Sultan Qaboos University: Rankings

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Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st in Oman, 1404th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 65 research topics. Sultan Qaboos University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 12,942 publications and 231,264 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#1404 of 14,131 In the World
#388 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 41 In Oman
#1 of 11 In Muscat
#72 of 1,098 For Petroleum Engineering
#158 of 1,122 For Agricultural Engineering
#206 of 1,016 For Environmental Engineering
#5645 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#2526 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 62 other topics

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Acceptance rate and other statistics

Medicine

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Medicine in Oman and 800th in the World with 3,569 publications made and 50,395 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Pediatrics, Health Science, Pathology, Family medicine.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 3 In Oman
#228 of 1,964 In Asia
#800 of 4,739 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 6
1992 6 1
1993 13 6
1994 10 5
1995 11 7
1996 22 7
1997 30 19
1998 31 52
1999 61 22
2000 64 32
2001 67 49
2002 49 77
2003 68 53
2004 42 49
2005 52 89
2006 59 83
2007 87 118
2008 128 200
2009 120 171
2010 151 163
2011 148 301
2012 150 303
2013 229 441
2014 255 476
2015 196 383
2016 219 446
2017 157 267
2018 187 331
2019 228 301
2020 280 728
2021 438 317
Speciality Oman rank Asia rank World rank
Veterinary 1 63 274
Pediatrics 1 49 315
Optometry 1 70 356
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 38 407
Neurosurgery 1 164 470
Family medicine 1 80 481
Nursing 1 62 505
Healthcare Management (MHA) 1 61 506
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 1 103 527
Epidemiology 1 126 569
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 1 113 584
Respiratory Therapy 1 155 589
Surgery 1 196 595
Ophthalmology 1 206 601
Critical Care Nursing 1 122 611
Toxicology 1 168 622
Health Science 1 99 622
Pathology 1 218 652
Dermatology 1 212 652
Plastic Surgery 1 219 662
Radiation Therapy 1 231 673
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 1 260 689
Anesthesiology 1 240 711
Public Health 1 131 713
Medical Physics 1 180 727
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 1 265 732
Psychiatry 1 134 771
Virology 1 235 772
Cardiology 1 233 773
Pharmacology 1 286 781
Immunology 1 248 797
Anatomy and Physiology 1 226 805
Gerontology 1 147 817
Clinical Psychology 1 132 833
Sports / Exercise science 1 150 838
Social Work 1 108 921
Oncology and Cancer research 1 353 949
Cosmetology 1 383 979
Physical Therapy 1 281 1092

Engineering

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Engineering in Oman and 851st in the World with 2,864 publications made and 55,326 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Chemical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 6 In Oman
#307 of 2,117 In Asia
#851 of 4,624 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 0
1992 3 0
1993 6 3
1994 9 3
1995 6 5
1996 13 22
1997 25 12
1998 31 22
1999 28 29
2000 49 50
2001 47 52
2002 67 99
2003 48 65
2004 78 102
2005 65 175
2006 72 171
2007 94 148
2008 91 173
2009 113 183
2010 108 210
2011 114 297
2012 152 453
2013 127 291
2014 170 348
2015 191 330
2016 198 395
2017 161 499
2018 155 381
2019 171 548
2020 202 448
2021 252 239

Biology

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Biology in Oman and 988th in the World with 2,330 publications made and 53,224 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Agricultural Science, Horticulture, Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 3 In Oman
#329 of 1,987 In Asia
#988 of 4,496 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 6
1992 3 1
1993 4 4
1994 14 11
1995 7 9
1996 22 19
1997 18 16
1998 23 23
1999 39 35
2000 37 30
2001 29 31
2002 42 107
2003 44 60
2004 36 57
2005 46 132
2006 47 121
2007 71 137
2008 65 113
2009 58 216
2010 77 130
2011 82 213
2012 99 292
2013 129 533
2014 141 482
2015 137 400
2016 166 473
2017 127 535
2018 146 463
2019 140 433
2020 198 466
2021 275 203
Speciality Oman rank Asia rank World rank
Horticulture 1 74 245
Animal Science 1 77 397
Agricultural Science 1 100 400
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 38 407
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 1 65 410
Nutrition and Food Science 1 165 465
Botany 1 165 562
Biotechnology 1 159 590
Toxicology 1 168 622
Paleontology 1 117 648
Virology 1 235 772
Pharmacology 1 286 781
Immunology 1 248 797
Zoology 1 198 912
Forestry 1 234 921
Microbiology 1 301 946
Oncology and Cancer research 1 353 949
Evolutionary Biology 1 221 962
Genetics 1 330 1029
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 1 403 1145
Nanotechnology 1 512 1210
Biochemistry 1 572 1460

Chemistry

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Chemistry in Oman and 1053rd in the World with 2,080 publications made and 47,793 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nutrition and Food Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 4 In Oman
#396 of 2,014 In Asia
#1053 of 4,317 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 1
1992 4 0
1993 6 1
1994 4 0
1995 7 5
1996 8 20
1997 12 7
1998 21 14
1999 24 19
2000 35 28
2001 33 47
2002 43 66
2003 39 50
2004 47 43
2005 49 156
2006 48 113
2007 56 114
2008 66 162
2009 59 163
2010 57 168
2011 70 190
2012 107 348
2013 98 391
2014 134 349
2015 145 330
2016 172 517
2017 134 456
2018 115 346
2019 124 501
2020 153 425
2021 195 200
Speciality Oman rank Asia rank World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 1 69 395
Biochemical Engineering 1 84 407
Nutrition and Food Science 1 165 465
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 1 227 799
Environmental Chemistry 1 253 854
Chemical Engineering 1 436 924
Materials Science 1 427 1018
Radiochemistry 1 524 1041
Organic Chemistry 1 412 1051
Inorganic Chemistry 1 440 1062
Nanotechnology 1 512 1210
Biochemistry 1 572 1460

Environmental Science

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Environmental Science in Oman and 565th in the World with 1,904 publications made and 45,263 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Environmental Management, Agricultural Science, Ecology, Geography and Cartography.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 4 In Oman
#116 of 1,655 In Asia
#565 of 4,023 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 4
1992 2 0
1993 5 2
1994 9 9
1995 2 0
1996 24 20
1997 12 9
1998 24 32
1999 20 17
2000 39 47
2001 36 57
2002 39 122
2003 45 63
2004 35 55
2005 49 144
2006 44 130
2007 55 110
2008 64 151
2009 61 609
2010 78 114
2011 74 112
2012 99 254
2013 81 278
2014 122 180
2015 108 181
2016 143 203
2017 99 223
2018 107 284
2019 103 263
2020 143 364
2021 173 135

Physics

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Physics in Oman and 1131st in the World with 1,485 publications made and 28,915 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Acoustical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 4 In Oman
#429 of 1,879 In Asia
#1131 of 4,082 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 0
1992 7 1
1993 8 1
1994 6 3
1995 6 5
1996 8 24
1997 15 6
1998 16 7
1999 8 3
2000 26 31
2001 22 42
2002 35 44
2003 27 41
2004 42 37
2005 39 79
2006 36 33
2007 40 53
2008 50 109
2009 53 118
2010 40 61
2011 51 79
2012 77 181
2013 63 113
2014 80 217
2015 95 473
2016 100 201
2017 83 277
2018 91 213
2019 97 352
2020 103 280
2021 142 163
Speciality Oman rank Asia rank World rank
Medical Physics 1 180 727
Condensed Matter Physics 1 283 842
Acoustical Engineering 1 333 898
Theoretical Physics 1 291 924
Materials Science 1 427 1018
Nanotechnology 1 512 1210
Optical Engineering 1 514 1366

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Oman and 877th in the World with 1,482 publications made and 22,295 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 3 In Oman
#117 of 1,903 In Asia
#877 of 5,073 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 1
1992 1 0
1993 2 3
1994 2 0
1995 4 1
1996 7 2
1997 8 6
1998 9 7
1999 15 14
2000 15 14
2001 17 14
2002 13 20
2003 15 46
2004 15 20
2005 24 63
2006 32 83
2007 27 42
2008 38 141
2009 33 52
2010 67 40
2011 57 54
2012 67 91
2013 84 118
2014 123 250
2015 124 229
2016 163 219
2017 88 78
2018 97 118
2019 100 145
2020 111 746
2021 115 42

Business

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Business in Oman and 794th in the World with 849 publications made and 18,884 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Marketing, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Project Management, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 4 In Oman
#149 of 1,599 In Asia
#794 of 4,001 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 1
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 1 2
1997 5 10
1998 4 1
1999 9 39
2000 7 20
2001 8 13
2002 9 49
2003 16 83
2004 18 34
2005 19 67
2006 14 75
2007 26 25
2008 21 23
2009 33 28
2010 30 48
2011 26 48
2012 40 38
2013 58 83
2014 69 161
2015 62 133
2016 89 304
2017 55 200
2018 45 103
2019 58 172
2020 55 87
2021 69 61

Psychology

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Psychology in Oman and 937th in the World with 684 publications made and 12,036 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Child Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 1 In Oman
#137 of 1,345 In Asia
#937 of 3,654 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 0 0
1995 1 0
1996 2 0
1997 2 5
1998 4 2
1999 1 0
2000 6 3
2001 8 5
2002 8 17
2003 9 7
2004 2 2
2005 8 26
2006 12 59
2007 16 28
2008 14 97
2009 10 27
2010 22 20
2011 27 23
2012 29 87
2013 49 94
2014 54 107
2015 60 165
2016 94 147
2017 49 79
2018 27 58
2019 44 64
2020 57 113
2021 66 131
Speciality Oman rank Asia rank World rank
Education Majors 1 34 419
Special Education 1 29 574
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 1 90 660
Psychiatry 1 134 771
Clinical Psychology 1 132 833
Social Work 1 108 921
Child Psychology 1 127 1045
Social Psychology 1 166 1185

Mathematics

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Mathematics in Oman and 761st in the World with 630 publications made and 8,671 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 3 In Oman
#189 of 1,446 In Asia
#761 of 3,376 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 1
1992 0 0
1993 2 0
1994 0 0
1995 1 0
1996 3 1
1997 7 13
1998 4 1
1999 9 3
2000 3 1
2001 10 6
2002 12 30
2003 14 13
2004 26 35
2005 11 8
2006 22 54
2007 19 13
2008 20 90
2009 25 24
2010 26 15
2011 28 25
2012 25 32
2013 28 45
2014 39 70
2015 40 30
2016 51 39
2017 30 47
2018 37 28
2019 43 92
2020 37 73
2021 55 22
Speciality Oman rank Asia rank World rank
Math Teachers 1 87 490
Statistics 1 128 619
Operations Research 1 168 638
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 149 765
Applied Mathematics 1 254 843
Blockchain and Cryptography 1 309 892

Economics

Sultan Qaboos University ranked 1st for Economics in Oman and 741st in the World with 477 publications made and 9,301 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Environmental Economics.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 2 In Oman
#139 of 1,160 In Asia
#741 of 3,039 In the World

Sultan Qaboos University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1996 1 1
1997 4 12
1998 4 1
1999 4 17
2000 5 19
2001 7 6
2002 4 28
2003 11 38
2004 8 13
2005 8 47
2006 14 60
2007 15 8
2008 20 13
2009 22 36
2010 18 8
2011 20 55
2012 17 14
2013 24 12
2014 29 33
2015 29 57
2016 40 28
2017 35 100
2018 29 47
2019 33 94
2020 36 142
2021 39 47

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Sultan Qaboos University

Speciality Oman Asia World Rank
Information Technology 1 109 513
Software Engineering 1 112 700
Web Design and Development 1 185 708
Fashion Design 1 87 743
Interior Design 1 288 766
Painting and Drawing 1 229 910
Sculpture 1 229 910
Illustration and Concept Art 1 263 994
Art & Design 1 198 1002
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 1 342 1015
Computer Science 1 302 1052