Sohar UTAS unveils AI lab in collaboration with SOHAR Port

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Sohar UTAS in collaboration with Sohar port
Officials during the signing ceremony.

Sohar University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) has launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab, which is supported and funded by SOHAR Port and Freezone.

The lab, equipped with cutting-edge spaces and the latest technology, intends to enhance national capacities in the field of AI and technology, benefiting students, faculty, technicians, and researchers.

According to the statement, students can gain experience in emerging technologies and their application in port operations, contributing to the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the port. Further, this marks a significant milestone in the organization’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering innovation within young people in Suhar.

In this context, an agreement was also signed with Sohar University of Technology and Applied Sciences to launch a program that includes student exchange and practical training.

This collaboration represents a new step in the partnership between the SOHAR Port and the University to develop local talent and nurture innovation among youth living in the governorate. It also provides a unique opportunity for these young minds to analyze and devise solutions for real-world scenarios, thereby enhancing their skillsets and understanding of industry dynamics.

Dr. Said bin Hamad Al-Rubaie, President of Sohar University of Technology and Applied Sciences, commented on the initiative, stating that, “This initiative not only enriches the educational experience of our students but also aligns with our commitment to enable graduates who are industry-ready and globally competitive.”

The joint efforts of SOHAR and the University serve as a shining example of how industry and academia can come together to shape a brighter future for all, bridging educational output with technical requirements on the job.

By integrating AI into academic curricula, the organizations are working together to create a generation with the right skill sets and knowledge to continuously innovate and contribute to building a knowledge-based society.

Mr. Omar bin Mahmoud Al Mahrizi, CEO of SOHAR Freezone and Deputy CEO of SOHAR Port, stated that, “This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to nurturing future talent and fostering innovation. The AI Lab serves as a powerful learning space, providing students with unparalleled opportunities to harness the power of cutting-edge technologies and embrace the digitalization that characterizes our rapidly evolving world.”

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