About Us

The concept of a new, high quality, private university in Muscat was approved by Oman’s Education Council within the framework of Government efforts to develop human resources in Oman in cooperation with leading figures in both the public and private sectors.

Since November 2013, Oxford University Innovation, the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford in the UK, has been working as lead consultant for the project which has financial backing from a large group of Omani business leaders as well as the Omani government.

Muscat University is innovative and entrepreneurial with close connections to the business communities of Oman and the wider region. Its programmes combine academic rigour with relevance to the world of work. The first intake of students for Pathway programmes took place in October 2016, with the first intake of degree programme students in September 2017.


For the academic year 2016/2017, Muscat University will be located in the third floor of the Children’s Public Library, Qurum.  After the first year, Muscat University will be located in impressive initial premises being constructed on Sultan Qaboos Street beside the Porsche showroom and opposite the Avenues Mall in central Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. The permanent campus is being planned for construction in the coming years on land located in Airport Heights, Seeb, Muscat.


Mission, Vision and Values

Muscat University’s mission, vision and values are underpinned by four essential themes: ethics, excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation.


Muscat University will transform individuals and communities through excellence in teaching and in research that is both rigorous and relevant. We will achieve success through:

Innovative, entrepreneurial and ethical approaches to our structure and to all our activities

Scholarship that embraces collaboration and community engagement

A learning environment that is supportive, creative and fulfilling

An inclusive culture of global citizenship

Vision and Values

The vision of Muscat University is to be a beacon of excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship in its chosen focus areas for Oman and for the wider region. Muscat University will deliver high quality teaching supported by research that is relevant to the social and economic priorities of Oman and the region.

The rigour and relevance of this research activity will facilitate the recruitment and retention of high quality academics, benefit national and international accreditation processes and procedures, and enhance the status of the University in national and regional rankings.

Central to the vision of Muscat University is the incorporation of innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to all aspects of its structure and operation. The University will be agile and flexible as it continues to evolve in a landscape of higher education characterised by rapid and constant change.

Muscat University’s vision is to create a higher education environment in Oman for both Omani and international students that is conducive to producing cadres of future leaders in both the public and private sectors. These leaders will be capable of operating internationally and will reflect the core values of the University:


A strong commitment to ethics: this is central and critical to our long-term success as a University. Every University student, academic and staff member must hold themselves to the highest ethical standards, and the University will not accept or allow anything less.

Full compliance with all laws and regulations of Oman and of any other country in which students, staff or academics are active.

A learning environment that is positive, creative and rewarding, that promotes individual expression, innovation and achievement, where students, staff and academics are offered opportunities to grow personally and professionally and where all are treated with respect and dignity.

All processes and decisions in recruiting, developing and promoting students, staff and academics are based on merit. Responsible business practices and social investments to create long-term sustainable value in helping transform societies and communities, in conserving limited resources, and in protecting the environment.

An environment encouraging and enabling of innovation and entrepreneurship at the core of the University’s structure and activities.

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to Muscat University in the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman.

Muscat University has been granted a licence to establish the university by the Education Council, the supreme education body of the Omani government. Currently based in the Children’s Public Library in Al Qurum, we will move in 2017 to our new purpose-built premises opposite the Avenues Mall in the centre of Muscat.

The University’s programmes are delivered through our three Faculties of Business and Management, Engineering and Technology, and Transport and Logistics.

Muscat University has established formal affiliation agreements with three international academic partners. Two of the UK’s leading universities, Cranfield University and Aston University, will co-deliver degree programmes with Muscat University from September 2017; pathway programmes leading to these degree programmes commenced in October 2016 through an academic affiliation agreement with MLS International College of Bournemouth, UK.

The postgraduate programmes will be offered by Cranfield University in collaboration with Muscat University while the undergraduate programmes will be offered through an additional collaboration agreement between Aston University and Muscat University. On successful completion of their degree programmes, students at Muscat University will be awarded a degree from both Muscat University and from its relevant partner institution, either Cranfield University or Aston University.

The vision of Muscat University is to deliver first-class teaching supported by research that is rigorous and relevant to the social and economic priorities of Oman and of the region. Muscat University provides a high quality local education option for Omani students and expatriate students resident in Oman. We will also seek to attract a significant proportion of international students from outside Oman, meaning our students will undertake their learning in an environment of diversity and inclusion.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student or as a collaborator in research and consultancy. Please join with us and share in the success of Oman’s newest higher education institution, Muscat University.
Professor Anthony Cahalan, PhD

Board of Directors

Muscat University is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of eleven business and industry leaders in Oman.

  • Khalil Abdullah Mohamed Al Khonji - Chair
  • Rashad Muhammad Alzubair Alzubair - Deputy Chair
  • Salem Said Salem Al Wahaibi - Member
  • Al Sayyid Mohamed Said Hilal Al Busaid - Member
  • Redha Juma Mohamed Al Saleh - Member
  • Pankaj Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji - Member
  • Ahmed Abdullah Mohamed Al Khonji - Member
  • Faisal Murtadha Hassan Al Lawati - Member
  • Areej Mohsin Haider Al Zaabi - Member
  • Ghada Mohammed Moosa Al Yousef - Member
  • Suhail Mohammed Al Junaidi - Member

Senior Executive

Partners :

Academic Partners

Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management. Cranfield is one of the UK’s top five commercial research-intensive universities, alongside Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and University College London. Cranfield is able to invest in and has become home to many world-class, large-scale facilities, which enhance our teaching and research.Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we have mutually-beneficial relationships with around 1,500 companies and organisations. Cranfield students, staff and partners benefit from a reinforcing circle of progress. We work on cutting-edge research with our industry partners that informs our students’ education, so that our graduates go into industry as experts in science, technology, engineering and management.

For more Informatrion please visit Canfield University on https://www.cranfield.ac.uk

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston University is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Over the last 20 years Aston University have consistently been ranked as a top university for graduate employability (80 in the World and 12th in the UK according QS Graduate Employability Rankings). Aston University is specialising in technology, management, health and language sciences. Aston University research has a direct impact to society and 78% of it is rated world leading internationally excellent (REF 2014). Aston University recently ranked the 33rd Most International University in the world and 10th in the UK (THE Most International Universities’ table), as well as 11th in UK for Student Experience (2016 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide).

For more Information please visit Aston University on http://www.aston.ac.uk/

Industry Partners

Oman Data Park is a joint venture between Omantel, a leading telecom services provider in Oman and 4Trust LLC, a leading Data Centre company in Oman. Oman Data Park has a notable portfolio of hosted applications and managed IT services on demand and on the cloud supported by a state of the art Data Centre which combines redundant systems with an integrated facility management and infrastructure.

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