Sultan Qaboos University

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Sultan Qaboos University
جامعة السلطان قابوس  (Arabic)
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Vice-ChancellorHH Dr. Fahad bin Al-Julanda bin Majed Al Said

Sultan Qaboos University, located in Al Khoudh in the Muscat Governorate, is the only public university in the Sultanate of Oman.

Most students entering the university are selected based on their performance in high school final examinations. Student enrollment has grown from 500 in 1986 to more than 10,000 in 2005. More than half of the students live off campus due to space constraints. It currently has around 15,357 students of which 7,942 are female students and 7,415 are male students.[1] The university contains 9 colleges which are:[2]

  1. Agricultural and Marine Sciences
  2. Art and Social Sciences
  3. Economics and Political Science
  4. Education
  5. Engineering
  6. Law
  7. Nursing
  8. Medicine and Health Science
  9. Science

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Notable alumni[edit]


University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[3]801-900 (2019)

Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) is ranked number 1 in Oman.[4][5] SQU is ranked at number 379 in the world's top universities ranking by the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).[6]

The university is also ranked number 10 in the QS Arab Region 2019 ranking, and also placed in the 151-200 bracket in the QS Subject Matter Ranking.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Report: Oman 2012. Oxford Business Group. 2012. p. 253. ISBN 978-1-907065-49-1.
  2. ^ "Colleges". Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  3. ^ [Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019]
  4. ^ "Oman | Ranking Web of Universities: Webometrics ranks 30000 institutions". Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  5. ^ uniRank
  6. ^ "Sultan Qaboos University". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  7. ^ "Sultan Qaboos University". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2019-06-20.

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