Discover and Learn

Provide an outstanding education to allow students to fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to society.

Discovery and learning requires dedication by students and commitment by academic staff. Interaction between students and staff is changing rapidly in this digital-age and we seek to embrace the opportunities presented by technology to support the learning process. We strive to provide a learning environment that nurtures talent and encourages success.

This will require continued investment in creative spaces conducive to innovative teaching and social learning. Higher education promotes social mobility and supports an improved quality of life for graduates and their families. We will work to ensure our graduates are confident and skilled individuals who are able to make a positive contribution to their community and society at large.




Provide access to students from all backgrounds with the ability to benefit from a university education

Work with applicants from the point of entry and support the transition to the appropriate exit point

Society by providing opportunities to enter higher education and succeed in a chosen academic discipline

Continuity of learning

Re-design curricula to allow delivery with more propitious timing

Students by supporting them to accumulate academic credit more flexibly to meet their aspirations

Success, progression and retention

Enhanced approach to academic advising and learning support

Students by enabling them to realise their academic potential

Quality assurance and enhancement

Enhanced external scrutiny of programs with international benchmarking

Stakeholder groups by building confidence in and recognition of Sohar awards

Employability and entrepreneurship

Professionally recognised degrees and programs with embedded graduate attributes to meet the needs of employers

Employers by presenting sought-after graduates

Expand the academic offer

Develop the depth and breadth of academic provision in existing areas and introduce new provision to meet national needs

Oman by providing the Sultanate with ready and able graduates in areas of strategic value

Student engagement and leadership

Greater leadership role for the Students’ Council with student representation in all aspects of academic and personal development

Students by meeting the needs of a diverse student intake through consultation and delivery of extracurricular activities to meet their needs

  • Increase in student numbers
  • Improved retention
  • Improved employment of graduates
  • Improved student satisfaction
  • Number of new programs
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