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Member in the Spotlight: Majan University College

Welcome to our ‘Member in the Spotlight’ series, where we showcase the research focuses and work of our members. We hope these profiles support you in getting to know our members and to identify themes in your work and focuses where you may be able to collaborate with colleagues at member institutions. 

Introducing…Majan University College

Who are Majan University College?

Majan University College (MUC) was established in 1995 as the first private university college in Oman and is a national leader in educational quality. Their campus in Muscat, Oman, is home to a multi-cultural academic community. As an institution, they aim ‘to provide an innovative learning environment that supports students in reaching their full potential in a changing world.’  

MUC is an accredited college of the University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom) and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MOHERI), Oman. 

MUC has collaborators across the world and is a member of numerous networks and associations such as Advance HE (United Kingdom), British Council (United Kingdom), and European Network of Academic Integrity (ENAI). 

Majan University College - Al Nahda Block
Majan University College – Al Nahda Block

What are their research focuses?

Sustainability is an integral component of MUC’s Strategic Plan which emphasises productive partnerships with local community, industry and other educational providers in innovation, environmental sustainability and sustainable development. 

The majority of MUC’s research responds to the social and economic needs of society and is funded by Oman’s Research Council (TRC). 

The Faculty of Business Management explores themes such as entrepreneurship, business intelligence, tourism, social media and its impact, and employee engagement. A current research project considers the impact of tourism development on coastal communities. 

Researchers in the Faculty of Information Technology undertake projects related to digital image processing, information multimodal analytics, data centre virtualisation, robotics and artificial intelligence and technology assisted learning. A project which investigates using explainable Artificial Intelligence to enhance fault diagnosis in Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based automation systems is currently being undertaken, whilst another project delves into developing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based early detection models to look for disease in fruit trees. 

MUC and the WTUN

MUC, as a member, has been involved in several WTUN activities from hosting and sending applicants on exchanges on themes such as: Entrepreneurship and Gender Equality.  

They have also collaborated with WTUN-member colleagues outside of network activities such as sending students to Suranaree University of Technology’s Global Entrepreneurship Camp  

If you want to learn more about MUC, you can view their Member Profile, have a look at the Press Releases published on their website, or read some recent stories we have shared in our news roundups about their work: 

 

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