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At a Glance
The first non-profit higher educational institution in the Sultanate of Oman.
Over 6,000 students, more than 80% of whom are young Omani women.
Experienced international faculty.
Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Economics, Management & Information Systems, Engineering & Architecture, and Pharmacy & Nursing.
A Beacon of Scholarship & Learning
The University of Nizwa is a non-profit university located in the cultural heartland of Oman. Opened in 2004, the university recalls Nizwa’s history as a bastion of arts and culture, and as a beacon of scholarship and learning. Inspired by our inestimable heritage and tradition, the University of Nizwa embarks upon its mission to deliver a 21st century research institution to the region.
A Bright Future
The University of Nizwa is comprised of four colleges that offer a wide array of programs designed according international standards. Our core curriculum aims to achieve broad-based cultural literacy, and to graduate leaders at the nexus of English and Arabic and Information Technology.
Life in Nizwa
The University of Nizwa is located in the Dhakhiliya province at the historical gateway to the interior of Oman. Surrounded by the rugged Western Hajar Mountains, our campus in Birkat Al-Mouz provides a stunning backdrop to inspire students and faculty alike. In fact, the village stands at the entrance to Jabal Al-Akhdhar. The Dhakhiliya is famed for its many forts, icons of the desert landscape, and also for its dates. Recreational activities include hiking in the neighboring wadis, off-roading, caving, and touring historical sites.
Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a center of trade, religion, education and art. Its Jama (grand mosque) was formerly a center for Islamic learning.
Nizwa fort was built in the 1668 A.D by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'rubi. It is Oman's most visited national monument. The fort was the administrative seat of authority for the presiding Imams and Walis in times of peace and conflict.
The city, famous for its handicrafts and agricultural products, has an expansive souq with an array of products. It is one of the most important in the country besides Muttrah. The souq bustles with vendors selling everything from meat, fish, fruits and vegetables to spices, dates, gold and silverware.
The University of Nizwa is located in the Dhakhiliya province at the historical gateway to the interior of Oman. Surrounded by the rugged Western Hajar Mountains, our campus in Birkat Al-Mouz provides a stunning backdrop to inspire students and faculty alike. In fact, the village stands at the entrance to Jabal Al-Akhdhar. The Dhakhiliya is famed for its many forts, icons of the desert landscape, and also for its dates.
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The guiding philosophy of the University of Nizwa states that it, “must truly prepare students to contribute meaningfully to the economic, artistic and aesthetic growth of the country. Graduates, irrespective of their majors, will be capable lifelong learners with skills in numeracy, communications, critical thinking and problem solving.” In support of this aim, the University established a Center for Career Counseling and Alumni (CCCA) in 2009, with the express goal of providing advice and information related to employment opportunities for graduating students.
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