Welcome to University of Bahrain wherever in the world you may be.

The year 2016 represents a landmark for the University of Bahrain for Two Reasons, firstly that it is the 30 year anniversary for the university and secondly it is the year I was appointed as university president. Whilst I am proud to serve the country in my capacity as president, I am also aware of the significance that the university has both nationally and internationally and how education must adapt to the impact of technology and globalization. The labor market in the Kingdom of Bahrain and regionally is fast changing and the role of the university is to advance knowledge and educate students in ways that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. We are also driven to bring knowledge to bear on the region’s great challenges through research, our internal expertise and experience.

As the world evolves so does the University of Bahrain, however what is constant is the teacher student relationship. Our university has to ensure that our teachers have the right skills, access to technology and professional development to deliver a high quality experience to our students. Our graduates will go on to lead in government, industry, and society and become global ambassadors for the university and Bahrain.

In September, the university will launch its transformation plan that will provide the platform to establishing the university as a world-class institute and a leading university in the Arab world.  Our key strategic pillars will focus on producing high quality skilled and creative graduates, technology led teaching and learning, integration with industry, enhancing postgraduate programs, research and strengthening international links.

The impact of the University of Bahrain is global, through our proud alumni, networks, collaborative links, international workforce and students.  With over 2,000 staff, 26,000 students, and 60,000 alumni, the university is one of the largest in the region with a campus that matches its status as Bahrain’s flagship university. Over the next four years, our ambition is to establish ourselves globally and that requires the move to knowledge creation through developing our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem as we aim to lead the national economy.

Please take time to look through our website and whether you are a prospective student, parent, employer or another university we welcome you to participate in the endless opportunities at UOB.

Prof Riyad Y Hamzah