A Collaborative Agreement between RWTH Aachen University and the Oman Educational Services L.L.C. (OES), a limited liability company under the laws of the Sultanate of Oman, was signed in December 2006, paving the way for the establishment of a private university in the Sultanate of Oman.
In 2008, the name of the university was changed to the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech).
In September 2012, GUtech moved into its permanent campus in Halban, the first-ever Green Campus in Oman. The building earned the 2013 award of the best commercial building of the year in Oman, and in the Middle East.
For Winter 2019-2020, a total of 2175 students are enrolled in GUtech programmes.