Times of Oman

Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), represented by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research, will organise today a Forum on Projects Funded by His Majesty’s Trust Fund for Strategic Research.

The forum, which is in its third edition, aims to shed light on the main research and innovation outputs that have emerged from projects supported by the fund, and to communicate with stakeholders across various sectors about how this research can help them address challenges they face. This year, the forum will feature nine strategic research projects covering various areas including energy, agriculture, tourism, insurance, health and infrastructure.

His Majesty’s Trust Fund for Strategic Research was established in 2001 and, up until 2018, has funded 94 research projects. Projects supported by His Majesty’s Trust Fund are selected due to their innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches, and their ability bring significant socio-economic benefits to the Omani society in the long-term by contributing to the country’s strategic development objectives.

The opening ceremony of the forum will be held under the patronage of Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al Hinai, Secretary General of The Research Council (TRC).

The event is also sponsored by Oman LNG through the organisation’s keenness to engage in effective partnership with SQU in supporting research and scientific activities that bring benefits to the country’s various strategic sectors.