SQU College of Arts and Social Sciences achieves international accreditation from German AQAS

MUSCAT : This accreditation, obtained for the second time from the same enterprise, reflects the College’s commitment to maintaining education standards and quality in line with recognized international benchmarks.

The accreditation procedure and the resolution are based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). The College essentially complies with the AQAS Criteria for institutional accreditation and thus the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). The accreditation is conditional and valid until 31 March 2030.

Initiated in 2011, this accreditation process underscores the College’s dedication to continuous improvement and adherence to global standards. Sultan Qaboos University’s strategy emphasizes aligning its education, research, and community service initiatives with international norms to enhance efficiency and global recognition.

As one of the early adopters of accreditation practices, the College of Arts and Social Sciences prioritizes leveraging international experiences and evaluations from reputable institutions. It applies rigorous accreditation policies across all departments and conducts ongoing evaluations to uphold excellence.

The accreditation journey with the German Academic Accreditation Institute involved meticulous steps, including market surveys, stakeholder consultations, and faculty evaluations. The college prepared a comprehensive self-study detailing its educational philosophy, research endeavors, quality standards, and teaching methodologies.

Meetings with university and college administrators, department heads, faculty members, students, and stakeholders were conducted to assess strategic directions and goals. Following a thorough evaluation process, the accreditation was renewed until March 2030, affirming the college’s commitment to academic integrity and continuous enhancement.

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