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Education and Research  Committee of State Council reviews the efforts of SQU to support scientific research

13 Jul 2020

The Education and Research Committee of the State Council held today its seventeenth meeting for the first annual session of the seventh term, headed by 

 

Hon.Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Sulaiman al Toobi, Committee Head, in presence of the  honorable committee members, and General Secretariat employees.

 

The  committee hosted several officials from the Deanship of Scientific Research at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as part of its study on "the reality of scientific research and the role of private sector companies in supporting and developing it."

 

The Committee reviewed with a delegation of SQU,  various areas of study, including: Challenges facing scientific research, the contribution of the private sector in supporting scientific research, the availability of the basic infrastructure for scientific research and its ability to deal with qualitative research, proposals and mechanisms to assist in developing the system of support for scientific research, in addition the role of the Scientific Research Council in finding alternative funding sources for research.

 

The delegation included Prof. Dr.Yahya bin Mansour Al-Wahaibi, Dean of Scientific Research and Dr. Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Zadjali, Assistant Dean in Scientific Research.

 

It is worth noting that the study aims to determine the reality of local, regional and global policies and legislations regulating the process of the private sector's contribution to scientific research and raising its efficiency, and identify its role in this regard, and  suggest legislations and mechanisms that regulate the contribution of the private sector and international companies operating in the Sultanate in scientific research, in addition to proposing mechanisms to help settle technical expertise at all levels. 

 

At the end of its meeting, the committee was briefed on the new issues on its agenda, and took appropriate decisions regarding them

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