This Constitution provides the framework for orderly academic association within the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech). The University was established in the Sultanate of Oman to provide programmes of study and research that enable innovation and are aligned with the German university model created by von Humboldt, where teaching and learning are based on research and practical experience. The University aspires to achieve this by encouraging the exchange of people, knowledge and ideas between the Sultanate of Oman and Germany, thereby strengthening the intercultural understanding between both countries and beyond.
Legal status of the University
The Royal Decree No 41/99 on "Issuing Private Universities Ordinance" and Ministerial Decision No. 36/99 on "Issuing the Executive Regulations for the Private Universities Ordinance" provide the legal framework for the establishment of the University.
The University was established as a juristic person under the name "Oman-German University of Technology" pursuant to Ministerial Decision No. 9/2007, issued by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Sultanate of Oman, on 17th of March 2007. Following a royal directive, the name of the University was changed to "German University of Technology in Oman", on 19th of March 2008.
Hereinafter, the term GUtech refers to the German University of Technology in Oman.
Legal status of the Company and relationship to the University
Oman Educational Services LLC, a company with Registration Number 1004269, was established as a juristic person and incorporated by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Sultanate of Oman, on 27th of August 2006, for the purpose of running a university. The owners of Oman Educational Services LLC constitute the Board of Directors, which is the highest ranking body of the University with respect to non-academic affairs.
Affiliation to RWTH Aachen University
An Academic Affiliation Agreement signed between Oman Educational Service LLC and RWTH Aachen University in Germany on 27th of December 2006 and reviewed on 5th of May 2010 regulates GUtech`s affiliation to RWTH Aachen University.
With the Agreement, Oman Educational Services LLC appointed RWTH Aachen University to provide academic curricula, quality assurance and expertise in setting up the operations of GUtech.
Purpose of the University
The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) strives to become a leading university of technology in Oman and the wider region, thus defining the highest standards in education, research and innovation.
GUtech provides students with the education required to become highly qualified and socially responsible graduates, guided by German excellence in science and technology and with a firm grounding in Oman`s culture and heritage. The University fosters creative and critical thinking to advance research and development and, through this, aims at serving society as a whole.
GUtech is committed to ethical principles in all of its undertakings. In particular, the University welcomes students and employees from both genders, all ethnic, geographical, cultural and religious backgrounds. The University encourages association in peace and with tolerance, and welcomes further intercultural exchange between Oman and Germany.
Structure of the University
The German University of Technology in Oman comprises the following faculties and academic units:
- Language School
German Language Department
- Pre-University Department
Intensive English Programme, Foundation Year Programme
- Faculty of Sciences
Department of Mathematics and Sciences
Department of Applied Geosciences
- Faculty of Urban Planning and Architecture
Department of Urban Planning and Architectural Design
- Faculty of Engineering and IT
Department of Information Technology
Department of Engineering
- Faculty of Economics
Department of Sustainable Tourism and Regional Development