Swiss Quality
21.06.2017

Ministry of Higher Education of Oman receives EFQM Committed to Excellence Certificate! First in Oman!

June 2017: The Ministry of Higher Education of Oman has received the recognition „Committed to Excellence“ from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) . The Ministry of Higher Education is the very first organization in Oman who has received this international recognition for starting their Striving for Excellence.

The Ministry of Higher Education was conducting the EFQM Self-Assessments, the Excellence Trainings as well as several successful Excellence projects under the guidance of Dr. Karl J. Koller, international Excellence expert and EFQM advisor/trainer from the Institute for Total Quality Management (ITQM), Zurich, Switzerland. ITQM has supported in the GCC countries over the last decade many organizations in developping their organizations successfully towards Excellence.

=> see detailed report

=> see Press Release (Arabic) in Al Watan, July 7, 2017


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  • The EFQM European Assessor Training was very well focused and we had lively discussions. All that hopefully paves the way for more quality oriented decisions.

    Ms. Heli Aru, Manager, Estonian Ministry of Education, Tallinn, Estonia
  • The workshop coach was very successful in explaining us in a simple and efficient way all the quality management improvement tools and techniques.

    Dr. Sahar Al Zain, BDS, MSc, Associate Professor and Consultant, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
  • The EFQM Model gives you a holistic view of quality management. The workshop supports the striving for best practice."

    Dr. Ruedi Singer, Executive Faculty Manager, Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Switzerland