The University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Salalah has commemorated the "Research Day" event in the Multi-Purpose Hall under the auspices of Dr. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maamari, Dean of the Salalah branch of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, and accompanied by representatives of the academic and administrative staff, as well as students who attended on behalf of different college departments.
The event has witnessed the presentation of a number of research projects for faculty members as well as students, whose research projects were funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation. The event has also witnessed the official institution of several individual patents, which were recently obtained by a number of academic staff at the UTAS Salalah branch.
Looking at these developments more closely, Dr. Yasir Al Yafaei, Chairman of the Research and Consultancy Committee at UTAS-Salalah has validated the outstanding amount of effort by the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Salalah in disseminating the culture of scientific research amongst its staff and promoting the principle of research and innovation activities amidst faculty members and students alike. He has further corroborated that the University Branch Research and Consultancy Committee strives to continuously enrich scientific content of research and instill this culture among academics and students, alongside its obligation to recognize and celebrate the achievements of distinguished researchers, through the conduction of “Research Day" as an annual convention to be held on the grounds of the university's Salalah campus.
It is worth noting that the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Salalah has obtained research funding from the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation for 17 individually initiated scientific research projects worth a total of forty-seven thousand seven hundred and thirty nine Omani riyals, so that this research funding will act as a further incentive to better develop and build the research capabilities of the university community.