Sohar University Research Conference (2017)

Sohar University held its annual research conference on February 8th. The conference attracted high attendance and the presentation of papers from within and outside the University.
The Conference began with a welcoming speech by Professor Hamza Idris, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This was followed by Mr. John Baragwanath, Executive Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Sheffield University, UK, who gave a brief account on the development of the AMRC over the last few years.  He discussed the steps for joint collaboration with Sohar University to establish an AMRC in Sohar.
The conference included panel discussions and meetings with the participation of many professionals and researchers. In addition, there were a number of papers about entrepreneurship, environmental practices in industry, postgraduate students’ research, interaction with the local community and advanced technology.