Sultan Qaboos University has been committed to quality and excellence since its inception in 1986. There have been quite a significant number of processes which were established to assure quality in all SQU’s activities. Some of the SQU Colleges have already gone through international accreditation processes and have established well-structured and documented continuous quality improvement processes. The SQU administration has recognized the importance of having a central Quality Assurance Office (QAO) to coordinate efforts towards achieving quality in all processes in the university. Therefore, the quality assurance office was established in February 2010.
The Quality Assurance Office at Sultan Qaboos University aspires to assist the University in its quest for excellence by leading program and unit review efforts in order to attain and maintain National and International accreditation.
The mission of the Quality Assurance Office at SQU is to enhance the quality of academic, administrative, financial and technical performance and to reinforce the culture of quality in the University.
The QAO, in coordination with all SQU units, aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Enhance the Continuous Quality Improvement Processes (CQIP) at SQU.
- Spread the culture of quality improvement among staff and students at SQU.
- Achieve and maintain SQU accreditation by the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and international accreditation agencies.
- Improve the level of expertise and consultancies pertaining to quality and accreditation for all units of the University.