OMANI STUDIES CENTER

About OSC

Omani Studies Center is one of the university’s research channels that focuses on the Omani society. The center offers a perfect harmony between research activities, community events, library collections and academic activities which reflect the social and cultural needs of the Omani society.


  • Director Message
  • Vision and Mission
  • Aims
  • Milestones in the history of OSC
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Educational institutions, including Sultan Qaboos University, can provide the ideal environment to discover and improve researchers’ talents and capabilities. Lecture time is no longer enough to meet the growing demands to build the learner’s personality and keep up with today’s progress in culture and technology. The emphasis that SQU places on research rises from the fact that researchers are a national wealth, an inexhaustible treasure and a key driver of development in all fields. They are indeed the most capable of sparking progress and lead the march of change with their exceptional gift of understanding, implementation, guidance, leadership and innovation. Keeping in mind the vision and mission of SQU, the Omani Studies Center is one of the university’s research channels that focuses on the Omani society. The center offers a perfect harmony between research activities, community events, library collections and academic activities which reflect the social and cultural needs of the Omani society. We are looking forward to see the Omani Studies Center become the pilgrimage destination for researchers and the memory of SQU and Oman. 

Dr. Ahmed Hmed Al-Rabaani 

OSC Director 

Vision:

To become a central research and information center that focuses on serving the Omani community and preserving its identity and heritage.

 

Mission:

Establish a research-oriented system that can regulate and encourage research, intellectual and cultural activities related to the Sultanate of Oman, and that can develop manuscripts handling and accessibility practices.

1- Establish and publish studies and researches related to the Omani society, and provide related consultancy for public and private organizations.

2- Promote the center and build its institutional identity

3- Collect and document information, studies, reports and statistical surveys related to the objectives of the center. 

4- Encourage academic collaboration with counterpart research centers, universities, and Arab and foreign institutions of similar interests.

5- Organize research and academic activities such as conferences, symposia, forums and seminars. 

6- Contribute in collecting, reviewing and preserving Omani manuscripts, and making them available for researchers. 

7- Preserve both material and narrated Omani heritage, be it individual or collective. 

8- Spread awareness and knowledge about Omani studies and heritage, and reach out to a wider base of researchers and academics.

1. On 28/8/1998 a decision to establish the Omani Research and Studies Unit was issued by the President of the university 

2. On 7/3/1999 the President of the university issued executive decision No.15/99 constituting a committee to formalize the decision for establishing an Omani Studies Center 

3. On 7/8/1999 the University Council approved the establishment of the Omani Studies Center 

4. On 21/9/1999 the President of the university issued a circular (No. 1025) authorizing the collection and documentation of all relevant documents from various colleges, Centers and the university administration and deposit them in OSC in preparation to document and archive them. 

5. On 29/10/2002 the President of the university issued decision (No.122/2002) establishing a center called the Omani Studies Center. 

6. On 9/2/2003 the President of the university issued decision No. 16/2003 which stated that the center would be headed by the Assistant Vice-President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research. Also, it stated that the responsibilities, staff and possessions of the erstwhile Omani Research and Studies Unit will be brought under the administrative control of the Omani Studies Center. 

7. On 16/7/2003 the President of the university issued a decision, approving the organizational structure of the Center

Omani Studies Center

Tel No.: (968) 2414 5851
Fax No.: (968) 24413953
Email: osc@squ.edu.om

P.O. Box 54, Postal Code 123
Sultan Qaboos University Al Khoud,
Sultanate of Oman

Administration of the Center

   

Dr. Ahmed Hamed Hamdan Al-Rabaani 

Job Title: Director
Tel: 24145850
Email: arabaani@squ.edu.om

 

 

Ms. Asma Mubark Baniorabh

Job Title: Coordinator
Tel: 24145851
Email: baniorab@squ.edu.om

 

Ms. Laila Zahran Al Sibani
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Tel: 24145873
Email: laila.zahran@squ.edu.om

Mr.Al Muatasim Said Saif Al Maawali 
Job Title: Religious Supervisor
Tel: 24145856
Email: muatasim@squ.edu.om

 

Mr. Ali Salem Al Fathili
Job Title: Messenger
Tel: 24145871
Email: alfathili@squ.edu.om

Research and Studies

   

Mr. Abdullah Hamed Al Maani

Job Title: Assistant Researcher (B)
Tel: 24145857
Email: abdullahm@squ.edu.om

 

Ms.Tahani Abdullah Al Hosni

Job Title: Assistant Researcher (B)
Tel: 24145869
Email: tahani@squ.edu.om

Ms. Watfa Masood Al Farsi
Job Title: Assistant Researcher (C)
Tel: 24145854
Email: watfa89@squ.edu.om

 

 

Library

   

Mr. Said Mohammed Al Rahbi

Job Title: Chief Librarians (C)
Tel: 24145868
Email: saidr@squ.edu.om

 

Ms. Safiya Sultan Al Hosni

Job Title: Librarian (B)
Tel: 24145862
Email: safiyas@squ.edu.om

Ms. Mariam Khames Al Araimi

Job Title: Chief Librarian (C)
Tel: 24145863
Email: mariamk@squ.edu.om

 

Dr. Saleh Sulieman Al Zeheimi

Job Title: Librarian (B) (PHD leave)
Tel: 24145854
Emailzuhimi@gmail.com

 

Ms. Bushra Saif Al-Hadrami

Job Title: Librarian
Tel: 24145866
Email: bushraoman88@gmail.com

 

Mr. Mahmood Abdullah Salam Al Saqri 

Job Title: Senior Librarian (B)
Tel: 24145851
Email: mahmoud2@squ.edu.om

Research & Studies
  • Research and Studies Department
  • Projects and Researches

The research vision of the Omani Studies Center is to preserve the Omani cultural identity and highlights the Omani wealth of knowledge at all levels. The Omani Studies Center is a reliable source of social, cultural and historical studies on Oman. The Research and Studies Department aims to support SQU vision in the field of research as it focuses on research, studies, documents and books related to Oman in the historical, social and cultural fields. The department proposes and conducts many studies in cooperation with different colleges and departments in the university. The department, also, provides research consultancy services for both governmental and private institutions in the Sultanate. In addition, the department welcomes all researchers interested in Omani studies from different parts of the world. The areas of collaboration include joint research, and publishing of cultural books as per the applicable rules of Sultan Qaboos University. 
Besides research, the department, also, organizes events and activities such as conferences, symposia, lectures and workshops that enrich the Omani cultural and academic life in the Sultanate.

The research vision of the Omani Studies Center is to preserve the Omani cultural identity and highlights the Omani wealth of knowledge at all levels. The Omani Studies Center is a reliable source for social, cultural and historical studies of Oman. The department proposes and conducts many studies and provides research consultancy services, enriching the academic development and knowledge sharing in Oman.

Research Or Projects   Status

Divorce in the Omani Society: Field Study Read More...

 Completed

Socio- Economic Impact of Tourism Development in Jabal Al Akdar Read More...

 Completed
Documenting Cyclone Gonu in Oman" Project Read More...  Completed
Omani Folklore Tales Read More...  Completed

 

Published Books
Poem collection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Kulaib Al Almri

Poem collection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Kulaib Al Almri

2014

Suleiman Pasha Al Baroni

Suleiman Pasha Al Baroni

2013 - Arabic

The Omani Role in East Africa

The Omani Role in East Africa

2013

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Documented Biography

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Documented Biography

2012

Theatrical Experience in Oman

Theatrical Experience in Oman

2012

Oman and India: Prospects and Civilization

Oman and India: Prospects and Civilization

2011

Contemporary Omani Literature

Contemporary Omani Literature

2014

Chanted Folklore in Oman and the Arabian Peninsula

Chanted Folklore in Oman and the Arabian Peninsula

2014

International Symposium on Omani -Yemeni Cultural Interrelations

International Symposium on Omani -Yemeni Cultural Interrelations

2010

Endowment in Oman: the Past and the Present

Endowment in Oman: the Past and the Present

2010

Annotated Bibliography 'Omani Folk-Tales'

Annotated Bibliography 'Omani Folk-Tales'

2008

The Effectiveness Criteria of Centers for Learning Resources and Technologies

The Effectiveness Criteria of Centers for Learning Resources and Technologies

2004

Conferences and Symposia

International Conference Omani Heritage Architecture and Its Sustainability

The International Conference ‘Population and Sustainable Development in the Sultanate of Oman’

The International Conference on The Maritime Omani Heritage

International Conference on Urban Primacy and Traditional Urban Fabric in Sultanate of Oman

بنر1 الموقع

Conference Hall
23 - 24 October 2017

Symposium on Muscat: History and Civilization

 

27- 28 October, 2013
Al Fahm Stage, Cultural Center
In cooperation with Humanities Research Center
http://conference.squ.edu.om/muscat

Omani and Azhari Scholars

14 – 16 April 2014
Conference Hall
In cooperation with Al Azhar and World Association for al-Azhar Graduates
http://conference.squ.edu.om/omanandazhar

Omani Manuscripts and Documents Symposium: Reality and Future (and the accompanying exhibition)

International Conference The Omani Role in East Africa

11- 13 December 2012
Conference Hall, SQU
In cooperation with National Records and Archives Authority
http://conference.squ.edu.om/osc

Lecture on "Contemporary Omani Literature"

8 May 2011
Al Fahm Stage, Cultural Center

International Conference: Oman and India: Prospects and Civilization

 

27 February – 1 March 2011
Conference Hall
In cooperation with  International Cooperation Office, SQU
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Seminar on "Chanted Folklore in Oman and the Arabian Peninsula"

 
 

25 April 2010
Al Fahm Stage, Cultural Center

The International Symposium on Omani -Yemeni Cultural Interrelations

7-8 February 2010
Conference Hall

Symposium in Waqf in Oman Between Present and the Past

 

18-20 October 2009
Conference Hall