The Office of Research (OOR) is committed to a truly comprehensive college where students, researchers, and faculty bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation.

The Office of Research supports students, faculty, and staff in many ways. We help researchers locate funding opportunities, assist in the coordination of collaborative proposals involving researchers from across campus, administer grant programs, and other training opportunities, and provide additional resources to support faculty and staff seeking guidance in the pursuit of funding.

Dr. Hothefa Shaker

Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research

Dr. Hothefa Shaker received his Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia in 2012.

He received his M.Sc. degree in Systems and Networking at College of Information Technology, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) in 2009 and. He obtained his post-doctorate fellowship at National University of Malaysia (UKM).

He was working as a faculty member in the field of computing and technology for 15 years in different countries and universities.  He held several academic management positions, including Head of computer engineering at KUST University, Iraq. Also, Director of graduate studies in MCBS, Oman. He has received more than 7 ERGS, FRGS, and industries projects.

He has a good record of publications under the Scopus and ISI index.  Currently, He is acting associate dean for graduate studies and Research, modern college of business and science MCBS, Muscat, Oman.

Training Resources

The Office of Research provides training opportunities to help graduate students, faculty and staff maneuver the grant application process, from finding funding to developing proposals and managing awards. For further details,

MCBS Achievements since 2020

Number of Scopus and Web of Science publications 2020-2023
(Scopus database)87
Refereed /Pear-reviewed Journals (2020-2023)108
International conferences research articles/participation (2020-2023)83
Local conferences research articles/participation (2020-2023)22
Citations of Selected Faculty6940
In-house conferences: Number of International conferences organized by MCBS and Best articles published by Springer Journal(s) and other reputed journals5
In-house conferences: Local conferences/symposiums/ forums (2020-2023)4
Number of international joint research (2020-2023)68
Number of TRC/external research funds (2020-2023)6
Amount of external research funds (2020-2023) in Omani RialOMR 31,500/-
Number of newly submitted TRC projects12
Number of internally funded research projects (2020-2023)11
Amount of internally funded research projects (2020-2023)OMR 8800/-

Contact us

We can assist with your research and grant needs such as proposal preparation, research, grant administration training, or questions about research resources at MCBS.

Contact the Office of Research when you need help preparing a collaborative proposal, are looking for information about grant administration training or need guidance on research resources at MCBS.