Organization:Sultan Qaboos University

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Sultan Qaboos University
جامعة السلطان قابوس  (Arabic)
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Vice-ChancellorDr. Ali bin Saud Al-Bemani

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]

Notable academics

  • Dawn Chatty, anthropologist, associate professor from 1988 to 1994
  • Jokha al-Harthi, writer
  • Abdul Jerri, mathematician
  • Jackie Spinner, journalist, worked for the Washington Post from 1995 to 2009
  • Stanisław Świerczkowski, mathematician, 1986 to 1997


University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[2]801-900 (2019)

Sultan Qaboos University is ranked at number 379 in the world's top universities ranking by the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).[3]

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.[4]

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