Lake Delegation
  137. University Tower Hall Opened
  138. Independent Learning Centre Workshop Concludes
  139. SQU Tower Hall Launched
  140. Council Approves Name Change of Academic Departments
  141. SQU organizes football championship.
  142. SQU Staff Football Championship Concludes
  143. Green Climate Readiness Support: SQU, FAO Sign LoA
  144. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  145. SQU Honors Turkish Students
  146. SQU holds the 2nd Customer Services Forum
  147. Forum Highlights Digital Transformation of Customer Services
  148. CAMS Workshop Addresses Whitefly Management in Tomato
  149. SQU-Institute of Public Admn. Committee Meets
  150. Information Systems Computer Lab Launched at CEPS
  151. Researchers Present Progress of Internal Grant-Funded Projects
  152. SQU Mobile App Launched
  153. MSF Hosts Workshop on Seafloor Mapping Technique
  154. On-Campus Fuel Station, Shopping Mall Planned
  155. SQU Organizes 5th Alumni Day
  156. 5th Alumni Day Held
  157. Springboard Program: SQU Teams Bring Accolades
  158. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  159. SQU Signs Letter of Intent with Salalah Methanol
  160. SQU Holds Training Program in Logistics and Supply Chain in Aviation Sector
  161. SQU, Omantel Joint Committee Meets
  162. Workshop for Internal Audit Panel Members Held
  163. Main Library Organizes (Awalem) Event
  164. CEPS Gets EQUIS Accreditation
  165. Best Sports College Award: New Initiative to Promote Sports
  166. Smoke Emissions from Shinas Copper Mine Due to Sulphide Combustion
  167. SQU, NFRCEC to Tie-up on Research
  168. SQU Hosts 2nd Blockchain Symposium
  169. SQU Hosts MEACR Annual Meet
  170. Dr. Ahmed Al Salman Elected as Fellow of TWAS
  171. Opportunities in Future Technologies
  172. SQU and the GULF 3 International Conference
  173. Need for More Mental Health Services for the Young
  174. Sustainability through Reuse Centre
  175. CAMS Hosts International Workshop on Innovative Marine Management
  176. SQU Celebrates World Soil Day; International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  177. SQU Marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities
  178. Start-ups Should Address Social Problems: Dr. Belgacem Haba
  179. SQU, RAP-Green Sign Cooperation Agreement
  180. SQU Hosts the 4th Science & Technology Exchange Program
  181. SQU organizes the 1st open day for Student exchange
  182. Public Speaking Contest: Student Teams Win Third Place
  183. SQU Academician Wins L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship
  184. Oman’s Trade Potential with IORA Member States
  185. University of Denver Explores Ties with SQU
  186. SQU, Charles University to Boost Ties
  187. “Your University Celebrates” 48th National Day
  188. SQU Celebrates 29th Graduation Ceremony of the Scientific Colleges
  189. Counselling Psychology Conference Kicks Off
  190. Workshop Discusses Outcomes of Mango, Lime Diseases Research
  191. 1303 Students from Scientific Colleges Graduate
  192. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  193. Big turnout at “Walk for Your Health” Walkathon
  194. SQU organizes Japan’s open day
  195. Utilizing Drilling Waste in Cement Industry Ensures Sustainability
  196. SQU Celebrates Omani Women’s Day
  197. Growth in Demand for IP Right is a Good Indicator
  198. SQU Hosts Japan Day
  199. Prof. Sabah Bags Qatar Green Research Award
  200. SQU celebrates 29th graduation ceremony (humanities Colleges)
  201. CSD, RMO Holds Workshop on Operational Risk
  202. SQU Wins OER Power Brands 2018 Award
  203. SQU, IDO Holding Sign Research and Innovation Cooperation Program
  204. Conference Highlights Frankincense and Medicinal Plants Research
  205. 1651 Students Receive Their Degrees at Inspiring Graduation Ceremony
  206. Saudi University Explores Ties with SQU
  207. Humanities Students to Celebrate Graduation Today
  208. Daytime Sleepiness Common among Young Omani Drivers
  209. International Award for Dean of College of Education
  210. Omani-French Friendship Association Honors Dr. Kamla Al Busaidi
  211. SQU to Teach Students Values, Rights and Responsibilities as Citizens
  212. Lakehead University Delegation Visits SQU
  213. SQU to Host Middle East Cancer Research Association Meeting
  214. Educational Psychology Faculty Holds Research Forum
  215. Latest developments in research and postgraduate studies highlighted
  216. Spotlight on Oman’s Maritime Heritage
  217. Lakehead University Seeks Ties with SQU
  218. NBC Holds Panel Discussion on Ethics in Research and Publication
  219. SQU Hosts WIPO-Oman Summer School
  220. Muscat Finance Extends Support for Research and Innovation at SQU
  221. ACM-OCPC: SQU Teams Bag First and Third Prizes
  222. Climate Impacts on Water Resources
  223. SQU Organizes Oman Collegiate Programing Contest
  224. 29th Graduation Ceremony on 28 Oct, 11 Nov
  225. Student Group Marks World Food Day 2018
  226. Conference Highlights Trends in Innovative Mathematics Curriculum
  227. SQU This Week
  228. European IT Security Advisor Visits SQU
  229. Award for Excellence in Child Health Nursing
  230. Repeat Migration of bar-tailed godwits wintering at Barr Al Hikman
  231. Conference Stresses on Sport and Sustainable Development
  232. Outstanding Scientist Award for Nurse Educator
  233. Forum Highlights Student Counselling Services
  234. SQU This Week
  235. Forum Highlights Machine Learning in Remote Sensing
  236. New Book Explores Link between Food and Huntington’s disease
  237. Majors Fair 2018: Spotlight on 60 Academic Majors
  238. UNESCO-APCEIU Chief Visits SQU
  239. Oman Does Exceedingly Well in Student Exchange
  240. THE: SQU Enters World’s Top Universities’ List
  241. SQU This Week
  242. SQU Hosts Dinner in Honor of New Staff
  243. CEPS Gets One Step Closer to Accreditation
  244. SQU, NRAA Approve Private Records Management System
  245. Forum Highlights Remote Sensing Applications in Physical Oceanography
  246. SQU, Starcare Hospital Join Hands for Nursing Training, Research
  247. SQU, University of Nizwa Prepare for Conference on Frankincense
  248. SQU This Week
  249. SQU, Oman Munition Production Company Sign Cooperation Program
  250. The Sultanate, Represented by SQU, Joins UNESCO IGCP
  251. Bioethics Committee Discusses International Legislation on Paternity
  252. DPS Holds Orientation Day for New Postgraduate Students 
  253. Career Guidance: SQU, Ooredoo Sign Cooperation Program
  254. Nanotechnology Helps Extend Shelf Life of Local Vegetables
  255. A New Centre for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  256. Student Council Election: Nominations Open on 10 Sept
  257. SQU, ‘be’ah’ Join Hands to Set up Reuse Centre
  258. Experts Lead SQU Training Course on Sustainable Energy
  259. Conference on Frankincense and Medicinal Plants in October
  260. SQU This Week
  261. SQU and Petrofac sign Sponsorship Agreement
  262. Ways to Make Farming More Sustainable
  263. SQU Marks Renaissance Day
  264. Ways to Make Math Fun for Kids
  265. Prerequisites for Significant Learning
  266. Omani Studies Centre Team Visits Brunei
  267. Conference to Address Research Management
  268. Cooperation Program to Promote Date Palm Sector in Oman
  269. SQU, Orpic Sign LoA for Funding Engineering Design Lab
  270. Dead Zones of the Western Arabian Sea
  271. Conference to Address All Aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  272. SQU Gets Patent for New Antimicrobial Formula
  273. SQU Council Approves Center for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  274. SQU Signs Cooperation Agreement with Muscat Securities Market
  275. Information Systems Students ‘Capture’ the Cybersecurity Flag
  276. SQU This Week
  277. SQU, Al Buraimi Solar Energy Systems Sign Cooperation Program
  278. SQU, Oman Oil Marketing Company Sign Sponsorship Agreement
  279. “Anwaar Ramadhan” Exhibition Features Pics of the Past
  280. Association of Arab Universities Executive Council Meets at SQU
  281. CAMS Academic’s Book Deals with Food Microbial Analyses
  282. SQU This Week
  283. Forum on Future Media Discusses Media Sector Challenges
  284. SQU This Week
  285. SQU Hosts Pearl Initiative Award Ceremony
  286. Huge Enthusiasm for Blockchain Technology in Oman
  287. First Phase of Solar Parking Shades Opened
  288. MSF Students Visit Oman Aquarium Project
  289. Nursing Students Urge Evidence-based Maternity Care Practice
  290. Project Examines Population Structures of Spiny Lobster along Oman’s Coastline
  291. Workshop Sheds Light on “Integration of Technology into Nursing Education”
  292. New Patent for Invention based on “Therapeutic Composition for Treating Gangrene”
  293. SQU This Week
  294. HMTF Projects 2018 Announced
  295. 18th SQU Day Celebrated with Grandeur
  296. SQU Signs Research Cooperation Program with OAPGRC
  297. SQU Organizes First Aid Workshop for School Children
  298. New Assessment Unit Facility at CPS
  299. Statistics to become Independent Department at SQU
  300. Dr. Mona Al Said Receives Charles University’s Gold Medal
  301. SQU This Week
  302. ELT Conference Addresses Current Perspectives, Trends and Challenges
  303. Workshop Highlights Nutritional Antioxidants Therapy
  304. Academics Co-edit Volume on Cancer Prevention and Treatments
  305. Power Station and Transmission Lab Opened
  306. Conference Focuses on Law, Economic and Social Transformations
  307. SQU Marks Biomedical Laboratory Science Day
  308. SQU, RUDN University to Boost Ties
  309. Commercially Valuable Bioproducts from Waste Paper
  310. Forum Highlights Role of Information Specialists in Smart Society
  311. IS Department Holds Industry Advisory Board Meeting
  312. SQU This Week
  313. Jordanian NDC Delegation visits SQU
  314. The Earthquake Monitoring Center and Seismic Hazard Studies in the Sultanate
  315. Research Workshops and Training Held
  316. The Story of a Lighting Revolution
  317. Patent for “Method of Making an Ajwa Date-Based Treatment for Snake Envenomation”
  318. SQU Holds the First Students’ Conference for Scientific Research
  319. Engineering Students Projects on Display
  320. SQU Hosts National Conference on Civil & Architectural Engineering
  321. SQU, Ministry Mark World Water Day 2018
  322. Forum Deliberates Business Intelligence and Big Data Analysis
  323. SQU-Ministry of Higher Education Joint Committee Meets
  324. Forum Addresses Soil System as Foundation of Food Security
  325. Framework for Making Oman an Innovation Hub
  326. CETL Official Opening Held
  327. SQU, University of Nizwa to Enhance Ties
  328. SQU This Week
  329. SQU Receives Egyptian Minister of Higher Education
  330. SQU Team Wins Robot Championship
  331. Conference Discusses Risk Management Practices
  332. Institutional Accreditation
  333. SQU This Week
  334. SQU Launches its New Media Identity
  335. Neuroprotective Effects of Plant Extracts
  336. Technical Festival Features 20 ICT Projects
  337. ICT Accessibility: Oman Well-positioned to Continue Playing a Leading Role
  338. SQU Team Makes Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research
  339. Sensor-activated Taps Most Effective for Saving Water
  340. Study Underscores the Need for Stronger School-University Partnerships
  341. Study Identifies Factors Impeding Entrepreneurial Growth in Oman
  342. OCMB Hosts Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology Conference
  343. SQU Council Approves Master’s Program in Psychological Counselling
  344. Nursing Conference Focuses on Technology and Innovation
  345. Microbial Fuel Cells: A Promising Energy Source
  346. Researcher Prepares Database of Aquatic Plants in Wadis
  347. Blended Learning Approach Can Tackle Transitional Academic Challenges
  348. Medical Research Centre to Focus on Themes Relevant to Oman

On Thursday, 18 April 2019, Sultan Qaboos University organized a lecture on “the role of scientists and engineers in leading the entrepreneurship and innovation in the fields of medicine, engineering and science”, presented by Prof. Robert S. Langer, U.S. Innovation Envoy and Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA. The lecture organized by the International Cooperation Office at SQU in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held at the Al Fahm Hall of SQU Cultural Centre under the patronage of H.H. Sayyida Dr. Mona bint Fahad Al Said, SQU’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Cooperation.

Robert S. Langer is one of the most widely cited biotechnology researchers and holds over 1,000 patents worldwide. He has written over 1,400 articles. Langer’s patents have been licensed or sublicensed to over 350 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device companies.  In his MIT laboratory, Langer fosters an entrepreneurial attitude among his postdoctoral students by urging patenting of inventions, forging links with industry, and forming start-up companies.

At SQU, Langer explained how he combined his academic knowledge in chemical engineeringwith groundbreaking inventions in medicine. Langer He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Cornell in 1970 and pursued graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He ventured into medial research by working under Dr. Judah Folkman, a Harvard professor who was also chief of surgery at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Folkman believed that the spread of cancer and the growth of tumors could be controlled if angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels are created, was arrested. He set Langer the task of finding substances to inhibit the creation of new blood vessels.

While in Folkman’s lab, Langer identified and pursued another area of research, which was to develop polymers that would permit the gradual timed release of medication within the body. Within a few years, he developed a technique for modifying polymers that would slowly release the molecules for drug delivery. The same technique facilitated the testing of substances for inhibiting angiogenesis. Langer later pioneered in combining three-dimensional synthetic polymer scaffolds with living cells to create new tissues and organs in the laboratory. Langer also elaborated on his research and inventions in developing new tissues for blood vessels, skin, spinal cord in the laboratory to produce novel medical materials and his research that led to development of lifesaving therapies. Commenting on his medical research career that spans over 45 years, Prof Langer said:”I’ve always wanted to see what I can do to help people have happier, healthier lives. I’ve seen different medical problems and I’ve thought: What can we do to make things better for people?”

For the excellence of his research and his dedication to making results available for the medical care of the public, Langer has received many honors, including election to all three American academies—the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. In 2008, he received the Millennium Technology Prize, the largest prize for technological innovation and comparable to the Nobel Prizes in the sciences. He is one of 7 individuals to hold both the U.S. National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and in 2015, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.


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