Dhofar University (DU) has become Advance HE’s fourth member institution in the Sultanate of Oman. The university, based in Salalah, has become an Advance HE member predominantly to develop their teaching and learning provision through the Fellowship scheme.
The institution is looking to enhance their teaching effectiveness by encouraging staff to apply for Fellowship in collaboration with their own Center of Teaching and Learning (CTL). The collaboration between DU and Advance HE will promote the development of learning and also help support and promote the continuous professional development of their staff through the reflective practices required during the Fellowship process.
Advance HE Fellow and Dean of the College of Engineering at Dhofar University, Dr. Israr Ul Hassan, is supporting teaching development at the institution and believes their new member status will have a big impact on DU going forwards. He said:
“Dhofar University’s collaboration with Advance HE will advance the university’s goals and aspirations along with its vision, mission and core values. Our teaching faculty are already benefiting from the experience of applying for the fellowship and reflecting on their own practices, which has enabled them to provide a platform for a higher level of student learning.
“Becoming an Advance HE member will continue our journey to offering quality education, promoting academic excellence, individual responsibility, continuous improvement and lifelong learning.”
Kristian Rumble, International Partnerships Manager at Advance HE said: “We are delighted that Dhofar University have become our fourth member institution in Oman. Their commitment to high quality teaching and learning is clear and we are proud to be able to support them through schemes such as Fellowship.
“Our work throughout the region is synonymous with teaching excellence and this partnership is another indication of our commitment to developing higher education in Oman, the Middle East and throughout the world.”
DU was founded in 2004 and consists of four colleges (College of Commerce and Business Administration, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Applied Sciences, and the College of Law). It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is the only University in the region offering Diploma, Bachelor and Postgraduate programmes. They are the fourth member institution in Oman, following Majan University College, Middle East College and Military Technical College.
DU is ranked amongst the best universities in the QS ranking within the Arab region and ranked first for international faculty. It is accredited nationally and internationally by the OAAA and ASIC respectively.
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