A’Sharqiya University (ASU) is a private institution of higher education established in the Sultanate of Oman with the aim of providing world class education to its people. It was established in 2009. ASU, in association with Texas Technological University and Oklahoma State University, has designed academic programmes that conform to the best international standards.
A large array of Bachelors degree programmes is offered in business administration, applied sciences and engineering. It endeavours to become an education powerhouse, providing quality study options and promoting research.
The institute plans to open colleges for medicine & health sciences and graduate studies in the years to follow. Course curriculums, teaching methodology and infrastructure are constantly upgraded in a bid to maintain high international standards.
Scholarships, endowments and financial donations bankroll the Student Support Fund which, in turn, helps the disadvantaged but deserving candidates.
ASU is managed by a team of qualified professionals and academicians under the University Council including Dr Abood Al Sawafi, Vice-Chancellor; Dr Steve Reames, Dean of Business Administration; and Dr Brian Thompson, Dean of Engineering.
It is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman, and houses an IC3 approved Training and Testing Center. IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) is a global programme certifying digital literacy skills in basic computer and Internet use that is fully recognised by the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) of US. Presently, the university is home to some 1,100 students and scholars enrolled in a wide range of programmes.
Representatives from countless organisations and enterprises come to A’ Sharqiya to deliver guest lectures and attend conferences and workshops.
The university offers state-of-the-art facilities to its students. The campus is furnished with a university clinic, a cafeteria, two prayer rooms, separate gymnasiums for boys and girls and hostels for girls.
The university has started various student activity groups – theatre, culture, public service, etc – to ensure the leaders of tomorrow are physically fit, ethically sound and socially responsible. The university is funded through a strict process in line with the Oman government’s rules and regulations.