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Centre for Research and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Mohaned Al Obaidy  
Deputy Dean – Academic & Research
Tel: 24468666 Ext.: 112

The Centre for Research and Entrepreneurship (CRE) was established to enhance research activities among both students and academic staff members. Our research covers areas such as Information Technology, Mobile Computing, Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Accountancy, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Quality Management, Planning, Language and Linguistics, etc. Through research conduction, faculty members are actively pursuing interdisciplinary and socially relevant research in various areas with state–of–the–art equipment in addition to teaching, consultancy and extension activities.

The Centre aims at providing opportunities for researchers to conduct research projects which are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education. It also aims at providing a platform for the faculty members to interact with other experts in their areas of specialisation, both within Oman and abroad, which would provide the grounds for others to understand the research quality of the college and also build scientific collaborations. The Centre is actively engaged in industrial consultancy and identification of similar opportunities. Some achievements of the centre are nomination of Assessors in His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Award for Industrial Excellence, nomination of several reviewers to The Research Council of Oman (TRC), joint projects with ministries, to mention but a few. 

The key thought initiatives that inform our work are: governance; human well-being and flourishing in organisational contexts; social, organisational and technological innovation; building and maintaining relationships in business; knowledge, expertise and learning in organisational contexts. The college’s aim is to help create sustainable economies that underpin and support sustainable communities and strong, democratic societies through the Centre for Research and Entrepreneurship.

In support of Oman’s Vision 2020 and TRC’s sustainable development programmes, Gulf College through the Centre for Research and Entrepreneurship Office, strives to be a premier institution for research and knowledge transfer that delivers educational, economic, social and cultural growth and development in both local and global arena.

The Centre Services

The following figure provides a general overview on CRE services:



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Rowena Ocier Sibayan
Designation: Lecturer / Research & Entrepreneurship  Coordinator


With 23 effective years of involvement in the academe both in teaching and administrative. She demonstrated commitment in teaching to a diverse group of students and building the students’ calibre and knowledge in the field of computer education.  Obtained Doctor of Education, licensed Professional Teacher, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Office Specialist, and a TRC Peer Reviewer. Her current research interests include educational management and e-commerce.

Determined to provide high quality education at all levels and has the ability to develop productive teaching plans taking into account the educational programs and executing the same. Dedicated to help students identify their own interests and realize their full potential to be effective and competitive graduates.

Email: rowena.sibayan@gulfcollege.edu.om
Ext.: 149

Peyman Mohammadamin Nouraey

Designation: Lecturer/ Research & Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Peyman Nouraey holds an M.A in English Language Translation and a B.A in English Language Translator Training. He graduated from Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran. He is currently a lecturer and the Research Coordinator at the Faculty of Foundation Studies. His area of interest in research includes Translation Studies, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Critical Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, and Comparative Literature. He has continuously published in reputable international journals. To date, he has published four books on English literature, as well as the theories and applications in Translation Studies. Similarly, he has presented his work in various conferences.  

Email ID: peyman@gulfcollege.edu.om
Ext.: 245

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