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OMREN Introduces Its Services To Its Affiliated Member Institutions

Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) organized two workshops for the 14 members of OMREN.

The workshop aimed at introducing the 14 member institutions of OMREN to the services provided by the network that included OMREN Federation, Eduroam (education roaming), and videoconferencing. The member institutions included Sultan Qaboos University, The Research Council, German University of Technology (GUtech), University of Nizwa, A’Sharqiya University, Muscat University, Sohar University, University of Dhofar, Arab Open University, Middle East College, Maritime College of Oman, Military Technological College, College of Sharia Sciences, and International College of Engineering and Technology. It is worth mentioning that OMREN is a central part of a sustainable infrastructure that contributes to the emergence of an effective national innovation ecosystem. It provides the research and education community in the Sultanate of Oman with a common network and collaboration infrastructure dedicated and adapted to their needs. This will effectively contribute to the development of innovation, research, education and international e-collaboration.

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MENOG 2017 Conference in Oman

OMREN participate in the Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) Conference held in the Crowne Plaza Muscat during 19-20 April 2017. The global event was a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, share experiences and knowledge, present and discuss the latest networking innovations and discover new business models and applications. Dr. Abdulmonem Al Kharusi, OMREN director was given the opportunity to brief the group about the project status and possible outcomes to the research and Education community in Oman. He also mentioned that OMREN is now an official member at RIPE NCC as well as in internt2, GEANT and ASREN.

OMREN Participation in GHEDEX 2017

OMREN participated in the 18th edition of Global Higher Education (GHEDEX) during the period 18 – 20 April 2018. The team presented the project and the core services provided to the higher education and research community in Oman.


OMREN participates in the IT, Telecom & Technology Exhibition – COMEX 2017 during the period 16 – 18 March 2017. During this event, OMREN presented to the visitors the services and applications to be provided by the network. Core applications such as connectivity, Eduroam, Video Conferencing, Virtual Science Library and Oman Research Repository were all been introduced.

OMREN participation in FOSSC Oman 2017

OMREN participates in the Free and Open Source Software Conference (FOSSC Oman) at Sultan Qaboos University during 14-15 February 2017. Eng. Musallam Al Farsi, the Communications manager, presented a paper during the conference about the OMREN project and its core services provided to the research and education communities in Oman. He also discussed the FOSS deployment at OMREN project.

OMREN Prospective Members Meeting

OMREN team organized a meeting to prospective OMREN members to introduce OMREN and its services as well as to update the registered members about the latest updates. OmanTel, TRA, ITA members as well as deans from universities and colleges have attended this gathering.

OMREN Participation in the Sixth Internation Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment, e-AGE 2016

OMREN participates at e-AGE 2016 in Beirut. During the e-Infrastructures Developments session, Dr. Abdulmonem Al Kharusi, OMREN director presented the steady progress of the project and services added to the project, which were appreciated by the attendees.

University of Nizwa Joined OMREN

University of Nizwa signed the agreement to join the OMREN network

The Secretariat General of the Education Council reviewed the Project of the Oman Research and Education Network

As part of the endeavors of the Secretariat General of the Education Council to make the educational projects in the Sultanate of Oman known to the public, Dr. Abdel Moniem bin Ali Al Kharousi , the Director of the Project of the Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) at the Research Council, conducted a presentation through which he reviewed the project at the premises of the Secretariat General of the Education Council. The presentation was attended by some members of the Education Council, specialists from concerned government organs and officials of the Secretariat General of the Education Council.

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Sultan Qaboos University Joined OMREN

SQU signed an agreement to join the OMREN. The agreement has been signed by H.E Dr. Ali Al Bimani the Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University and Engineer Sami Al Ghassani the Chief Operating Officer in Omantel.

IMCO signs agreement for membership of Oman Research Education Network (OMREN)

IMCO signs agreement for membership of Oman Research Education Network (OMREN).The establishment of the network comes as part of TRC’s vision to establish a strong infrastructure that helps to develop the research and education in the Sultanate and to work as a foundation stone in building the local research capacity.