OCCI Chair for economics to be set up at SQU

MUSCAT: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will establish an OCCI Chair for Economic Studies at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). An agreement to launch this joint project will be signed on Tuesday. The main objective of the Chair is to foster greater understanding of contemporary economic issues, enhancing the role of the private sector in achieving economic diversification and improving international competitiveness. The Chair will also help in achieving the strategic aims and research plans of SQU to make it a centre for economic research and social development.
The Chair will help in conducting annual research projects in different fields related to economic studies in the Sultanate. It will also help in preparing an annual report that includes the details of the changes in the structure and performance of the Omani economy including its challenges and opportunities. It will also facilitate publishing scientific papers and books that are based on the research projects of the Chair. — ONA