The Second International Conference of The Department of Sociology and Social Work
" Social Thought, Sociology and Development"
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences- Sultan Qaboos University
Muscat 11-13 December 2016
The central theme of the conference focused on social thought, sociology and development in developing countries. Various thinkers and scholars from different countries participated in the activities of the conference. The mission and the objectives of the conference would be identified as the following:
The mission of the conference: developing potential social thought heritage, activating scientific studies and critical dialogues as responses for meeting contemporary and modern requirements of development in its social and cultural dimensions.
The Objectives of the Conference:
1- Reinforcing and motivating critical vision for social thought attitudes.
2- Confirming the developmental function of social thought and its implementations in different social fields.
3- Exchanging ideas and scientific views concerning the possibility to adopt social thought heritage for contemporary development.
4- Utilizing ideas, views and scientific discussions raised during the activities of the conference and to function them for national needs.
The themes of the conference centered on the following issues:
1 - Criticism of Sociology and Social Thought.
2- Social and Cultural Dimensions of Development.
3- Social Thinking and Sociology in Developing Countries.
Premier Gulf Academic Forum for Social Services( Social Work)
Sultan Qaboos University 15-16 March 2011
The main theme of the forum centered on the possibilities for developing the role of social work( Social Service) and the specialists in this domain in the Gulf Cooperative council countries in helping both individuals and groups, and to develop their abilities to achieve social adjustment for helping social institutions and other social organizations in society to meet its roles.
This was the first Forum that organized in the region and it had its peculiarities in respect to its theme, the contributions where it had various academic participants, SQU postgraduate students, representative of the Department of Social Work, University of Zafar, the representatives of social institutions in Sultanate Oman. In addition, some academic staff and postgraduate students from different universities for instance( Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and finally Sanaa's University). This gave a chance for mutual discussions and exchanging experiences and recognizing the both academic educational, training and vocational needs. It is hoped, as outcome of the forum, to provide an opportunity for preparing a comprehensive and peculiar educational and training guide along with having an agreement to organize an annual forum as an academic heritage would be hold periodically in the countries of Gulf Cooperative Council.