1. 500 types of Omani butterflies
  2. 10th Agriculture Scientific Festival Held
  3. Turkish language at SQU
  4. SQU Hosts Conference on Education& Entrepreneurship
  5. What to Know about Coronaviruses?
  6. SQU to Organize Summer School in Intellectual Property
  7. 1st Biomedical Science Conference Launched
  9. SQU: A Beacon of Light for Research and Innovation
  10. SQU Council Offers Condolences on the Demise of HM Sultan Qaboos
  11. ISTAIM2020 Deliberates Intelligent Healthcare System
  12. SQU, Tawasul Foundation Sign Research Cooperation Program
  13. “Reimagine Teaching to Maximize Student Learning Conference” Held
  14. “Exploring Cultural Intersections” Conference Concludes
  15. SQU organizes Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation
  16. Talk Sheds Light on International Media Landscape and Diplomacy
  17. Conference Deliberates Language, Literature, and Translation
  18. Talk Gives Insights into Cyber Security
  19. CAMS Academician Coedits Volume on Food Interventions for ASD Management
  20. International Bioethics Conference Kicks Off
  21. QAO Hosts Lecture on Corruption in Higher Education
  22. SQU, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute Join Hands
  23. University of Glasgow Seeks Ties with SQU
  24. SQU, Space Communications Technologies Company Sign Cooperation Program
  25. SQU, University of South Carolina Keen to Enhance Ties
  26. SQU, Space Communications Technologies Company Join Hands
  27. NAOV 2020 Kicks Off
  28. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  29. SQU Gears Up for Student Learning Conference
  30. CAMS Offers Course on Mushroom Cultivation
  31. SQU, PAM Joint Committee Meets
  32. Committee Reviews Preparations for Bioethics Conference
  33. SQU Wins Media Proficiency Competition Awards 2019
  34. Korea-Arab Society Official Visits SQU
  35. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  36. SQU Celebrates Cultural Day for International Students
  37. Conference on “GCC in the Midst of Global Changes”
  38. Professional Ethics Strategy for Educators Launched
  39. SQU, TRC Join Hands for Oman Research Repository Project
  40. Symposium Highlights AI, Radiomics and Hybrid Imaging
  41. Panel Discussion Sheds Light on Research Chairs’ Activities
  42. Aflatoxins: A Serious Threat to Human Health
  43. Researchers Deliberate on Good Homework Practices
  44. Centre Holds Forum on Governance and HRD
  45. Students’ Documentary Film Wins Third Place
  46. GCC in the Midst of Global Changes Conference Begins
  47. Sarh Al Jaameah Private School Launched
  48. Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Seeks Ties with SQU
  49. Optimizing HIV Awareness and AIDS Prevention
  50. SQU Graduate Wins National Award
  51. Deanship Holds 3 Minutes Thesis Competition
  52. SQU Team Bags Second Prize in Hackathon Competition
  53. Student Group Holds Exhibition on Ottoman Empire
  54. Minister Opens Sarh Al Jaameah Private School at SQU
  55. SQU Provides Course to Military Officers
  56. 1639 Students from Humanities Colleges Awarded Degrees
  57. Zanzibar Minister Visits SQU
  58. SQU, MoH, OMSB Tripartite Committee Meets
  59. SQU Council Approves Master’s Programs in Nursing and Midwifery
  60. SQU Celebrates 49th National Day
  61. Conference Deliberates on Teaching Math in Special Education
  62. New Insights on Harmful Algal Blooms in Sohar Industrial Area
  63. SQU Celebrates 49th National Day
  64. Focus on Kenyan Culture and People
  65. SQU Celebrates 30th Graduation Ceremony of Scientific Colleges
  66. SQU Marks GIS Day
  67. SQU Hosts IGCP Workshop on Diamonds & Recycled Mantle
  68. 1283 Students from Science Colleges Awarded Degrees
  69. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  70. International Workshop Focuses on Food and Brain Health
  71. In the Folds of Space Exhibition
  72. SQU, Brno University of Technology to Tie-up on Teaching and Research
  73. SQU Academics Co-edit Book on Traditional Foods
  74. ‘Close-by’: Volunteer Week Activities Kicks off
  75. Graduation Ceremony on 11 and 25 November
  76. SQU holds ‘Inspirers’ Session
  77. Gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  78. Taiwanese University Seeks Ties with SQU
  79. Student Counselling Centre Gets International Accreditation
  80. Iranian Delegation Visits College of Education
  81. SQU Hosts Forum on Remote Sensing and Space Technologies
  82. An Exchange Student at SQU from Faraway Chile
  83. Expert Highlights Growing Importance Cyber Security Jobs
  84. OCCI Research Chair: SQU, OCCI Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  85. PEIE Research Chair: SQU, PEIE Madayn Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  86. SQU Honors 519 Students
  87. SQU Organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  88. SQU Organizes Mazaya Exhibition
  89. SQU Hosts Workshop on Gulf Joint Work
  90. Workshop on Food and Brain Health on 11, 12 November
  91. “Mazaya III” Exhibition Kicks off
  92. Talk Sheds Light on IP Rights and Enforcement in the GCC
  93. Students Highlight Importance of Physics to the Economy
  94. Panel Discussion with Deputy Secretary General of Supreme Council for Planning
  95. SQU, ROLACC Sign Agreement to Set up Anti-corruption Chair
  96. SQU Hosts Panel Discussion on Development Planning
  97. Amal Al-Ismaili Wins Enjoia’t Award
  98. SQU and ITA Renew Agreement on Free and Open Source Software
  99. Conference Highlights Population and Sustainable Development
  100. Researchers Use Zebrafish to Study Human Diseases
  101. SQU, Omantel Sign Partnership Agreement
  102. SQU Hosts Oman Collegiate Programming Contest
  103. SQU Hosts Art Education Conference
  104. College of Nursing Celebrates Mental Health Day
  105. Disabilities Unit Project Launched at SQU
  106. Majors Fair 2019 Showcases Courses of Study
  107. Talk Gives Insight into Global Peace and Security
  108. Art Education Conference Concludes
  109. SQU, Oman Shell Partner to Research Agricultural Development
  110. SQU organizes a workshop on the Future of Computing Programs
  111. SQU Hosts Workshop on Future of Computing Programs 
  112. Graduating Engineers’ Challenges in Job Market Discussed
  113. Abandoned Copper Mine in Lasail Leads to Ground Water Contamination
  114. 13th Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks Off
  115. SQU Gears Up for GCC Students’ Forum
  116. Lecture Highlights Evolution of Judiciary in Oman
  117. Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks off
  118. 6th Arab International Child Abuse and Neglect Conference Held
  119. SQU Holds Induction Program for New Employees
  120. VC Receives US Academician
  121. Workshop for Internal Institutional Quality Audit Held
  122. National Bioethics Committee Meets at SQU
  123. ISPCAN International Congress Kicks off
  124. SQU Organizes Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  125. DPS Holds Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  126. NDC Delegation Received
  127. Trial Platform for Massive Open Online Courses Launched
  128. SQU receives new students
  129. SQU Student Project on 3D Printer Earns Praise
  130. Experts from SQU Come up with Book on Clinical Biochemistry
  131. Recognition for Book on Food and Huntington’s disease
  132. ICT Technologies: SQU, Huawei Sign Letter of Agreement
  133. SQU Receives 3070 Students
  134. Oman’s First CubeSat Project at SQU
  135. International Accreditation for SQU’s LL.B. Program
  136. SQU Celebrates Renaissance Day
  137. Summer School: Exhibition Features 4IR  
  138. SQU, Omantel Join Hands to Foster Innovation in Oman
  139. Honor for SQU Nurse Educator
  140. Research Groups at SQU Serve Oman’s Sustainable Development Goals
  141. Solar Electric Cars: SQU, Nafath Renewable Energy Join Hands
  142. SQU to Offer PhD in Information Systems
  143. Global Honour for CPS Academician
  144. “Young Explorer” Program to Hone Skills of School Students
  145. QS: SQU Ranked 379 Globally
  146. SQU, Oman Equestrian Federation Sign Cooperation Program
  147. CIS Unveils New Systems and Services
  148. Foundation Stone Laid for MEGA Service Station on Campus
  149. Study Proposes Design Framework of Small Private Online Courses
  150. Annual Trip 2019: Students Set Off to Europe
  151. Global Citizen Award for Dr. Khalaf
  152. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi Wins Man Booker Prize 2019
  153. An Engineer’s Reminiscence of the Construction of SQU
  154. SQU, Ministry of Information, PART Joint Committee Meets
  155. ICE Recognition for Civil Engineering Program
  156. “Demo Day 2019” Highlights Final Year Projects
  157. SQU, Armed Forces Medical Services Sign Cooperation Program
  158. SQU Hosts Seminar on Japanese Scholarships for Students
  159. Forum Highlights Role of Islamic Banks
  160. SQU, ‘inma’ Sign Cooperation Program
  161. Researchers Develop Innovative Nanocoatings for Water Desalination
  162. SQU Celebrates the 19th University Day
  163. His Majesty’s Trust Fund for Seven Research Projects
  164. SQU Celebrates Anniversary of His Majesty’s Visit
  165. Abu Dhabi Research Competition: SQU Project Bags Second Place
  166. SQU, Taiwanese University Discuss Ties
  167. Oman FOSS Platform Launched
  168. SQU Council Approves Proposals
  169. Open House of SQU’s Research Centers
  170. Pak University Explores Ties with SQU
  171. SQU, HUAWEI Discuss Long-term Multifaceted Links
  172. SQU to Offer Turkish Language Course
  173. ECE Students Visit Oman Data Park
  174. Emirati Philanthropist Juma Al Majid Visits SQU
  175. Student Group Holds Animal and Veterinary Sciences Forum
  176. SQU Holds Panel Discussion on National Project on Teaching Profession
  177. Students Showcase Skills in Civil & Architectural Engineering
  178. Spotlight on Research Centers’ Accomplishments
  179. 323 Outstanding Students Honored
  180. ECE Dept. Holds Retreat to Discuss Accreditation
  181. Forum Highlights Translation in the Digital Age
  182. SQU Hosts Lecture by Famous MIT Scientist-Entrepreneur
  183. SQU Organizes 2nd Student Research Conference
  184. SQU Holds National Workshop on BA English Program
  185. “Art is for everyone”
  186. Spotlight on Student Research
  187. Forum Discusses Digital Leadership in Information Sector
  188. Vice Chancellor Concludes Visit to Australia
  189. SQU, Jusoor, Orpic Sign Cooperation Program
  190. Conference Focuses on Innovative Approaches in ELT
  191. 8th GCC College Games: SQU Bags Eight Medals
  192. IoT Lab Opened at SQU
  193. Symposium to Promote Research in Mathematical Modelling
  194. 49 Projects on Display at 9th Engineering Forum
  195. Student Group Pilots Aquaculture of Ornamental Fish Variety
  196. Training Workshop on Trade Ideas Kicks Off
  197. SQU Hosts Workshop on Ethics of Research Involving Human Subjects
  198. Occidental of Oman Funds Equipment for SQU’s SERC
  199. Gulf Programming Contest Kicks Off
  200. Student Group Holds Biomedical Science Exhibition
  201. IBA 2019 Contest: SQU Team Bags First Place
  202. Czech Republic Senate President Visits SQU
  203. SQU Hosts Omani Moot Court Competition
  204. Project to Study Aversion Towards Teaching Profession
  205. Czech Senate President Visits SQU
  206. Conference Discusses Reality and Challenges of Student Affairs
  207. New Disease Threatens Citrus Trees in Oman
  208. SQU Staff Authors Biochemistry Lab Manual
  209. SQU, MRMWR Mark World Water Day
  210. SQU, MoAF Joint Committee Meets
  211. Brains Innovation Summits Official Meets VC
  212. AQAS Accreditation for Two Departments
  213. Independent Learning Centre Officially Launched
  214. Wooden Bridge Competition: Students Bring Home Accolades
  215. Conference Discusses Updates in Neurology and Related Fields
  216. Chief Engineer of SQU Project Revisits the University
  217. SQU to Set up Research Centers in Duqm
  218. SQU Organizes LAMAD Forum on Food Technology
  219. ‘Lamad’ Event Showcases Food Technology Research
  220. CoE Holds Symposium on Renewable Energy Systems Technology
  221. College of Nursing Marks International Day of Happiness
  222. Event Sheds Light on Institutional Arbitration
  223. SQU, Ministry of Education Sign Cooperation Program
  224. Researchers Produce Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics System
  225. Business Week Highlights Impact of 4IR on Economy
  226. Zero Emission Campus: Field Survey Ends
  227. Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects
  228. Meaningful Partnership in Islamic Studies
  229. Omanis Strongly Favor Locally Produced Food Products
  230. Oman Mathematics Committee Marks International Day of Mathematics
  231. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi on List for Top Global Literary Award
  232. Engineering Students’ Graduation Project Wins Accolades
  233. SQU, Military Technological College Sign Cooperation Program
  234. Nelson Mandela Remembered
  235. SQU Hosts Forum on Research Projects Funded by HM Trust Fund
  236. SQU Organizes Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects”
  237. Workshop to Hone Jobseekers’ Skills in Port Logistics
  238. SQU Organizes Career & Training Fair 2019
  239. Zero Emission Campus: SQU Partners with German Institute
  240. Turkish Foundation, SQU to Establish Ties
  241. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  242. University of Tübingen Seeks Ties with SQU
  243. 55 Institutions Participate in SQU Career & Training Fair 2019
  244. SQU Hosts 21st ISANH Redox Congress
  245. SQU Organizes Forum on Leadership and Decision Making
  246. SQU Delegation Concludes Its Visit South Africa
  247. SQU, BP Oman Officials Review BP Fund Research Grants
  248. “Standards Vital in Ensuring Quality and Safety”
  249. Forum Highlights Leadership and Decision Making
  250. SQU Hosts International Workshop on Natural Hazards
  251. Cardiff University Seeks Ties with SQU
  252. Poster on Tokophobia Wins Accolades
  253. SQU at Muscat International Book fair
  254. Workshop on Performance Measurement Program
  255. 3rd ICAOG Discusses Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  256. SQU at Muscat Book Fair
  257. ELT Conference on 11 and 12 April
  258. Focus on Floriculture
  259. Mazaya Exhibition Showcases Special Offers for Employees
  260. Tenth Agricultural Festival Launched
  261. Chemical Engineering Forum Held
  262. SQU organizes The 4th Conference of Free and Open Source Software 2019
  263. Student Group Holds Used Book Fair at Muscat City Centre
  264. SQU’s Rebranded Media Identity Turns 1
  265. Efforts to Support FOSS in the Sultanate Hailed
  266. Technical Forum Features Student Projects
  267. FOSSC 2019 Oman Kicks off
  268. SQU Honours 520 Outstanding Students
  269. College of Engineering Receives IAESTE Award
  270. Conference to Highlight Issues Related to Population in the Sultanate
  271. 1st International Conference on Unnamed Vehicle Systems
  272. SQU Hosts IFMSA Regional Meet
  273. “Political Factor is the Top Element that Affects the Price of Oil”
  274. “UVS-Oman 2019” Concludes
  275. Webometrics: SQU Ranked 1353 Globally
  276. Study Chronicles Characteristics of Illicit Drug Users Seeking Detox
  277. SQU Organizes 3rd Media Family Forum
  278. SQU’s Organic Kale Sets an Example
  279. Research Centre Receives German Student Delegation
  280. Agriculture, Fisheries Development: SQU, FAO Sign LoU
  281. Empowering Students in the Foundation Programs
  282. 95 Students Attend Winter Program for School Students
  283. SQU Organizes Technology Camp for Kids
  284. Support for Global Learning
  285. SQU, UW–Eau Claire to Boost Ties
  286. SQU, University of South Australia to Promote Cooperation
  287. SQU Receives Houston-Clear Lake Delegation
  288. University Tower Hall Opened
  289. Independent Learning Centre Workshop Concludes
  290. SQU Tower Hall Launched
  291. Council Approves Name Change of Academic Departments
  292. SQU organizes football championship.
  293. SQU Staff Football Championship Concludes
  294. Green Climate Readiness Support: SQU, FAO Sign LoA
  295. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  296. SQU Honors Turkish Students
  297. SQU holds the 2nd Customer Services Forum
  298. Forum Highlights Digital Transformation of Customer Services
  299. CAMS Workshop Addresses Whitefly Management in Tomato
  300. SQU-Institute of Public Admn. Committee Meets
  301. Information Systems Computer Lab Launched at CEPS
  302. Researchers Present Progress of Internal Grant-Funded Projects
  303. SQU Mobile App Launched
  304. MSF Hosts Workshop on Seafloor Mapping Technique
  305. On-Campus Fuel Station, Shopping Mall Planned
  306. SQU Organizes 5th Alumni Day
  307. 5th Alumni Day Held
  308. Springboard Program: SQU Teams Bring Accolades
  309. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  310. SQU Signs Letter of Intent with Salalah Methanol
  311. SQU Holds Training Program in Logistics and Supply Chain in Aviation Sector
  312. SQU, Omantel Joint Committee Meets
  313. Workshop for Internal Audit Panel Members Held
  314. Main Library Organizes (Awalem) Event
  315. CEPS Gets EQUIS Accreditation
  316. Best Sports College Award: New Initiative to Promote Sports
  317. Smoke Emissions from Shinas Copper Mine Due to Sulphide Combustion
  318. SQU, NFRCEC to Tie-up on Research
  319. SQU Hosts 2nd Blockchain Symposium
  320. SQU Hosts MEACR Annual Meet
  321. Dr. Ahmed Al Salman Elected as Fellow of TWAS
  322. Opportunities in Future Technologies
  323. SQU and the GULF 3 International Conference
  324. Need for More Mental Health Services for the Young
  325. Sustainability through Reuse Centre
  326. CAMS Hosts International Workshop on Innovative Marine Management
  327. SQU Celebrates World Soil Day; International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  328. SQU Marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities
  329. Start-ups Should Address Social Problems: Dr. Belgacem Haba
  330. SQU, RAP-Green Sign Cooperation Agreement
  331. SQU Hosts the 4th Science & Technology Exchange Program
  332. SQU organizes the 1st open day for Student exchange
  333. Public Speaking Contest: Student Teams Win Third Place
  334. SQU Academician Wins L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship
  335. Oman’s Trade Potential with IORA Member States
  336. University of Denver Explores Ties with SQU
  337. SQU, Charles University to Boost Ties
  338. “Your University Celebrates” 48th National Day
  339. SQU Celebrates 29th Graduation Ceremony of the Scientific Colleges
  340. Counselling Psychology Conference Kicks Off
  341. Workshop Discusses Outcomes of Mango, Lime Diseases Research
  342. 1303 Students from Scientific Colleges Graduate
  343. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  344. Big turnout at “Walk for Your Health” Walkathon
  345. SQU organizes Japan’s open day
  346. Utilizing Drilling Waste in Cement Industry Ensures Sustainability
  347. SQU Celebrates Omani Women’s Day
  348. Growth in Demand for IP Right is a Good Indicator
  349. SQU Hosts Japan Day
  350. Prof. Sabah Bags Qatar Green Research Award
  351. SQU celebrates 29th graduation ceremony (humanities Colleges)
  352. CSD, RMO Holds Workshop on Operational Risk
  353. SQU Wins OER Power Brands 2018 Award
  354. SQU, IDO Holding Sign Research and Innovation Cooperation Program
  355. Conference Highlights Frankincense and Medicinal Plants Research
  356. 1651 Students Receive Their Degrees at Inspiring Graduation Ceremony
  357. Saudi University Explores Ties with SQU
  358. Humanities Students to Celebrate Graduation Today
  359. Daytime Sleepiness Common among Young Omani Drivers
  360. International Award for Dean of College of Education
  361. Omani-French Friendship Association Honors Dr. Kamla Al Busaidi
  362. SQU to Teach Students Values, Rights and Responsibilities as Citizens
  363. Lakehead University Delegation Visits SQU
  364. SQU to Host Middle East Cancer Research Association Meeting
  365. Educational Psychology Faculty Holds Research Forum
  366. Latest developments in research and postgraduate studies highlighted
  367. Spotlight on Oman’s Maritime Heritage
  368. Lakehead University Seeks Ties with SQU
  369. NBC Holds Panel Discussion on Ethics in Research and Publication
  370. SQU Hosts WIPO-Oman Summer School
  371. Muscat Finance Extends Support for Research and Innovation at SQU
  372. ACM-OCPC: SQU Teams Bag First and Third Prizes
  373. Climate Impacts on Water Resources
  374. SQU Organizes Oman Collegiate Programing Contest
  375. 29th Graduation Ceremony on 28 Oct, 11 Nov
  376. Student Group Marks World Food Day 2018
  377. Conference Highlights Trends in Innovative Mathematics Curriculum
  378. SQU This Week
  379. European IT Security Advisor Visits SQU
  380. Award for Excellence in Child Health Nursing
  381. Repeat Migration of bar-tailed godwits wintering at Barr Al Hikman
  382. Conference Stresses on Sport and Sustainable Development
  383. Outstanding Scientist Award for Nurse Educator
  384. Forum Highlights Student Counselling Services
  385. SQU This Week
  386. Forum Highlights Machine Learning in Remote Sensing
  387. New Book Explores Link between Food and Huntington’s disease
  388. Majors Fair 2018: Spotlight on 60 Academic Majors
  389. UNESCO-APCEIU Chief Visits SQU
  390. Oman Does Exceedingly Well in Student Exchange
  391. THE: SQU Enters World’s Top Universities’ List
  392. SQU This Week
  393. SQU Hosts Dinner in Honor of New Staff
  394. CEPS Gets One Step Closer to Accreditation
  395. SQU, NRAA Approve Private Records Management System
  396. Forum Highlights Remote Sensing Applications in Physical Oceanography
  397. SQU, Starcare Hospital Join Hands for Nursing Training, Research
  398. SQU, University of Nizwa Prepare for Conference on Frankincense
  399. SQU This Week
  400. SQU, Oman Munition Production Company Sign Cooperation Program
  401. The Sultanate, Represented by SQU, Joins UNESCO IGCP
  402. Bioethics Committee Discusses International Legislation on Paternity
  403. DPS Holds Orientation Day for New Postgraduate Students 
  404. Career Guidance: SQU, Ooredoo Sign Cooperation Program
  405. Nanotechnology Helps Extend Shelf Life of Local Vegetables
  406. A New Centre for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  407. Student Council Election: Nominations Open on 10 Sept
  408. SQU, ‘be’ah’ Join Hands to Set up Reuse Centre
  409. Experts Lead SQU Training Course on Sustainable Energy
  410. Conference on Frankincense and Medicinal Plants in October
  411. SQU This Week
  412. SQU and Petrofac sign Sponsorship Agreement
  413. Ways to Make Farming More Sustainable
  414. SQU Marks Renaissance Day
  415. Ways to Make Math Fun for Kids
  416. Prerequisites for Significant Learning
  417. Omani Studies Centre Team Visits Brunei
  418. Conference to Address Research Management
  419. Cooperation Program to Promote Date Palm Sector in Oman
  420. SQU, Orpic Sign LoA for Funding Engineering Design Lab
  421. Dead Zones of the Western Arabian Sea
  422. Conference to Address All Aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  423. SQU Gets Patent for New Antimicrobial Formula
  424. SQU Council Approves Center for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  425. SQU Signs Cooperation Agreement with Muscat Securities Market
  426. Information Systems Students ‘Capture’ the Cybersecurity Flag
  427. SQU This Week
  428. SQU, Al Buraimi Solar Energy Systems Sign Cooperation Program
  429. SQU, Oman Oil Marketing Company Sign Sponsorship Agreement
  430. “Anwaar Ramadhan” Exhibition Features Pics of the Past
  431. Association of Arab Universities Executive Council Meets at SQU
  432. CAMS Academic’s Book Deals with Food Microbial Analyses
  433. SQU This Week
  434. Forum on Future Media Discusses Media Sector Challenges
  435. SQU This Week
  436. SQU Hosts Pearl Initiative Award Ceremony
  437. Huge Enthusiasm for Blockchain Technology in Oman
  438. First Phase of Solar Parking Shades Opened
  439. MSF Students Visit Oman Aquarium Project
  440. Nursing Students Urge Evidence-based Maternity Care Practice
  441. Project Examines Population Structures of Spiny Lobster along Oman’s Coastline
  442. Workshop Sheds Light on “Integration of Technology into Nursing Education”
  443. New Patent for Invention based on “Therapeutic Composition for Treating Gangrene”
  444. SQU This Week
  445. HMTF Projects 2018 Announced
  446. 18th SQU Day Celebrated with Grandeur
  447. SQU Signs Research Cooperation Program with OAPGRC
  448. SQU Organizes First Aid Workshop for School Children
  449. New Assessment Unit Facility at CPS
  450. Statistics to become Independent Department at SQU
  451. Dr. Mona Al Said Receives Charles University’s Gold Medal
  452. SQU This Week
  453. ELT Conference Addresses Current Perspectives, Trends and Challenges
  454. Workshop Highlights Nutritional Antioxidants Therapy
  455. Academics Co-edit Volume on Cancer Prevention and Treatments
  456. Power Station and Transmission Lab Opened
  457. Conference Focuses on Law, Economic and Social Transformations
  458. SQU Marks Biomedical Laboratory Science Day
  459. SQU, RUDN University to Boost Ties
  460. Commercially Valuable Bioproducts from Waste Paper
  461. Forum Highlights Role of Information Specialists in Smart Society
  462. IS Department Holds Industry Advisory Board Meeting
  463. SQU This Week
  464. Jordanian NDC Delegation visits SQU
  465. The Earthquake Monitoring Center and Seismic Hazard Studies in the Sultanate
  466. Research Workshops and Training Held
  467. The Story of a Lighting Revolution
  468. Patent for “Method of Making an Ajwa Date-Based Treatment for Snake Envenomation”
  469. SQU Holds the First Students’ Conference for Scientific Research
  470. Engineering Students Projects on Display
  471. SQU Hosts National Conference on Civil & Architectural Engineering
  472. SQU, Ministry Mark World Water Day 2018
  473. Forum Deliberates Business Intelligence and Big Data Analysis
  474. SQU-Ministry of Higher Education Joint Committee Meets
  475. Forum Addresses Soil System as Foundation of Food Security
  476. Framework for Making Oman an Innovation Hub
  477. CETL Official Opening Held
  478. SQU, University of Nizwa to Enhance Ties
  479. SQU This Week
  480. SQU Receives Egyptian Minister of Higher Education
  481. SQU Team Wins Robot Championship
  482. Conference Discusses Risk Management Practices
  483. Institutional Accreditation
  484. SQU This Week
  485. SQU Launches its New Media Identity
  486. Neuroprotective Effects of Plant Extracts
  487. Technical Festival Features 20 ICT Projects
  488. ICT Accessibility: Oman Well-positioned to Continue Playing a Leading Role
  489. SQU Team Makes Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research
  490. Sensor-activated Taps Most Effective for Saving Water
  491. Study Underscores the Need for Stronger School-University Partnerships
  492. Study Identifies Factors Impeding Entrepreneurial Growth in Oman
  493. OCMB Hosts Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology Conference
  494. SQU Council Approves Master’s Program in Psychological Counselling
  495. Nursing Conference Focuses on Technology and Innovation
  496. Microbial Fuel Cells: A Promising Energy Source
  497. Researcher Prepares Database of Aquatic Plants in Wadis
  498. Blended Learning Approach Can Tackle Transitional Academic Challenges
  499. Medical Research Centre to Focus on Themes Relevant to Oman

Since its establishment, Sultan Qaboos University has sought to fulfil the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos – may his soul rest in eternal peace – about the creation of a society founded on education, the search for knowledge, solid scientific research, and the contribution of each individual to the body of knowledge created by humanity. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, may His Soul rest in peace, placed education and research at the centre of the transformation of Omani society. His reign was marked by the rapid expansion of the formal education system across the country, and constant attention to how the search for knowledge contributes to Oman’s sustainable development. Sultan Qaboos believed that knowledge is renewable, and that a commitment to its generation through education and research is fundamental for building a strong and prosperous nation. This belief forms one of the fundamental principles of Oman’s Vision 2040, whose creation was supervised by Sultan Qaboos’s successor to the throne, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, including in its commitment to establishing systems for education and scientific research that would contribute to the development of the country and its sustainability through nurturing a society of creative people who are proud of their national identity, innovative, and globally competitive.

With the guidance of Sultan Haitham, Vision 2040 offers a course for Oman’s sustainable social and economic development and social well-being that ensures the country’s transformation to a skills-driven, knowledge society. In pursuit of this goal, the first of Vision 2040’s national priorities is that of Education, Learning, Scientific Research and National Talents. The priority highlights the importance of providing diverse and sustainable funding sources to support research and promote innovation across strategic fields, while also strengthening the relationship between research institutions and the private sector. Its objectives include developing a national system that nurtures research, innovation and creativity, and that empowers human capabilities. In addition to these aims, research and innovation are also identified in Vision 2040 as making important contributions to other national priority areas, such as health and economic diversification.

Sultan Qaboos University is fully committed to realising the vision Sultan Qaboos had for the institution, including by serving Oman’s development needs as detailed in Vision 2040. As a result, the university has continued to evolve in the fulfilment of its mission to Omani society since accepting its first batch of students in academic year 1986/1987. The university’s mission as the national House of Wisdom and Expertise is built on the three core pillars of teaching and learning, research, and community service. Research and innovation play fundamental roles in the excellence of teaching and learning, while also helping guide community engagement efforts. As a result, a commitment to research has remained a core characteristic of the university since its establishment.

Over the course of the past 34 years, SQU has made impressive progress in the development of its research and innovation infrastructure, expertise, and output. Research at the university is spearheaded by its nine colleges and 14 Research Centres. Since 1992, when 36 students were enrolled at the master’s level, the university has expanded both the number of postgraduate students it accepts and the list of available programs. Subsequently, by 2008, SQU hosted 63 postgraduate programs, including 47 at the master’s and 16 at the doctoral levels, with approximately 359 students. There are now around 63 master’s programs and 30 PhD programs available for postgraduate students, with these catering to around 1,695 students.

SQU houses 14 research centres which have been established on a progressive basis since the Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Research Centre and the Omani Studies Centre were founded in 1998. Since then, the university has established the Centre for Environmental Studies and Research, the Earthquake Monitoring Centre, the Communication and Information Research Centre, the Oil and Gas Research Centre, the Water Research Centre, the Centre for Excellence in Marine Biotechnology, the Humanities Research Centre, and the Earth Science Research Centre. These centres have recently been joined by the Medical Research Centre, the Nanotechnology Research Centre, the Sustainable Energy Research Centre, and the Innovation & Technology Transfer Centre. While pursuing research and innovation in their specialisations, all of the university’s research centres engage in cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary applied research within areas of strategic national importance.

The research and innovation work performed by SQU’s colleges and research centres is complemented by its Research Chairs and Research Groups. Research Chairs are research programs in which specialised professors and their research teams engage in highly-focused investigative activity in their fields. SQU’s current Research Chairs are the Madayn Research Chair for the Development of Industrial Estates and Free Zones, the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry Research Chair in Economic Studies, the UNESCO Research Chair on Ophiolite Studies, the UNESCO Chair in Marine Biotechnology, the WTO Chair, the Shell Chair in Carbonate Geosciences, and the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Academic Chair. The Chairs conduct research, innovation, and community service across a wide range of strategic fields, while also helping the university form strong ties with a range of local and international stakeholders in Oman’s development.

A number of Research Groups are currently active at the university. These include the Seismic Hazard Assessment Research Group, the Omani Visual Arts Research Group, the Cognition Research Group: Learning and Applications, the Smart Cities Research Group, the Waste Management and Recycling Group, the Ageing and Dementia Research Group, the Plant Pathology Research Group, the Biomedical Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Research Group, and the Luminescence Techniques and Miniaturization of Analytical Systems Research Group. These are in addition to the Fractional Differential Equations: Theory, Modelling and Computation (FracDiff) Research Group, the Modelling of Nanofluid Flows Research Group, the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3Rs) Research Group, the Information Systems and Innovation Adoption Research Group, the Cardio-metabolic Disorders and Atherosclerosis Research Group, and the Materials Chemistry Research Group. Although diverse in their areas of interest, the university’s Research Groups share a number of overlapping objectives, such as finding novel solutions for Oman’s social and economic challenges, and building networks of researchers within and across disciplines to engage in applied research in areas requiring complex approaches.

The expansion of the university’s research and innovation infrastructure and expertise has also encompassed the establishment of state-of-the-art laboratories and research projects that drive SQU’s commitment to Vision 2040, including by preparing the country for full participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A prominent example of this is SQU, mOmkin and Omantel establishing the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities Laboratory under the Communication and Information Research Centre in order to explore smart city solutions that improve the quality of life of Oman’s people. The centre also hosts the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) lab, which supports the transfer of innovative Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Closely linked with these initiatives is the drive, led by SQU’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre, to transform the university into Oman’s first zero emission campus. Efforts in this direction will help provide Oman with a blueprint for achieving sustainable development during the coming decades.

The output of the university’s researchers has also increased during this period. From 1986 until now, SQU affiliated researchers have contributed to around 12,787 scientific papers indexed in Scopus sources. This number has continued to increase over the years, from four Scopus-indexed documents published in 1986 to 243 in the year 2000, and, in 2019, around 1,048 that have already been cited over 1,100 times. The university’s researchers are greatly assisted by access to a number of funding programs. These include Internal Grants established in 1999, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Trust Fund for Strategic Research established in 2001, The Research Council (TRC) Grants established in 2010, External Grants, Joint Grants with various international universities, Deanship of Research Grants and so on.

Grant schemes extend financial support to research projects in strategic areas. In 1999, SQU’s Internal Grants supported 75 research projects, with this amount increasing to 100 projects in 2019. Since its establishment in 2001, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Trust Fund has supported more than 100 large-scale strategic research projects addressing real-world issues in sustainable social and economic development. TRC has also supported a range of research projects at SQU, including 94 Open Research Grants conducted by the university’s researchers, 75 projects through the Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research Award Program, and one project through the Graduate Research Support Program. Following the recent introduction of TRC’s block funding program, it has also provided support for 36 SQU Research Grants, five Graduate Research Grants, and 26 Undergraduate Research Grants.

Since the university was established, SQU faculty and researchers have also been involved in 68 projects supported by External Grants with a total value of 6,699,029 rials. This is in addition to 11 projects supported by Omantel Grants and five BP Oman Research Grants. Other sources of research funding at the university include the newly-introduced Deanship of Research Grant, which provided funding for 60 projects in 2019. SQU’s researchers have also remained actively involved in providing consultancies since formal mechanisms were introduced for their management. In 1995, SQU provided one consultancy valued at 7,600 rials. However, by the year 2000, this had increased to 17 consultancies with a total value of 367,930 rials. In 2019, 51 consultancies provided by the university were worth 1,706,913 rials.

Research and creativity are a natural and necessary precursor of innovation. SQU’s level of output in terms of Intellectual Property has expanded throughout the years along with its research infrastructure and initiatives. While still in its early days in the sultanate, university-produced Intellectual Property has increased from three invention disclosures, three patents files, two patents granted, and no copyrights registered in 2004, to 16 invention disclosures, two patents filed, three patents granted, and three copyrights registered in 2018. Last year, the university’s inventors were granted one patent, filed for 21 patents, and had four copyrights registered.

In support of ongoing development in this area, the university has also expanded the number of workshops and training sessions it provides to its innovators and inventors. From offering one workshop in innovation and IP in 2010 for 40 participants, in 2018 SQU organised five sessions for around 265 participants. The training available in this area has been extended by the establishment of the Innovation & Technology Transfer Centre in 2018. The centre supports young Omanis in every aspect of innovation and entrepreneurship with the goal of creating spin-offs and start-ups that contribute to the development of the private sector and the creation of jobs in high-tech industries.

Since their founding, the university’s six academic journals have also developed and are now enjoying increased levels of international visibility and impact. All six journals, which were established between 1996 and 2006, are now indexed in one or more international indices and databases. These include Scopus, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, J-Gate, Arab Impact and Citation Factor Index, Dar Al Mandhuma, and Shamaa. This, combined with the migration of the journals to the Open Journal System, has helped ensure that they are reaching a larger number of readers around the world, and that they meet or exceed international academic publication standards.

The university’s developments in research and innovation since its founding have been reflected in its international standing and ranking. The QS world university rankings for 2020 place SQU at 379 in the Global World Rankings, which represents a significant increase from 450 in 2019. In terms of the QS Arab Region Rankings, SQU has improved its positon from 10 in 2019 to eighth place in 2020. These rankings note the university’s research output as high, with the regional rankings assigning SQU particularly strong scores for papers per faculty, international research networks and so on.

As this overview highlights, SQU’s achievements in research and innovation since its founding, and especially over the course of the past 20 years, have made an important impact on the social and economic development of Oman and its people. The university remains at the forefront of the development directions detailed in Vision 2040. In contributing to Vision 2040’s national priorities and objectives, SQU continually strives to realise the vision Sultan Qaboos had for it as an institution that drives knowledge creation and innovation in the service of Oman’s social and economic transformation and sustainable development. Under the direction of Sultan Haitham, SQU seeks to redouble its efforts in research and innovation that serve the country, with a focus on helping fulfil the strategic goals of Vision 2040, created with the guidance of Oman’s new ruler. As a result, the university continues to engage in research and innovation that provide a foundation for the country’s transformation into a knowledge-based society at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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