Assistant Vice Chancellor at the Branch


It is both an honor and a privilege for me to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as we enter into the new Academic Year of 2023-2024. It is likewise an honor to introduce myself as the new Assistant Vice-Chancellor of our newly merged institution, where Salalah College of Technology (SCT) and the College of Applied Sciences (CAS) have now merged into a singular force. With this merging, the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) has taken a visionary step forward in creating a unified educational institution that is poised to make an even greater impact on education, research, and innovation in Salalah. This merger likewise represents a bold vision to combine our strengths, expertise, and resources with the aim of creating an environment where collaboration and excellence will succeed.


In our ongoing commitment to continuously improve your experience, we are excited to share that our digital resources is also undergoing development. The merging of our websites and various electronic services is well underway, and soon you will experience a unified and user-friendly online platform that reflects our new and cohesive identity. Stay connected and stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.


To our students, you are the heart of our University. Remember that all our staff are here to support you every step of the way. To our extended community, including our alumni, the external community, the industry, your continued support fuels our endeavors. Our journey is made richer by your contributions and involvement, and we look forward to engaging with you in significant ways as we move forward together.


As we steer this transition and embrace the opportunities it brings, let us remain united in purpose and dedicated to our mission.


I am honored to lead UTAS-Salalah into this exciting stage of progress, growth, transformation, and unity. This Academic Year holds the promise of huge opportunities, and I am eager to witness the remarkable accomplishments that will undoubtedly emerge from this merging.


Together, we are poised to write a new chapter in the history of UTAS-Salalah.


All the best.
Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Shahri
Assistant Vice Chancellor at UTAS-Salalah