This study aims to identify the reality of the role of the Colleges of Applied Sciences in the Sultanate of Oman in achieving the sustainable development and the prospective role in view of the 2040 education strategy. For data collection, the researcher developed a questionnaire on the sustainable development. The quality of the questionnaire was checked by checking the validity and reliability coefficients using the alpine equation, which was (-0.95). The study involved a sample of 120 faculty members from all the colleges of applied sciences in the Sultanate based on the variables of gender, specialty, academic department, experience and qualification. The study reports a number of results. The role played by the colleges of applied Sciences in the Sultanate of Oman in achieving the sustainable development is generally weak. The general average role in the sustainable development is 2.89, whereas, the averages were 241, 3.77 and 2.23 in the academic role, community service and the relationship between the specialties’ and labor market. However, the average of the challenges facing the colleges to achieve the sustainable development was 3.98, which indicates a sign of a big challenge. The study recommends support to the role played by the academic institutions in achieving the sustainable development in the society by studying the community's needs and relating the academic programmers to those needs. Also, the study recommends enhancing and activating the mutual partnership between the academic institutions and community
"The reality of the role of the Colleges of Applied Sciences in the Sultanate of Oman in achieving sustainable development and its hopes based on the 2040 education strategies,"
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 16
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jpu/vol16/iss1/5