Prof. Salim Hamoud Al Harthi
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Community Services
Welcome to the portal of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Community Services.
As we are all aware, the growth of a nation, making all other things equal, depends on the kind and quality of the workforce involved in the different areas and industries of the economy. Given the responsibility to produce qualified graduates that meet labor market needs, we provide academic and technical knowledge and skills to students in the teaching and learning process which are necessary for them to pursue a successful personal life and professional career.
The University has nine Colleges offering more than 60 undergraduate programs. An environment for effective teaching and learning is created through the support given by the following: Main Library and College Libraries, Language Center, Student Counselling Center, Center for Educational Technology, Center for Career Guidance, Independent Learning Center, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, in collaboration with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Nursing and other health institutions, provides teaching, research and compassionate, ethical, and accessible general and specialized tertiary care to the community.
Our activities are aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan 2016-2040, and the country’s economic and social development plans are taken into consideration.
In a move towards becoming an entrepreneurial university, academic programs are reviewed in accordance with market needs. Innovation courses are offered in a number of colleges. The review also seeks to maintain international standards, and programs are restructured to ensure that they are in line with the needs of the society through evaluation by teams of international experts and accreditation with international and reputable awarding bodies.
Students are provided with the necessary range of skills, knowledge-based competencies and practical training. This entails them actively participating in the learning process concentrating on what they learn and are able to do. Activities are geared towards problem solving, creativity and innovation. It is our aim to give more emphasis on developing analytical and critical thinking and professional skills in our undergraduate students. Multidisciplinary programs are also available in an effort to diversify the options offered to students. In the near future, we will be giving students with a high level of achievement the opportunity to continue their studies within a specialized set of courses in advance technologies.
We bind ourselves to producing graduates possessing attributes appropriate for employment and setting up a business. We remain committed to maintaining the following fundamental values: Excellence, Loyalty, Integrity, Credibility, Equity, Commitment and Collegiality.
The University, through its Center for Community Services and Continuing Education, contribute to the development of the community by disseminating general and specialized knowledge, and providing services and trained manpower.
Thank you for visiting our portal. Join us in our journey to develop human resources equipped with skills, knowledge and attitudes for success in the workplace, in the society and in personal life.