Training and Community Services

  • Assistant Dean Message
  • Students Training
  • Students Activities
  • Technical and Administrative Training
  • Community Services
  • Alumni


The Assistant Dean for Training and Community Services (ADTCS) Office aims to utilize the resources and the expertise available at SQU to serve the community, provide training opportunities to effectively train students to the job market, coordinate technical and administrative staff training, maintain an active link with the College alumni, supervise student’s group activities and facilitate the participation of the student groups in activities at the national, regional and international level. To achieve its aims, the AD(TCS) Office is supported by a number of committees. Each committee consists of a representative from each department in the college. The representative serves as a link between the AD(TCS) and the department regarding all matters related to short courses, workshops, consultancies, students activities, students training, alumni and other community services. Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all organizations and individuals who have supported the AD(TCS) office to achieve its mission and goals. Any suggestions and comments on our programs and activities will be highly appreciated.






Mohammed Khalfan Al-Badawi (Asst. Prof.)

Assistant Dean for Training and Community Services


Students Training

The College of Science strongly believes in the importance of providing students with related practical training. The Assistant Dean for Training and Community Services Office has been created to reflect the college interest in the students extra-curricular activities in general and training in particular. The college strives to achieve its own vision in this area by exploring and creating appropriate training opportunities for its students inside and outside the Sultanate with the following objectives: Provide students with the opportunity to practice the knowledge they get from their curriculum. Provide students with opportunity to gain/enhance their skills in related fields of their study. Improve student’s skills in areas such as communication, team work, etc. Establish contact between students and potential recruiters.

Training Requirements

Students must complete at least 80 credit hours Students must have a GPA 2.0 or above in both required and optional training Required training is offered only in summer Students will be trained only once during their studies Students enrolled in summer course are not allowed to undergo summer training

College of Science application training guide 


You may download the Training Request Form 



Students Activities

The organization of Student’s Groups activities has a dual purpose; it stimulates the students to apply their knowledge outside their course work and presents to the community an image of the vibrant student’s life at SQU.

The aim of the of the Student’s Groups is to provide a forum where students with a common academic interest can meet an put their expertise, talents and enthusiasm to a good use to serve the community at SQU, in local schools and in the wider community. The Student’s Groups also participates and represents the university at national and international events.

There are two main events which reflect students’ activities. The first is the Open Day for each department. In this event, each department organizes its own activities related to their field of study. The second one is the Science Festival where all students from different departments working together as one team in multi-disciplinary fashion and to showcase innovative ideas and projects. College of Science students effectively contribute as members of the SQU innovation society.




Technical and Administrative Training

The objective of training technical and administrative staff is to improve their technical and administrative skills based on their specialization and the departmental/unit need

Each department must identify and set a vision for specific directions of training. Training programs need to be planned and targeted ahead in order to strengthen and enhance the skills of the technical and administrative staff whose duties to assist more effectively in teaching and research.

The trained technical and administrative staff should have clear vision for their future and are expected to be supported by setting up a continuous training program in order to be able to update their education and technical training and to cope with the advances in modern sciences.

Thus, the Technical and Administrative Training Committee (TATC) has given the task to:

  • Evaluate training request applications of technical and administrative staff
  • Recommend and forward training request applications to the Center for Staff Development



Community Services

The College of Science is committed to utilizing the resources and the expertise available in the College to serve the community. The Assistant Dean for Training and Community Services (ADTCS) aims to enhance the awareness in the community of the resources and the expertise available at College.  The College has been active in providing community services and consultancy in the form of activities such as training and short courses, exchange visits, membership in community committees, and presentations. In the past two years the College has given short courses to 600 secondary teachers in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. In addition, the training of military personal on science topics has been taking place for one week every year since the early 1990s. In collaboration with the Centre of Community Services and Continuing Education at SQU, short courses have been designed for the Summer Club which is held yearly for school students aged between 9 to 14 years. The college has contributed several activities such as Ministry of Education curriculum development and accreditations; charity work; and research and knowledge development needed by the society. A strong link to SQU alumni and the creation of Advisory Boards in each department in the college have positively contributed to the College’s links towards the community

In his task the Assistant Dean office is collaborating with the Centre of Community Services and Continuing Education at SQU and supported by the College Community Services Committee (CSC) consisting of a representative from each department in the college. The role of the representatives is to be a link between the ADCTS and the department regarding all matters related to short courses, workshops, consultancies and other community services.




The College of Science believes in the contribution of the alumni and hence trying to maintain an active link with its alumni. Keeping active alumni groups in the departments serves two essential elements of the vitality of the university. Firstly, it develops in the alumni a sense of belonging and provides a platform where SQU graduates can meet and support each other secondly it opens a window of opportunity for support contact for the future graduates. The following have been adopted in this regard:
  • One senior preeminent alumnus from each department is nominated as the president of the alumni for his/her department.
  • The liaison member of staff establishes and maintains a database of the alumni.
  • One alumni social meeting is organized in the spring semester of every year in each department.
  • The AD(TCS) office assists with administrative tasks such as booking of venue and raising financial support.

If you are a College of Science graduate who is interested in keeping in touch with the College, please contact:

Mohammed Khalfan Al-Badawi, Assisstant Professor

Assistant Dean for Training and Community Service

PO Box 36, PC 123, College of Science Sultan Qaboos University

Tel.: +968 2414 2278