Research At SUC
Research at SUC is poised to reach the greater heights and milestones, by setting a new trend on cutting edge research works. SUC encourages, motivates, and nurtures the research culture among the faculty members in order to achieve synergistic effect of research in inculcating highest quality of knowledge and learning to the students, contribution to the community, industry and to the growth and development of the country. SUC launched a concrete and ambitious plan to take research into greater heights and set trend for other higher education institutions in the country. The plan reaped tremendous results as the faculty members contributed more than 40 high quality research papers (2009-2011) in leading indexed/referred/peer reviewed international/national scientific academic journals and international/national conferences with in Oman and across the world.
The works and publications of the faculty members have been highly regarded across the academic circles and used to figure out in the top download lists.
SUC had attained the research milestones through the preparation and implementation of meticulous research policies and strategies. Numerous incentives and funds have been created to motivate, support and amply reward the research works and publications of the faculty members. SUC Research Bulletin (half-yearly) has been created in March 2010 order to document, publicize and communicate the research works and publications of the SUC faculty members to the outside world. So far, 3 editions have been released (Vol. 1, No.1, (March 2010), Vol.2, No.2 (September 2010) and Vol.2, No.1 (March 2011)) and the bulletin could be considered unique among the higher education institutions in Sultanate of Oman. The faculty members are highly encouraged to actively involve in cutting edge research works, publications and consulting projects.
The research initiatives, incentives and support have produced enormous results for the years 2009-2011. The faculty have produced quality research papers and published in the leading indexed/peer refereed international and national journals such as International Journal of Electronic Finance (Inderscience, Switzerland), IIMB Management Review (Science Direct – Elsevier), Journal of Services Research, International Arab Journal of Information Technology, International Journal of Information Science and Computer Mathematics, Journal of Modern Languages, International Journal of Management Rivelut, Omani Journal of Applied Sciences to name a few.
The above research papers have contributed highly to the existing literature and provided cutting edge research cues that have created an enormous impact on the fields of Internet Marketing, Technology products, ICT, Consumer Behavior, Linguistics etc.
SUC faculty members have published books and contributed to the book chapters that are sold internationally. Prof. Ahmad Sharieh has published very successful bilingual books (Arabic and English) on the usage and applications of Windows XP and Windows 7, which are highly sought after by the students across the Arab countries.
For the years 2009 – 2011, SUC faculty members have published around 10 research papers in various leading indexed/peer reviewed/referred international and national journals, and have attended and presented more than 20 research papers in leading international and national conferences in numerous countries such as Turkey, Jordan, Thailand, India, Oman to name a few. The following are the faculty members who have contributed more than 5 research papers viz. Prof. Ahmad Sharieh, Dr A M Sakkthivel, and Mr. B. Sriram.
SUC encourages and recruits teaching and research assistants to support the cutting edge research works of SUC faculty members. SUC encourages the faculty members to involve in funded research projects and SUC is poised to become a member of TRC (The Research Council). SUC faculty members possess expertise and experience in funded research projects viz. funded research projects in Jordon, India, Kuwait etc. SUC instilled a ‘Research Mentoring System’ in which the senior faculty members encourage and mentor the junior faculty members to involve in collaborative research works.