Knowledge is what differentiates a successful nation from the rest. For a country to become successful, a strong research and education system is essential. Higher education institutions play a vital role in the nation building process by discovering and developing knowledge, producing a substantial number of researchers and research output. At UTAS- Nizwa, research is one of the strategic goals and we aim to engage in quality research and produce extensive research output in various fields of national importance. In an effort to further strengthen the research interest of UTAS' staff and students, a series of research webinars will be conducted from May to June 2021. The research webinar series will explore emerging research areas in engineering, IT, business, and English language teaching. It intends to provide a platform for intense discussions and knowledge sharing on the emerging trends and challenges in various fields, right from engineering and technology to social sciences. Speakers are invited from academia and industry to share their knowledge on ongoing and upcoming research trends and to set the direction for research in academia.