Muscat: An agreement for the establishment of OCCI Chair for Economic Studies; a joint project between OCCI and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), is to be signed by the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) on Tuesday.
The main objective of the chair is to foster greater understanding of contemporary economic issues. It also aims at 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 related to securing top ranking in the international rankings.
It also seeks to make SQU a center for economic research and social development, thus contributing directly to the socioeconomic development in the Sultanate.
The Chair will help in conducting annual research projects at the 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.
The Chair will also contribute to establishing a research database for research and analysing the economic issues of the Sultanate and the world.
It will also facilitate publishing scientific papers and books that are based on the research projects of the Chair at the international magazines.