Forum on theses supervision held

MUSCAT: The Deanship of Postgraduate studies at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) organised the first ‘Forum on the supervision of postgraduate theses’ under the auspices of Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, Vice Chancellor of the University. Postgraduate students and supervisors from all nine colleges at SQU attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Abdullah Khamis Ambusaidi, Dean of Postgraduate Studies at SQU, said that research is a key component in achieving excellence and competition within and between universities and research centres around the world. “Postgraduate students have an important role on the institution’s research output, so promoting their research skills is one way in which an institution can enhance its research reputation. SQU is keen to achieving distinction and international recognition in research. One way of realizing this recognising excellence and research skills among postgraduate students”, he said.
“Supervision is an interactive process between the students and the supervisor. Good relationship between them leads to high quality research, which will positively affect the university reputation of researching. The main aim for the forum is to provide support for the supervisors of the postgraduate students and ease the communication between them and their supervisors. It is the best way to help supervisors and students share experience.
Moreover it will introduce the most effective ideas in supervision to shed light on the difficulties and the possible good chances that are connected to the concept of supervision for the post-graduate students,” Prof Ambusaidi said.
The following sessions included presentations on supervision of postgraduate theses delivered by assistant deans of postgraduate studies, supervisors of postgraduate theses, and thesis writing experience by graduates.
The event concluded with an open discussion.