• About HRC
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Director's Message
  • Staffs

The Humanities Research Center is actively seeking to study various aspects of human phenomena through rigorous, systematic, and objective investigation. By pursuing this aim, the center helps to achieve a deep and comprehensive understanding of human nature, social reality, and people’s relations both with each other and with their environment

To be a leading research center in the field of the humanities at the regional level and to achieve excellence in the study of social phenomena related to Omani society.

Conducting research and studies related to the humanities, and monitoring and analyzing social changes at the local and regional levels. Providing data and indicators designed to support the production of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences in general, and contributing to the enrichment of Oman’s social, cultural and economic surroundings by investigating future aspirations while preserving traditional Omani identity

* Conduct research and studies in various fields of the humanities.

* Initiate research programs in the humanities at the local and regional levels.

* Provide consultancies for concerned parties from public and private sector institutions

* Provide general contributions to the local community in the various fields of the humanities

* Hold conferences and scientific symposia and seminars on issues of interest to Omani society.

* Support joint projects between the university and foreign institutions in the various fields of hummanities.

* Implement joint research projects in conjunction with universities, colleges and centers from both inside  and outside the sultanate.

* Publish scientific papers in refereed journals and issue books and publications about the projects and studies carried out at the Center.

* Contribute to the training of students from within and outside the university related to scientific research in the humanities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nasser Al-Mawali

HRC Director

The Humanities Research Center is actively seeking to study various aspects of human phenomena through rigorous, systematic, and objective investigation. By pursuing this aim, the center helps to achieve a deepand comprehensive understanding of human nature, social reality, and people’s relations both with each otherand with their environment. For these reasons, the Humanities Research Center seeks to assume a leadingrole in serving the needs of Omanis by helping them increase their understanding of their surrounding naturaland social environments and by encouraging them to contribute to the social life of their community. Thisprocess of understanding and engagement will, it is envisaged, have a positive effect on the aspirations and attitudes of individuals and will help them achieve a life of dignity lived with a sense of cultural and moralheritage.

 

The Humanities Research Center aims to not only encourage research in the areas of social, educational, legal, commercial and administrative sciences, but also to cooperate with researchers in different fields ofscience to carry out joint research, while also contributing to creating an atmosphere of joint researchthrough forming research teams that include members of humanities and scientific colleges and the researchcenter itself. Over the past few months, the center has extended communications to a number of ministriesand different research institutions to find ways of supporting research nationwide. The center also conductsindividual research funded by the university that relies mainly on the center's staff while also seeking inputfrom academics and researchers from various university faculties. Moreover, the center has recentlyreceived funds from the Research Council for three studies at the national level.

 

The center has already begun training a group of graduates from the university and students from the Department of Sociology on research methods and the stages involved in formulating and conducting successful research. These graduates and students receive hands-on experience through their participation in all aspects of the research process and receive training on various aspects as the research is conducted. In addition to this training program, there is also ongoing cooperation between the center and SQU’sacademics from the Colleges of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Economics and PoliticalSciences. The center has also established channels of cooperation with international research fundingagencies including the United Nations Population Fund in Muscat. It was agreed that the center was to conduct a number of exploratory studies funded by the United Nations Population Fund as needed with thenames of specialized researchers from the center included in a list of consultants for scientific references inthe country.

 

In the current period, the center is leading an active and dynamic research movement. This movement has already begun to bear fruit thanks to the sincere efforts of its employees and the grace of God. In addition, the administration at Sultan Qaboos University represented by His Excellency the Vice Chancellor of theUniversity, the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Postgraduates studies and Research, and the Officeof the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs, have also extended their fullestsupport. This support has contributed to motivating researchers at the center and encouraging them to moveforward in the implementation of its plans. That has also contributed to motivating researchers to achieve thenew vision the center seeks to activate at all levels whether it is inside or outside the university.

 

 

Dr. Nasser Al-Mawali

HRC Director

Tel: 24142844

Fax: 24142843

E-mail: almawali@squ.edu.om

 

Dr. Muneer Karadsheh

Researcher - Humanities Research Center

Tel: 24141516

Fax: 24142843

E-mail: munr06@squ.edu.om

 

Abeer Al-Zadjali

Staff- Humanities Research Center

Tel: 24142842

Fax: 24142843

E-mail: abeerz@squ.edu.om

 

Asila Al-Zari

Research Assistant- Humanities Research Center 

Tel: 24142818

Fax: 24142843

E-mail: asila1@squ.edu.om

 

 Khalood Bahshwan

Research Assistant- Humanities Research Center 

Tel: 24142818

Fax: 24142843

E-mail: khalood@squ.edu.om

 

Shaikha Al-Medelwi

Research Assistant- Humanities Research Center 

Tel: 24141516

Fax: 24142843

E-mail: shaikha.h@squ.edu.om

 

Ahmed Al-Mabsali

Messenger- Humanities Research Center 

Tel: 24142842

Fax: 24142843

E-mail: ahmed955@squ.edu.om