Latest Research Highlights

Treating Oil Field Produced Water

SQU researchers have applied direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) for the treatment of oil-field produced water.
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Older students are at greater risk of depression, anxiety, and stress

A team of scholars from several Arab countries, headed by Dr. Omar Al Omari – College of Nursing – has carried out a TRC-funded study on the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress (DAS) among youth under COVID-19. 
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The Impact of Child Rights Laws on School Headmasters

Dr. Omar Ismail Hashem, from the College of Education, is conducting a research project to find out the impact of child rights laws on the practices of school principals in the Sultanate. The study will be based on a group of 24 principals who spent one to three years working with concepts of child rights and the child-friendly school model. It is hoped that the results of the study will contribute to identifying the proposed expansion in child-friendly schools in the future and implications for...
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ITTC: A crossing platform for community and industry  

Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC) – an essential component of the innovation system in the Sultanate and one of SQU’s 14 research centers – has come about in response to the need for expansion in innovation-related areas and activities, which is a strategic policy adopted by developed countries.      
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Tsunami Hazard Assessment for Masirah at a World Event 

Dr. Issa El-Hussain, Director of the Earthquake Monitoring Center, SQU, has presented a paper on assessing tsunami hazards for the Masirah Island at a recent world conference in San Francisco. The research was carried out by a team that considered tsunami threats from two main tsunamigenic zones: the Makran Subduction Zone (MSZ) in the Oman Sea and the Andaman Sumatra Subduction Zone (ASSZ) in the Indian Ocean. The MSZ is considered as two separate segments: the East Makran Subduction Zone (EMSZ...
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The status quo of research: towards a knowledge society

H.M. Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed – may Allah rest his soul in peace – had shown dedication and determination to achieve a better future for the Sultanate. In one of his speeches to the nation, H.M. stated: “When we get to higher education, we are required to add to that knowledge in the light of new knowledge. We have to discuss, devise, and think. We also have to correct before us the knowledge that was based on earlier theories as these theories are renewed.  We do not say that what we have rec...
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New technique to sustain fish and crops output

A research project was conducted at SQU to examine the potential of producing crops in an aquaponics system using both fish waste and treated waste water. For this purpose, a team has evaluated the impact of treated wastewater on fish growth and how the effluent coming from fish tanks may affect grown crops
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Main Library services for researchers highlighted  

A study conducted by Dr. Nabhan Al-Harrasi, SQU, has highlighted the considerable role the library plays in the service of researchers and those who are interested in carrying out research projects on issues related to the Sultanate. As part of its mission, the library makes it easy for students and researchers to obtain membership, and provides guidelines, instructions and necessary training to help clients access its services and acquire information awareness skills, especially in a digital en...
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Steps and effects: Donating convalescent plasma can change your life

Issam Al-Fadheli did not know when he was returning from work that he would contract the coronavirus. The symptoms began to appear in him, at first a slight fever that went up the next day, aching bones, a headache, and then a sore throat and shortness of breath.
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Measuring e-learning readiness in Oman’s schools in collaboration with MOE

A research team led by Professor Ali Kadhem, College of Education, is conducting a research project designed to determine the degree of readiness of schools in the Sultanate to provide e-learning to their students in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team will also look into the options available for schools to develop their e-learning capacity, including the availability of appropriate electronic equipment, teaching and administrative staff know-how in communicating with students electroni...
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