Research is a fundamental pillar in the sustainable development process of any country. It contribute to finding effective solutions to various social problems, and also help inform a vision of continuous social and economic development.
In view of the great importance of research, the Sultanate of Oman has paid a great deal of attention to the benefits that it can bring. As a result, research and innovation enjoy an important place at Sultan Qaboos University, which is known as the premier educational institution in the sultanate.
Sultan Qaboos University, represented by the Deanship of Research, seeks to provide an integrated research environment and encourage faculty members and students to make the most of this potential in order to enhance the university’s culture of research and innovation. This culture will allow SQU to continue its research and academic achievements by university academics, researchers and students.
There is no doubt that presenting SQU students’ capabilities, academic and research talents, in addition to their most important academic achievements will contribute to their participation in the community as the nucleus of the future of research in the sultanate. Hence, the first student research conference proposed here targets both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Sultan Qaboos University’s various colleges and majors.
The conference aims to promote a culture of student research and innovation by creating an environment that expands these learners’ participation in all colleges. This will be of a great importance to both the public and private sectors as these sectors can benefit from these research achievements, in addition to providing opportunities to transform research results into projects that serve the community.