Exhibitor Profile.

Sultan Qaboos University






Sultan Qaboos University was established in 1986 with five colleges; namely Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture and Marine Sciences, Education and Science. A year later, the College of Arts and Social Sciences was established, following the College of Economics and Political Science which was established in 1993. The College of Law joined the university in 2006 and finally the College of Nursing was established in 2008. Today the University has nine colleges and is home to more than 14,000 undergraduate and around 1,500 postgraduate students.

Set in a valley beneath the stark panorama of the nearby foothills of the Oman Mountains, the University is a tasteful array of buildings designed with arches and courtyards and constructed in white and pink sandstone in a manner that reflects traditional Omani and Islamic architecture. The University was constructed on an axis in the valley with one end aligned toward Mecca.

We currently have close to 1,500 students enrolled in master's and PhD programs covering Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, Science, Agriculture and Marine Sciences, College of Economics and Political Science, Education, Law, Engineering and College of Arts and Social Sciences. Postgraduate diplomas are awarded to students who satisfy certain coursework requirements only.

In addition to acquiring world class facilities, SQU has promoted research activity by providing seven Support Centres, namely; Community Service and Continuing Education, Centre for Information Systems, Center for Educational Technology, Human Resources and Staff Development, Language Centre, Centre for Career Guidance and Student Counseling. The  University’s aim is to create a sustainable research culture able to contribute to the country’s development plans and to Omani society in general. Financial support may arise from HM Strategic Research Fund, The Research Council of Oman, University Internal Funds, External Contracts, Consultancy and Services. Research in key disciplines is coordinated and facilitated through nine centers (Excellence in Marine Biotechnology, Communication and Information Research, Earthquake Monitoring, Environmental Studies and Research, Oil and Gas Research, Omani Studies, Remote Sensing and GIS, Water Research and Humanities Research) which serve as focal points for researchers within SQU and Oman and for interested international scholars.

Contact Information for Applicants

Contact Person:
Mr. Mahmood Al-Kindi, Head of International Relations Division

Mail Address: Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 50, PC 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Telephone: +968 2414 3040

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Website: www.squ.edu.om