Sultan Qaboos UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1986

Mission: To excel in teaching and learning, research and innovation, and community service by promoting the principles of scientific analysis and creative thinking in a collegial and stimulating environment and to participate in the production, development and dissemination of knowledge and interact with national and international communities.

Vision: SQU’s vision is to continue its national leading role in higher education and community service and also to be internationally recognized for innovative research, quality of its graduates, and strategic partnerships.


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESOman
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 731st77th39th2nd
Arts and Humanities 532nd33rd8th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 840th68th33rd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 563rd24th15th1st
Chemistry 670th83rd37th1st
Computer Science 651st87th58th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 577th95th64th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 522nd35th19th1st
Energy 549th92nd45th1st
Engineering 590th101st57th2nd
Environmental Science 609th103rd47th1st
Mathematics 672nd143rd86th2nd
Medicine 725th52nd22nd1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 858th127th65th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 719th128th60th2nd
Psychology 676th28th7th1st
Social Sciences 683rd46th17th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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