The event was held under the auspices of H E Sheikh Khalid al Mawali, chairman of the Shura Council, at SQU’s Lecture Theatre 1 on Tuesday.
The forum featured nine projects that have been supported by His Majesty’s Trust Fund, stated a press release.
These projects are concerned with the fields of education, humanities, sciences, medicine and healthcare, and are of strategic importance to maintaining sustainable development within the sultanate.
The forum targeted researchers and faculty members within and outside SQU, in addition to representatives from the public and private sectors and postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rahma Ibrahim al Mahrooqi, SQU deputy vice chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research, said that His Majesty’s Trust Fund is a key driver of interdisciplinary research conducted at SQU that is concerned with various areas of strategic national importance.
“Since its inception in 2001, the support that this fund offers the university’s researchers has allowed SQU to engage in a number of large-scale projects that share a concern with finding solutions to real-world problems in order to benefit Oman socially, culturally, and economically,” she was quoted in the release as saying.