2. SQU: A Beacon of Light for Research and Innovation
  3. SQU Council Offers Condolences on the Demise of HM Sultan Qaboos
  4. ISTAIM2020 Deliberates Intelligent Healthcare System
  5. SQU, Tawasul Foundation Sign Research Cooperation Program
  6. “Reimagine Teaching to Maximize Student Learning Conference” Held
  7. “Exploring Cultural Intersections” Conference Concludes
  8. SQU organizes Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation
  9. Talk Sheds Light on International Media Landscape and Diplomacy
  10. Conference Deliberates Language, Literature, and Translation
  11. Talk Gives Insights into Cyber Security
  12. CAMS Academician Coedits Volume on Food Interventions for ASD Management
  13. International Bioethics Conference Kicks Off
  14. QAO Hosts Lecture on Corruption in Higher Education
  15. SQU, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute Join Hands
  16. University of Glasgow Seeks Ties with SQU
  17. SQU, Space Communications Technologies Company Sign Cooperation Program
  18. SQU, University of South Carolina Keen to Enhance Ties
  19. SQU, Space Communications Technologies Company Join Hands
  20. NAOV 2020 Kicks Off
  21. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  22. SQU Gears Up for Student Learning Conference
  23. CAMS Offers Course on Mushroom Cultivation
  24. SQU, PAM Joint Committee Meets
  25. Committee Reviews Preparations for Bioethics Conference
  26. SQU Wins Media Proficiency Competition Awards 2019
  27. Korea-Arab Society Official Visits SQU
  28. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  29. SQU Celebrates Cultural Day for International Students
  30. Conference on “GCC in the Midst of Global Changes”
  31. Professional Ethics Strategy for Educators Launched
  32. SQU, TRC Join Hands for Oman Research Repository Project
  33. Symposium Highlights AI, Radiomics and Hybrid Imaging
  34. Panel Discussion Sheds Light on Research Chairs’ Activities
  35. Aflatoxins: A Serious Threat to Human Health
  36. Researchers Deliberate on Good Homework Practices
  37. Centre Holds Forum on Governance and HRD
  38. Students’ Documentary Film Wins Third Place
  39. GCC in the Midst of Global Changes Conference Begins
  40. Sarh Al Jaameah Private School Launched
  41. Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Seeks Ties with SQU
  42. Optimizing HIV Awareness and AIDS Prevention
  43. SQU Graduate Wins National Award
  44. Deanship Holds 3 Minutes Thesis Competition
  45. SQU Team Bags Second Prize in Hackathon Competition
  46. Student Group Holds Exhibition on Ottoman Empire
  47. Minister Opens Sarh Al Jaameah Private School at SQU
  48. SQU Provides Course to Military Officers
  49. 1639 Students from Humanities Colleges Awarded Degrees
  50. Zanzibar Minister Visits SQU
  51. SQU, MoH, OMSB Tripartite Committee Meets
  52. SQU Council Approves Master’s Programs in Nursing and Midwifery
  53. SQU Celebrates 49th National Day
  54. Conference Deliberates on Teaching Math in Special Education
  55. New Insights on Harmful Algal Blooms in Sohar Industrial Area
  56. SQU Celebrates 49th National Day
  57. Focus on Kenyan Culture and People
  58. SQU Celebrates 30th Graduation Ceremony of Scientific Colleges
  59. SQU Marks GIS Day
  60. SQU Hosts IGCP Workshop on Diamonds & Recycled Mantle
  61. 1283 Students from Science Colleges Awarded Degrees
  62. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  63. International Workshop Focuses on Food and Brain Health
  64. In the Folds of Space Exhibition
  65. SQU, Brno University of Technology to Tie-up on Teaching and Research
  66. SQU Academics Co-edit Book on Traditional Foods
  67. ‘Close-by’: Volunteer Week Activities Kicks off
  68. Graduation Ceremony on 11 and 25 November
  69. SQU holds ‘Inspirers’ Session
  70. Gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  71. Taiwanese University Seeks Ties with SQU
  72. Student Counselling Centre Gets International Accreditation
  73. Iranian Delegation Visits College of Education
  74. SQU Hosts Forum on Remote Sensing and Space Technologies
  75. An Exchange Student at SQU from Faraway Chile
  76. Expert Highlights Growing Importance Cyber Security Jobs
  77. OCCI Research Chair: SQU, OCCI Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  78. PEIE Research Chair: SQU, PEIE Madayn Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  79. SQU Honors 519 Students
  80. SQU Organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  81. SQU Organizes Mazaya Exhibition
  82. SQU Hosts Workshop on Gulf Joint Work
  83. Workshop on Food and Brain Health on 11, 12 November
  84. “Mazaya III” Exhibition Kicks off
  85. Talk Sheds Light on IP Rights and Enforcement in the GCC
  86. Students Highlight Importance of Physics to the Economy
  87. Panel Discussion with Deputy Secretary General of Supreme Council for Planning
  88. SQU, ROLACC Sign Agreement to Set up Anti-corruption Chair
  89. SQU Hosts Panel Discussion on Development Planning
  90. Amal Al-Ismaili Wins Enjoia’t Award
  91. SQU and ITA Renew Agreement on Free and Open Source Software
  92. Conference Highlights Population and Sustainable Development
  93. Researchers Use Zebrafish to Study Human Diseases
  94. SQU, Omantel Sign Partnership Agreement
  95. SQU Hosts Oman Collegiate Programming Contest
  96. SQU Hosts Art Education Conference
  97. College of Nursing Celebrates Mental Health Day
  98. Disabilities Unit Project Launched at SQU
  99. Majors Fair 2019 Showcases Courses of Study
  100. Talk Gives Insight into Global Peace and Security
  101. Art Education Conference Concludes
  102. SQU, Oman Shell Partner to Research Agricultural Development
  103. SQU organizes a workshop on the Future of Computing Programs
  104. SQU Hosts Workshop on Future of Computing Programs 
  105. Graduating Engineers’ Challenges in Job Market Discussed
  106. Abandoned Copper Mine in Lasail Leads to Ground Water Contamination
  107. 13th Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks Off
  108. SQU Gears Up for GCC Students’ Forum
  109. Lecture Highlights Evolution of Judiciary in Oman
  110. Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks off
  111. 6th Arab International Child Abuse and Neglect Conference Held
  112. SQU Holds Induction Program for New Employees
  113. VC Receives US Academician
  114. Workshop for Internal Institutional Quality Audit Held
  115. National Bioethics Committee Meets at SQU
  116. ISPCAN International Congress Kicks off
  117. SQU Organizes Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  118. DPS Holds Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  119. NDC Delegation Received
  120. Trial Platform for Massive Open Online Courses Launched
  121. SQU receives new students
  122. SQU Student Project on 3D Printer Earns Praise
  123. Experts from SQU Come up with Book on Clinical Biochemistry
  124. Recognition for Book on Food and Huntington’s disease
  125. ICT Technologies: SQU, Huawei Sign Letter of Agreement
  126. SQU Receives 3070 Students
  127. Oman’s First CubeSat Project at SQU
  128. International Accreditation for SQU’s LL.B. Program
  129. SQU Celebrates Renaissance Day
  130. Summer School: Exhibition Features 4IR  
  131. SQU, Omantel Join Hands to Foster Innovation in Oman
  132. Honor for SQU Nurse Educator
  133. Research Groups at SQU Serve Oman’s Sustainable Development Goals
  134. Solar Electric Cars: SQU, Nafath Renewable Energy Join Hands
  135. SQU to Offer PhD in Information Systems
  136. Global Honour for CPS Academician
  137. “Young Explorer” Program to Hone Skills of School Students
  138. QS: SQU Ranked 379 Globally
  139. SQU, Oman Equestrian Federation Sign Cooperation Program
  140. CIS Unveils New Systems and Services
  141. Foundation Stone Laid for MEGA Service Station on Campus
  142. Study Proposes Design Framework of Small Private Online Courses
  143. Annual Trip 2019: Students Set Off to Europe
  144. Global Citizen Award for Dr. Khalaf
  145. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi Wins Man Booker Prize 2019
  146. An Engineer’s Reminiscence of the Construction of SQU
  147. SQU, Ministry of Information, PART Joint Committee Meets
  148. ICE Recognition for Civil Engineering Program
  149. “Demo Day 2019” Highlights Final Year Projects
  150. SQU, Armed Forces Medical Services Sign Cooperation Program
  151. SQU Hosts Seminar on Japanese Scholarships for Students
  152. Forum Highlights Role of Islamic Banks
  153. SQU, ‘inma’ Sign Cooperation Program
  154. Researchers Develop Innovative Nanocoatings for Water Desalination
  155. SQU Celebrates the 19th University Day
  156. His Majesty’s Trust Fund for Seven Research Projects
  157. SQU Celebrates Anniversary of His Majesty’s Visit
  158. Abu Dhabi Research Competition: SQU Project Bags Second Place
  159. SQU, Taiwanese University Discuss Ties
  160. Oman FOSS Platform Launched
  161. SQU Council Approves Proposals
  162. Open House of SQU’s Research Centers
  163. Pak University Explores Ties with SQU
  164. SQU, HUAWEI Discuss Long-term Multifaceted Links
  165. SQU to Offer Turkish Language Course
  166. ECE Students Visit Oman Data Park
  167. Emirati Philanthropist Juma Al Majid Visits SQU
  168. Student Group Holds Animal and Veterinary Sciences Forum
  169. SQU Holds Panel Discussion on National Project on Teaching Profession
  170. Students Showcase Skills in Civil & Architectural Engineering
  171. Spotlight on Research Centers’ Accomplishments
  172. 323 Outstanding Students Honored
  173. ECE Dept. Holds Retreat to Discuss Accreditation
  174. Forum Highlights Translation in the Digital Age
  175. SQU Hosts Lecture by Famous MIT Scientist-Entrepreneur
  176. SQU Organizes 2nd Student Research Conference
  177. SQU Holds National Workshop on BA English Program
  178. “Art is for everyone”
  179. Spotlight on Student Research
  180. Forum Discusses Digital Leadership in Information Sector
  181. Vice Chancellor Concludes Visit to Australia
  182. SQU, Jusoor, Orpic Sign Cooperation Program
  183. Conference Focuses on Innovative Approaches in ELT
  184. 8th GCC College Games: SQU Bags Eight Medals
  185. IoT Lab Opened at SQU
  186. Symposium to Promote Research in Mathematical Modelling
  187. 49 Projects on Display at 9th Engineering Forum
  188. Student Group Pilots Aquaculture of Ornamental Fish Variety
  189. Training Workshop on Trade Ideas Kicks Off
  190. SQU Hosts Workshop on Ethics of Research Involving Human Subjects
  191. Occidental of Oman Funds Equipment for SQU’s SERC
  192. Gulf Programming Contest Kicks Off
  193. Student Group Holds Biomedical Science Exhibition
  194. IBA 2019 Contest: SQU Team Bags First Place
  195. Czech Republic Senate President Visits SQU
  196. SQU Hosts Omani Moot Court Competition
  197. Project to Study Aversion Towards Teaching Profession
  198. Czech Senate President Visits SQU
  199. Conference Discusses Reality and Challenges of Student Affairs
  200. New Disease Threatens Citrus Trees in Oman
  201. SQU Staff Authors Biochemistry Lab Manual
  202. SQU, MRMWR Mark World Water Day
  203. SQU, MoAF Joint Committee Meets
  204. Brains Innovation Summits Official Meets VC
  205. AQAS Accreditation for Two Departments
  206. Independent Learning Centre Officially Launched
  207. Wooden Bridge Competition: Students Bring Home Accolades
  208. Conference Discusses Updates in Neurology and Related Fields
  209. Chief Engineer of SQU Project Revisits the University
  210. SQU to Set up Research Centers in Duqm
  211. SQU Organizes LAMAD Forum on Food Technology
  212. ‘Lamad’ Event Showcases Food Technology Research
  213. CoE Holds Symposium on Renewable Energy Systems Technology
  214. College of Nursing Marks International Day of Happiness
  215. Event Sheds Light on Institutional Arbitration
  216. SQU, Ministry of Education Sign Cooperation Program
  217. Researchers Produce Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics System
  218. Business Week Highlights Impact of 4IR on Economy
  219. Zero Emission Campus: Field Survey Ends
  220. Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects
  221. Meaningful Partnership in Islamic Studies
  222. Omanis Strongly Favor Locally Produced Food Products
  223. Oman Mathematics Committee Marks International Day of Mathematics
  224. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi on List for Top Global Literary Award
  225. Engineering Students’ Graduation Project Wins Accolades
  226. SQU, Military Technological College Sign Cooperation Program
  227. Nelson Mandela Remembered
  228. SQU Hosts Forum on Research Projects Funded by HM Trust Fund
  229. SQU Organizes Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects”
  230. Workshop to Hone Jobseekers’ Skills in Port Logistics
  231. SQU Organizes Career & Training Fair 2019
  232. Zero Emission Campus: SQU Partners with German Institute
  233. Turkish Foundation, SQU to Establish Ties
  234. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  235. University of Tübingen Seeks Ties with SQU
  236. 55 Institutions Participate in SQU Career & Training Fair 2019
  237. SQU Hosts 21st ISANH Redox Congress
  238. SQU Organizes Forum on Leadership and Decision Making
  239. SQU Delegation Concludes Its Visit South Africa
  240. SQU, BP Oman Officials Review BP Fund Research Grants
  241. “Standards Vital in Ensuring Quality and Safety”
  242. Forum Highlights Leadership and Decision Making
  243. SQU Hosts International Workshop on Natural Hazards
  244. Cardiff University Seeks Ties with SQU
  245. Poster on Tokophobia Wins Accolades
  246. SQU at Muscat International Book fair
  247. Workshop on Performance Measurement Program
  248. 3rd ICAOG Discusses Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  249. SQU at Muscat Book Fair
  250. ELT Conference on 11 and 12 April
  251. Focus on Floriculture
  252. Mazaya Exhibition Showcases Special Offers for Employees
  253. Tenth Agricultural Festival Launched
  254. Chemical Engineering Forum Held
  255. SQU organizes The 4th Conference of Free and Open Source Software 2019
  256. Student Group Holds Used Book Fair at Muscat City Centre
  257. SQU’s Rebranded Media Identity Turns 1
  258. Efforts to Support FOSS in the Sultanate Hailed
  259. Technical Forum Features Student Projects
  260. FOSSC 2019 Oman Kicks off
  261. SQU Honours 520 Outstanding Students
  262. College of Engineering Receives IAESTE Award
  263. Conference to Highlight Issues Related to Population in the Sultanate
  264. 1st International Conference on Unnamed Vehicle Systems
  265. SQU Hosts IFMSA Regional Meet
  266. “Political Factor is the Top Element that Affects the Price of Oil”
  267. “UVS-Oman 2019” Concludes
  268. Webometrics: SQU Ranked 1353 Globally
  269. Study Chronicles Characteristics of Illicit Drug Users Seeking Detox
  270. SQU Organizes 3rd Media Family Forum
  271. SQU’s Organic Kale Sets an Example
  272. Research Centre Receives German Student Delegation
  273. Agriculture, Fisheries Development: SQU, FAO Sign LoU
  274. Empowering Students in the Foundation Programs
  275. 95 Students Attend Winter Program for School Students
  276. SQU Organizes Technology Camp for Kids
  277. Support for Global Learning
  278. SQU, UW–Eau Claire to Boost Ties
  279. SQU, University of South Australia to Promote Cooperation
  280. SQU Receives Houston-Clear Lake Delegation
  281. University Tower Hall Opened
  282. Independent Learning Centre Workshop Concludes
  283. SQU Tower Hall Launched
  284. Council Approves Name Change of Academic Departments
  285. SQU organizes football championship.
  286. SQU Staff Football Championship Concludes
  287. Green Climate Readiness Support: SQU, FAO Sign LoA
  288. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  289. SQU Honors Turkish Students
  290. SQU holds the 2nd Customer Services Forum
  291. Forum Highlights Digital Transformation of Customer Services
  292. CAMS Workshop Addresses Whitefly Management in Tomato
  293. SQU-Institute of Public Admn. Committee Meets
  294. Information Systems Computer Lab Launched at CEPS
  295. Researchers Present Progress of Internal Grant-Funded Projects
  296. SQU Mobile App Launched
  297. MSF Hosts Workshop on Seafloor Mapping Technique
  298. On-Campus Fuel Station, Shopping Mall Planned
  299. SQU Organizes 5th Alumni Day
  300. 5th Alumni Day Held
  301. Springboard Program: SQU Teams Bring Accolades
  302. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  303. SQU Signs Letter of Intent with Salalah Methanol
  304. SQU Holds Training Program in Logistics and Supply Chain in Aviation Sector
  305. SQU, Omantel Joint Committee Meets
  306. Workshop for Internal Audit Panel Members Held
  307. Main Library Organizes (Awalem) Event
  308. CEPS Gets EQUIS Accreditation
  309. Best Sports College Award: New Initiative to Promote Sports
  310. Smoke Emissions from Shinas Copper Mine Due to Sulphide Combustion
  311. SQU, NFRCEC to Tie-up on Research
  312. SQU Hosts 2nd Blockchain Symposium
  313. SQU Hosts MEACR Annual Meet
  314. Dr. Ahmed Al Salman Elected as Fellow of TWAS
  315. Opportunities in Future Technologies
  316. SQU and the GULF 3 International Conference
  317. Need for More Mental Health Services for the Young
  318. Sustainability through Reuse Centre
  319. CAMS Hosts International Workshop on Innovative Marine Management
  320. SQU Celebrates World Soil Day; International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  321. SQU Marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities
  322. Start-ups Should Address Social Problems: Dr. Belgacem Haba
  323. SQU, RAP-Green Sign Cooperation Agreement
  324. SQU Hosts the 4th Science & Technology Exchange Program
  325. SQU organizes the 1st open day for Student exchange
  326. Public Speaking Contest: Student Teams Win Third Place
  327. SQU Academician Wins L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship
  328. Oman’s Trade Potential with IORA Member States
  329. University of Denver Explores Ties with SQU
  330. SQU, Charles University to Boost Ties
  331. “Your University Celebrates” 48th National Day
  332. SQU Celebrates 29th Graduation Ceremony of the Scientific Colleges
  333. Counselling Psychology Conference Kicks Off
  334. Workshop Discusses Outcomes of Mango, Lime Diseases Research
  335. 1303 Students from Scientific Colleges Graduate
  336. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  337. Big turnout at “Walk for Your Health” Walkathon
  338. SQU organizes Japan’s open day
  339. Utilizing Drilling Waste in Cement Industry Ensures Sustainability
  340. SQU Celebrates Omani Women’s Day
  341. Growth in Demand for IP Right is a Good Indicator
  342. SQU Hosts Japan Day
  343. Prof. Sabah Bags Qatar Green Research Award
  344. SQU celebrates 29th graduation ceremony (humanities Colleges)
  345. CSD, RMO Holds Workshop on Operational Risk
  346. SQU Wins OER Power Brands 2018 Award
  347. SQU, IDO Holding Sign Research and Innovation Cooperation Program
  348. Conference Highlights Frankincense and Medicinal Plants Research
  349. 1651 Students Receive Their Degrees at Inspiring Graduation Ceremony
  350. Saudi University Explores Ties with SQU
  351. Humanities Students to Celebrate Graduation Today
  352. Daytime Sleepiness Common among Young Omani Drivers
  353. International Award for Dean of College of Education
  354. Omani-French Friendship Association Honors Dr. Kamla Al Busaidi
  355. SQU to Teach Students Values, Rights and Responsibilities as Citizens
  356. Lakehead University Delegation Visits SQU
  357. SQU to Host Middle East Cancer Research Association Meeting
  358. Educational Psychology Faculty Holds Research Forum
  359. Latest developments in research and postgraduate studies highlighted
  360. Spotlight on Oman’s Maritime Heritage
  361. Lakehead University Seeks Ties with SQU
  362. NBC Holds Panel Discussion on Ethics in Research and Publication
  363. SQU Hosts WIPO-Oman Summer School
  364. Muscat Finance Extends Support for Research and Innovation at SQU
  365. ACM-OCPC: SQU Teams Bag First and Third Prizes
  366. Climate Impacts on Water Resources
  367. SQU Organizes Oman Collegiate Programing Contest
  368. 29th Graduation Ceremony on 28 Oct, 11 Nov
  369. Student Group Marks World Food Day 2018
  370. Conference Highlights Trends in Innovative Mathematics Curriculum
  371. SQU This Week
  372. European IT Security Advisor Visits SQU
  373. Award for Excellence in Child Health Nursing
  374. Repeat Migration of bar-tailed godwits wintering at Barr Al Hikman
  375. Conference Stresses on Sport and Sustainable Development
  376. Outstanding Scientist Award for Nurse Educator
  377. Forum Highlights Student Counselling Services
  378. SQU This Week
  379. Forum Highlights Machine Learning in Remote Sensing
  380. New Book Explores Link between Food and Huntington’s disease
  381. Majors Fair 2018: Spotlight on 60 Academic Majors
  382. UNESCO-APCEIU Chief Visits SQU
  383. Oman Does Exceedingly Well in Student Exchange
  384. THE: SQU Enters World’s Top Universities’ List
  385. SQU This Week
  386. SQU Hosts Dinner in Honor of New Staff
  387. CEPS Gets One Step Closer to Accreditation
  388. SQU, NRAA Approve Private Records Management System
  389. Forum Highlights Remote Sensing Applications in Physical Oceanography
  390. SQU, Starcare Hospital Join Hands for Nursing Training, Research
  391. SQU, University of Nizwa Prepare for Conference on Frankincense
  392. SQU This Week
  393. SQU, Oman Munition Production Company Sign Cooperation Program
  394. The Sultanate, Represented by SQU, Joins UNESCO IGCP
  395. Bioethics Committee Discusses International Legislation on Paternity
  396. DPS Holds Orientation Day for New Postgraduate Students 
  397. Career Guidance: SQU, Ooredoo Sign Cooperation Program
  398. Nanotechnology Helps Extend Shelf Life of Local Vegetables
  399. A New Centre for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  400. Student Council Election: Nominations Open on 10 Sept
  401. SQU, ‘be’ah’ Join Hands to Set up Reuse Centre
  402. Experts Lead SQU Training Course on Sustainable Energy
  403. Conference on Frankincense and Medicinal Plants in October
  404. SQU This Week
  405. SQU and Petrofac sign Sponsorship Agreement
  406. Ways to Make Farming More Sustainable
  407. SQU Marks Renaissance Day
  408. Ways to Make Math Fun for Kids
  409. Prerequisites for Significant Learning
  410. Omani Studies Centre Team Visits Brunei
  411. Conference to Address Research Management
  412. Cooperation Program to Promote Date Palm Sector in Oman
  413. SQU, Orpic Sign LoA for Funding Engineering Design Lab
  414. Dead Zones of the Western Arabian Sea
  415. Conference to Address All Aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  416. SQU Gets Patent for New Antimicrobial Formula
  417. SQU Council Approves Center for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  418. SQU Signs Cooperation Agreement with Muscat Securities Market
  419. Information Systems Students ‘Capture’ the Cybersecurity Flag
  420. SQU This Week
  421. SQU, Al Buraimi Solar Energy Systems Sign Cooperation Program
  422. SQU, Oman Oil Marketing Company Sign Sponsorship Agreement
  423. “Anwaar Ramadhan” Exhibition Features Pics of the Past
  424. Association of Arab Universities Executive Council Meets at SQU
  425. CAMS Academic’s Book Deals with Food Microbial Analyses
  426. SQU This Week
  427. Forum on Future Media Discusses Media Sector Challenges
  428. SQU This Week
  429. SQU Hosts Pearl Initiative Award Ceremony
  430. Huge Enthusiasm for Blockchain Technology in Oman
  431. First Phase of Solar Parking Shades Opened
  432. MSF Students Visit Oman Aquarium Project
  433. Nursing Students Urge Evidence-based Maternity Care Practice
  434. Project Examines Population Structures of Spiny Lobster along Oman’s Coastline
  435. Workshop Sheds Light on “Integration of Technology into Nursing Education”
  436. New Patent for Invention based on “Therapeutic Composition for Treating Gangrene”
  437. SQU This Week
  438. HMTF Projects 2018 Announced
  439. 18th SQU Day Celebrated with Grandeur
  440. SQU Signs Research Cooperation Program with OAPGRC
  441. SQU Organizes First Aid Workshop for School Children
  442. New Assessment Unit Facility at CPS
  443. Statistics to become Independent Department at SQU
  444. Dr. Mona Al Said Receives Charles University’s Gold Medal
  445. SQU This Week
  446. ELT Conference Addresses Current Perspectives, Trends and Challenges
  447. Workshop Highlights Nutritional Antioxidants Therapy
  448. Academics Co-edit Volume on Cancer Prevention and Treatments
  449. Power Station and Transmission Lab Opened
  450. Conference Focuses on Law, Economic and Social Transformations
  451. SQU Marks Biomedical Laboratory Science Day
  452. SQU, RUDN University to Boost Ties
  453. Commercially Valuable Bioproducts from Waste Paper
  454. Forum Highlights Role of Information Specialists in Smart Society
  455. IS Department Holds Industry Advisory Board Meeting
  456. SQU This Week
  457. Jordanian NDC Delegation visits SQU
  458. The Earthquake Monitoring Center and Seismic Hazard Studies in the Sultanate
  459. Research Workshops and Training Held
  460. The Story of a Lighting Revolution
  461. Patent for “Method of Making an Ajwa Date-Based Treatment for Snake Envenomation”
  462. SQU Holds the First Students’ Conference for Scientific Research
  463. Engineering Students Projects on Display
  464. SQU Hosts National Conference on Civil & Architectural Engineering
  465. SQU, Ministry Mark World Water Day 2018
  466. Forum Deliberates Business Intelligence and Big Data Analysis
  467. SQU-Ministry of Higher Education Joint Committee Meets
  468. Forum Addresses Soil System as Foundation of Food Security
  469. Framework for Making Oman an Innovation Hub
  470. CETL Official Opening Held
  471. SQU, University of Nizwa to Enhance Ties
  472. SQU This Week
  473. SQU Receives Egyptian Minister of Higher Education
  474. SQU Team Wins Robot Championship
  475. Conference Discusses Risk Management Practices
  476. Institutional Accreditation
  477. SQU This Week
  478. SQU Launches its New Media Identity
  479. Neuroprotective Effects of Plant Extracts
  480. Technical Festival Features 20 ICT Projects
  481. ICT Accessibility: Oman Well-positioned to Continue Playing a Leading Role
  482. SQU Team Makes Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research
  483. Sensor-activated Taps Most Effective for Saving Water
  484. Study Underscores the Need for Stronger School-University Partnerships
  485. Study Identifies Factors Impeding Entrepreneurial Growth in Oman
  486. OCMB Hosts Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology Conference
  487. SQU Council Approves Master’s Program in Psychological Counselling
  488. Nursing Conference Focuses on Technology and Innovation
  489. Microbial Fuel Cells: A Promising Energy Source
  490. Researcher Prepares Database of Aquatic Plants in Wadis
  491. Blended Learning Approach Can Tackle Transitional Academic Challenges
  492. Medical Research Centre to Focus on Themes Relevant to Oman

Mushroom cultivation has gained popularity in the recent years and has emerged as a promising agro-based land-independent business. The Department of Crop Sciences at the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) is offering a course on Mushroom Cultivation to the undergraduate students.

Dr. Rethinasamy Velazhahan from the Department of Crop Sciences at SQU said that this course is designed to provide students with knowledge on biology and cultivation of edible mushrooms. “The students acquire practical knowledge in spawn production and cultivation of edible mushrooms using different locally available materials including date palm leaves, Rhodes grass etc., which help develop confidence in them to take up mushroom production as a self-employment venture”, he said. “The course would give the students hands-on experience and knowledge to grow mushrooms successfully for food and other applications. The students will understand the mushroom cultivation process through experiential learning, applying their new skills directly in on-site grow operation”, he added. Dr. Rethinasamy Velazhahan, Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Sadi and Mr. Yousif Al-Maqbaly from the Department of Crop Sciences at SQU have played a major role in introducing the course on mushroom cultivation and giving hands-on training to the undergraduate students of the college.

Mushrooms are a good source of protein, non-starchy carbohydrates, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins such as biotin, folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, C and D. Mushrooms contain higher levels of proteins than most vegetables. Furthermore, the proteins present in the mushrooms are of high quality and are rich in essential amino acids. Mushrooms contain no cholesterol and contain negligible quantity of fat. Several mushrooms are active against diabetes, hypertension, cancer, hypercholesterolemic conditions etc. “Furthermore, antioxidant, antigenotoxic, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiviral, antithrombotic and immunomodulation properties of mushrooms have been reported”, Dr. Velazhahan said.

Several edible mushrooms such as button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes), oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.), paddy straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea), milky mushroom (Calocybe spp.) and Jew’s ear mushroom (Auricularia sp.) are being cultivated commercially worldwide. White button mushroom is the most popular and commonly consumed mushroom in the world. Button mushroom requires 24±2°C during its vegetative phase (spawn run) and 16-18°C during its reproductive phase and relative humidity of 80-90%. Specially prepared compost is used as substrate for cultivation of button mushroom.

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.) can grow at temperature ranging from 20-30°C and at a relative humidity of 55-70%. The fruit bodies of this mushroom are shell shaped. Several species of oyster mushrooms including P. sajor-caju, P. citrinopileatus, P. eous, P. ostreatus, P. florida, P. djmor, P. eryngii etc. are being cultivated commercially worldwide. These mushrooms are considered as a functional food, since they provide health benefits in addition to their nutritive value. “Oyster mushroom spawn can be prepared by using cereal grains such as wheat, sorghum, corn etc. Oyster mushrooms can be cultivated on various substrates such as paddy straw, wheat straw, maize stalks/cobs, cotton stalks, sugarcane bagasse, peanut shells, dried grasses, sunflower stalks, used tealeaf waste, saw dust, discarded waste paper etc. Oyster mushroom does not require compost and controlled environmental conditions as in the case of button mushroom”, the researchers said.






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