Latest Research Highlights

Impact of E-resources on Improving Research and Publishing

Research databases comprise a set of bibliographic data that provide access to specific information sources. They are important digital tools for doing research and retrieving information.
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Marketing of Research Boosts Knowledge Economy

Numerous countries are now adopting a knowledge-based model of the economy where human capital, intellect and research are deemed essential. However, research can only be useful and impactful when it reaches the public. As such, effective dissemination and marketing of research results is a challenge many universities and research institutions face nowadays. How then can research output be best communicated, disseminated and marketed?
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Tourism in Oman: Towards a Sustainable Development

Tourism is no longer a marginal sector, nor even just a secondary source of revenue for countries. It has become, in the era of rapid transport and open borders, one of the most important means of improving the standard of living in many communities. In 2019 alone, the global revenues from tourism amounted to over 9 trillion US dollars, making it thrice as big as the agricultural sector. This huge amount was spent by 1.5 billion tourists around the world. The Sultanate’s share was 3.5 million t...
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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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