The Research Chair for Economic Studies is a joint project between Sultan Qaboos University and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It aims to foster greater understanding of the main economic, business and development issues affecting economic and social development in the Sultanate of Oman. It also aims to support the country in achieving the goals set out in its national development plans and Vision 2040.
The establishment of the Chair comes at a critical juncture in Omani history as the Sultanate embarks on a comprehensive program to turn the country into a modern, developed nation by 2040. The Chair is expected to play a vital role in address key economic and social challenges facing the nation; provide new insights, guidance and support to achieve greater diversification and international competitiveness; and contribute towards the creation of knowledge economy.
The Chair will operate as a catalyst to build bridges between the university, the private sector and the government for greater impact in our collective efforts to modernize the nation and a facilitator for capacity building in research and human development, while turning Sultan Qaboos University into a center of excellence in economic studies.