HALBAN The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) held a farewell celebration for the Deputy-Rector for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jürgen Werner, on its campus in Halban last week. Dr. Jürgen Werner is leaving the university at the end of this academic year. “We would like to thank Dr. Jürgen for his work at GUtech. He has been essential in establishing the academic programmes at the new premises in Halban. Moreover, he was leading the application for GUtech’s international accreditation of all BSc and BEng programmes conducted by ACQUIN in 2015,” said Prof. Dr. Michael Modigell, Rector of GUtech. As a farewell gift and as an expression of gratitude for his work at GUtech, the Rector presented to Dr. Jürgen a drawing of an ancient dhow, by a GUtech student.
Dr. Jürgen joined GUtech in 2012, prior to the university’s relocation from the airport and beach campus in Muscat to the Halban campus in Barka. The number of students has doubled since 2012; today more than 1,200 students are studying at the university. Prior to his work at GUtech, Dr. Jürgen held leading academic positions in Ethiopia and at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn/Germany.
GUtech was established in Muscat in 2006. The university is affiliated with RWTH Aachen University, one of the leading Universities of Technology in Europe. RWTH Aachen University is ranked as one of the best universities in Germany.
GUtech currently offers the GUBridge, a one to two years Foundation Year Programme as well as full-time Bachelor of Science programmes in Applied Geosciences, Computer Science, Urban Planning and Architectural Design, International Business and Service Management, Logistics as well as Bachelor of Engineering programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The language of tuition at GUtech is English. Further BSc, MSc and PhD programmes are planned in the coming years.