The opening ceremony was held below the patronage of Nasr bin Hamoud al Kindi, secretary common of the Royal Court Affairs, stated a press release. The ceremony incorporated screening of a film on analysis at the university, in addition to honouring outstanding faculty members, researchers and administrative and technical employees from numerous colleges, units and centres of the university. In addition, the university’s colleges and centres held numerous workshops, exhibitions and lectures celebrating the 18th SQU Day.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ali bin Saud al Bemani, vice chancellor of SQU outlined the achievements of the employees and students at the university in numerous fields in 2017-18. Maisa al Suwaieh, a PhD student at the College of Engineering won the very first location in the SPE Student Paper Contest at the Middle East and North Africa level. Student startup ‘Juven’ won the very first location in the competitors of the National Bank of Oman for Innovation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for the year 2018.
In a scientific challenge, student Abdul Halim bin Ahmed bin Sulaiem al Busaidi, from the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, found a remedy for phytoplankton and its effects on marine life. Sayyida Dr Muna bint Fahd al Said, assistant vice chancellor for International Cooperation, received the Gold Medal from Charles University, Czech Republic. Dr Suad bin Mohammed al Lawati from College of Education, was provided the Scientific Competency Award in the Field of Women’s Empowerment in International Organisations, presented by the Regional Network for Social Responsibility.
The university launched 3 new analysis centres – the Medical Research Centre, Sustainable Energy Research Centre and the Nanotechnology Research Centre. The Sustainable Energy Research Centre launched the very first Electric Station. The vice chancellor also announced the launch of the SQU Award for the Best Student Society.
Information Source: Muscat Daily