Sultan Qaboos University is the realization of the promise announced by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said during the 10th anniversary of Oman’s National Day in 1980. Construction started in 1982 and the first Sultan Qaboos University students were enrolled in 1986. In accordance with the Royal Directives of His Majesty, the University commenced with five colleges; namely Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Education and Science. The College of Arts was opened in 1987,and a College of Commerce and Economics was opened in 1993.
The design and construction of the campus was carried out with great attention to the fulfillment of these objectives, with the overall appearance of the buildings carefully planned to accommodate the physical, intellectual, and spiritual needs of students, faculty and staff.
The Department of Public Relations and Information was established in 1986, to create and maintain close relation between the university and its community and outside organizations. In addition, it seeks to spread a positive image about the university and its effective role in developing the country based on its mission. The Department pursues to achieve a close relation and cooperation with the administrative, academic and technical units at the university.
Providing a realistic image of SQU based on its missions, goals, activities and accomplishments.
The department seeks to make a great effort to the fields of public relations and information, based on research, planning, evaluation and effective communication. Furthermore, it looks to spread the knowledge, build a mutual relations inside and outside the university, provide transparent and credible information service.
Basheer Salim Abdullah Al-Riyami
Deputy Director of Public Relation
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