Vision & Mission


The vision of the Deanship of Research is to facilitate the development of a vibrant research culture at Sultan Qaboos University, thereby making the University a top research institution in the region.


Under the guidance of the DVC-PSR, the Deanship for Research will contribute to the enhancement of research culture and productivity at SQU, including:

  • Strategic planning and policy formulation in relation to building research capacity and performance

  • Monitoring research and research training activity and performance

  • Implementing policies and practices designed to improve research capacity and performance

  • Providing regular feed-back to the DVC-PSR about issues relating to research

  • Fostering activities designed to promote outputs and outcomes of research nationally and internationally

  • liaison with the Research Council

  • Encouraging research leading to innovation and entrepreneurship 

  • Raising external funding to support research at the University.