SQU conducts orientation for postgraduate students
The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies (DPS) at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) organised an orientation day for postgraduate students under the patronage of Dr Ali Saud al Bimani, vice chancellor of SQU.
SQU has a record number of 101 postgraduate programmes across the university, consisting of 35 PhD programmes and 66 master’s programmes.
These include two newly approved programmes commencing in 2020-21: PhD in Information Systems and the Master of Operation and Supply Chain at the College of Economics and Political Science. The number of postgraduate students is also steadily growing. A total of 1,020 applicants have been accepted to pursue postgraduate studies at SQU starting this year.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mohammed al Suqri, dean of postgraduate studies at SQU, said that the university ensures that its postgraduate programmes are meeting the needs of sectors and employers in Oman by having clearly defined graduate attributes and programme outcomes.
Dr Suqri said, “These are aligned with the Oman Qualifications Framework, and reflect the ongoing processes of consultation with key government and industry stakeholders in Oman, as well as international best practices in the relevant subject area.”
He added, “Our strategic approach to developing postgraduate programmes is intended to build the skills, knowledge and evidence-based culture to support the economic and social development of the sultanate, while also contributing effectively to knowledge and information across a wide range of disciplines at global level.”
The programme also included a short video about postgraduate regulations, exhibition and introductory tour around SQU.