The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) Research Chair for the Development of Industrial Estates and Free zones is a joint project between Sultan Qaboos University and Madayn. Due to the rapid evolution of the business environment that has occurred in the sultanate since His Majesty came to power, and the great strides local education institutions have made in exploring issues impacting upon people’s lives, active collaboration between industry and the academia is increasingly vital for the country’s continued social and economic development. As a result, the Research Chair in Industrial Estates and Free zones seeks to foster greater understanding of contemporary economic issues in Oman in relation to its areas of specialization.
The Chair plays a vital role in addressing key issues facing industrial estates and free zones in the sultanate. It achieves this by providing the new insights, guidance and support to policymakers, business leaders, decision makers, and other concerned stakeholders, in Oman that contribute to social and economic development, diversification, and the development of Oman’s knowledge economy.