Sultan Qaboos University has reached another milestone in its growth over the years as the University was ranked #379 out of 1047 universities from around the world in 2020 in the World University Ranking “QS”. Commenting on this achievement, H.E. Dr. Ali bin Saud Al Bimani, the Vice Chancellor of SQU said that the University has achieved a significant progress in its annual ranking within the World University Ranking “QS”. The progress of the University is in line with the objectives of the Oman Vision 2040, which aims one of Oman’s universities to be among the top 300 universities around the world by 2030 and four of Oman’s universities among the top 300 list by 2040.
The Vice Chancellor added that the university has worked hard for years to achieve this goal, through continuous efforts to attain and maintain the performance indicators and updating the data each year. “The University gave special emphasis on various criteria that determines the international standing of SQU in QS ranking system. In terms of raising academic reputation, SQU encourages the faculty members to participate in research platforms by publishing their scientific output and to increase the quality of their research. Regarding the employer reputation criterion, efforts are made to communicate with the SQU alumni and employer organizations to investigate the quality of the graduates’ performance and the satisfaction indicators of it. Citation per faculty is improved by providing rewards to the researchers for publications in peer- reviewed journals. Faculty-student ratio and international faculty ratio are maintained to meet the global standards. Consistent progress is witnessed in the number of international students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate streams”, he said.