Abstract: The focus of this study is to examine the interrelated influences of service delivery in Institutions of Higher Education (HEIs) in Oman to advance sustainable education for smart cities. An important objective of this study is the evaluation of the pertinent educational curriculums and programs used by HEIs in Oman to stimulate and develop the sustainability of the smart city approach. Researchers intend to adopt aspects of the triple helix model which have been used as an analytical framework to analyze the knowledge-based innovation systems in HEIs. Data is collected from stakeholders in HEIs through structured and semi-structured interviews and questionnaires combined with statistical trends from officially published reports. Data analysis will keep with methodology and the employment of Stata Software will help in the examination of correlation between variables. The study contributes to the debate on HEIs role in smart city initiatives and has implications to their part in advancing higher education for the development of smart city initiatives in the region which is an evolving concept that requiring ample investigation to further our understanding of it, especially in developing countries.
Hussein-Elhakim AL Issa, Abdulah AL Shukaili and Fadi Abdel Fattah, 2020. Enhancing Education for Smart Cities: Evidence from Omani Higher Education Institutions. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 15: 851-854.