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1 I NNOVATIVE A CTUALIZATION OF AN O UTREACH E NTREPRENEURIAL - C IVIC U NIVERSITY Prof. Ahmed K. Al-Rawahi Chancellor, University of Nizwa June, 2014 University of Nizwa

2 What is a university? “ an institution of higher learning providing facilities of teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees” www.merriamwww.merriam-webster.com

3 What is a university? “...the standard of a university to include : Engagement of original research, Promotion of depth and breadth of all branches of learning, And assurance of academic freedom”. Bonnie L. Stelmach, University of Saskatchewan, 2012

4 Knowledge Skills Values

5 Research Role Research Production of Knowledge Knowledge based Innovation Technology Development

6 Research is inspired by: Consideration of use Yes Quest for fundamental understanding Yes No Pure basic research No Source: Stokes, 1997 in Nills Roll-Hansen; Why the distinction between basic and applied research is important in the politics of science Use-inspired basic research Pure applied research

7 The Civic University It engages with its society Links social to economic spheres Fosters wide innovation Builds networks with business and social firms Blends scientific with experiential knowledge Enables students to become better learners Enables faculties to become better scholars Ennoblement of life

8 Widening access Sector skills Employer engagement Professional qualifications Life-long learning Workforce development Foundation degrees Economic growth Business competitiveness Knowledge transfer IP exploitation / spinouts Regional developments Graduates Post graduates Higher education targets Learning programs Intellectual capital Academic research International research Discipline advancement New knowledge World class knowledge base Societal / employer Academic Teaching Research Source: Dr M.Wedgwood, Metropolitan University In : John Goddard, Reinventing the civic university The Civic University

9 Learning Research Civic Services The Civic University

10 The Outreach University ‘’The corporate activities of a university beyond its immediate civic responsibilities…of developing human, national and community resources’’ James T Bonnen The Land Grant Idea and the Evolving Outreach U, University, 1998

11 The Outreach University “..is the response of the university to what it perceives to be primary local, state, regional, national or international needs” James T Bonnen The Land Grant Idea and the Evolving Outreach U, University, 1998

12 The Outreach University “.. teaching, research and services that are combined in problem-solving missions…” James T Bonnen The Land Grant Idea and the Evolving Outreach U, University, 1998

13 The Outreach University Problem Solution Learning + Research +Services Problem solving

14 Learning Research Civic Services Outreach Role The Outreach University

15 “..encompasses a “third mission” of economic development in addition to research and teaching”. The Entrepreneurial University Learning Research Entrepreneuria l Source: Henry Etzkorwitz et al., 2000

16 The Entrepreneurial University “..entrepreneurial activities are undertaken with the objective of improving regional or national economic performance as well as the university financial advantage..” Source: Henry Etzkorwitz et al., 2000

17 The Entrepreneurial University Economic and Financial Development Resource Building

18 The Entrepreneurial University Values breadth of learning Thrives on providing solutions for problems facing its society Values both innovation and execution Places culture ahead of structure Encourages partnership between business and academia Create financial resources

19 Learning Research Civic Services Entrepreneurial Outreach Role The Outreach Entrepreneurial-Civic University

20 University of Nizwa as a model Nizwa

21 University of Nizwa: Vision Quality of Programs and Graduates Innovation Progress Development As a prominent higher education institution of excellence, it is to achieve a worldwide reputation for the quality of its programs and graduates and international distinction for innovation, progress and development Aspires to be a beacon of knowledge and enlightenment

22 University of Nizwa: Mission It shall promote positive thinking Preserve the nation’s heritage and identity Problem solving through Learning, Research & Entrepreneurial functions Problem solving through Learning, Research & Entrepreneurial functions Enrich values by example and Civic services & Outreach Enrich values by example and Civic services & Outreach

23 The University, to achieve its mission, shall foster: dynamic integrative programs which provide high quality – academic training – research – development.

24 University of Nizwa: Functions Knowledge Dissemination Knowledge Production Community Service and Development Resource Development

25 University of Nizwa: Goals Academic Excellence Leadership through research, innovation Enhanced societal engagement & outreach Sustainable entrepreneurial development Quality Management

26 University of Nizwa: Overview Located in Nizwa, Oman Non-Profit Private University Established: January, 3 rd, 2004 Classes commenced: October, 16 th, 2004 Colleges: Arts and Sciences Economics, Management and Information Systems Pharmacy and Nursing Engineering and Architecture

27 University of Nizwa: Overview Institutes: – Foundation Institute – Life-Long Learning Institute – Institute of Arabic as a Second Language Research Centers – DARIS: Center for Research and Technology Development – Al-Khaleel: Center for Arabic Studies Chairs – National Chair on Material Sciences and Metallurgy – UoN Chair on Omani Medicinal Plants and Marine Products

28 University of Nizwa: Overview Teaching and Learning Currently over 6500 students (88% Females) 5% Graduates students 159 International students from 19 countries – 26 diploma degree programs – 35 bachelor degree programs – 7 Master degree programs Over 4000 graduated from above programs Over 420 faculties from 46 countries

29 University of Nizwa: Overview Research (2013) Research funded projects (14) Research funding >5 M US$ Research outputs: 0.4 paper (HIF) / faculty Research collaborations: 35 internationally

30 University of Nizwa: Overview Civic Engagement and Outreach Services Over 50 M US$ in Students Support Over 06 M US$ in Community Services International academic cooperation with 35 universities Students exchange and international horizons program (average 300 students annually) Staff Developments Participation in events & membership in various local and national committees, boards and council

31 Entrepreneurial Sustainable Development Sustainable Self-Actualized Model Non-Profit Private University Profit generating Company, owned by UoN University of Nizwa Investment Fund Company (UoNIF)

32 Entrepreneurial Sustainable Development UoN allocates 34% of Revenue to Sustainability Funds: Student Support Fund University Research Fund Staff Development Fund Student Activities Fund Community Service Fund Medical Care Fund Quality Management Fund UoN allocates 34% of Revenue to Sustainability Funds: Student Support Fund University Research Fund Staff Development Fund Student Activities Fund Community Service Fund Medical Care Fund Quality Management Fund University of Nizwa Investment Fund Company (UoNIF )

33 Entrepreneurial Sustainable Development UoNIF undertakes: Non-academic operational services Developmental contracts Investments University of Nizwa Investment Fund Company (UoNIF)

34 Entrepreneurial Sustainable Development UoN serves UoNIF: As Consultant AS R & D Main Client University of Nizwa Investment Fund Company (UoNIF) UoNIF serves UoN: As Training Site Experimental Station As growing endowment UoNIF serves UoN: As Training Site Experimental Station As growing endowment

35 Entrepreneurial Sustainable Development University of Nizwa Investment Fund Company (UoNIF) UoNIF serves: Faculty as immediate vehicle of business engagement Students as learning experiential site UoNIF serves: Faculty as immediate vehicle of business engagement Students as learning experiential site

36 Entrepreneurial Sustainable Development University of Nizwa Investment Fund Company (UoNIF) UoNIF Serve UoN through:  Reduced cost  Profit recycled into UoN  Flexible cash-flow management  Creation of capital assets  Provision of credits by suppliers  Meet deadlines effectively

37 University of Nizwa

38 Integrated Facility Management Cement & Stone Products Future Labs Facility Development Care Services Real estate & investments University of Nizwa Investment Fund (UoNIF)

39 Real estate & investments University of Nizwa Investment Fund (UoNIF) “Celik Is” “Nizwa Trans- Continental Company” “Nizwa Trans- Continental Company” UoNIF owns 34% Main-campus contractor UoNIF owns 54% Provision of Housing Units

40 Cement & Stone Products University of Nizwa Investment Fund (UoNIF) Al Shumookh Cement Products

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42 الشموخ للمنتجات الإسمنتية Block Interlock Plant Cement Silo Aggregate bunker Mixer Pressing machine Pallets

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49 Future Labs University of Nizwa Investment Fund (UoNIF) University of Nizwa

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56 Quality of Programs and Graduates Innovation Progress Development The Outreach Entrepreneurial-Civic University Evolving at Work

57 Thank you


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