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Welcome to UoB SPRING/SUMMER 2019 NEWSLETTER | ISSUE 4

President's Message


As we reach the end of another academic year it is a good chance to reflect on our overall progress, our student and faculty achievements and finally to say goodbye to some of our longstanding team members. This end of academic year newsletter focuses on our great students who are the heartbeat...Read More

UoB Rankings Success

In April 2019, UoB was ranked 213 globally in the first Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. These new and innovative rankings assess universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the wider impact of universities far beyond the traditional measures, which are in line with the evolving role of universities... Read more

HRH Prince Andrew Presents Awards to UoB Students

The English Language Centre introduced iDEA, Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, as part of the "professional readiness" component of the Orientation Programme. The iDEA website is an initiative of HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for the development of digital skills that are necessary for today's world...Read More

Educational Leadership Center Inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister

BTC's Leadership Center, launched in October 2018, was inaugurated on February 20, 2019, following the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Bahrain Teachers College. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, Chair of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training, inaugurated the center, which has focused primarily on bridging research and practice for school improvement...Read More

UoB Becomes Associated Institute in the CMS Experiment at CERN

The University of Bahrain has become an Associated Institute in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the European Nuclear Research Centre (CERN). The announcement was made during the CERN in Bahrain exhibition, hosted by Sheikh Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research.
CERN has developed the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built in the world . UoB has already formed two teams from the College of Information Technology and the Department of Mechanical Engineering to take part in CMS experiments conducted on accelerators.

University of Bahrain and Liverpool John Moores University launch Big Data Programme

UoB and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) officially launched the MSC. in big data science and analytics programme last April on the sidelines of the Big Data Symposium 2019. The programme, that will be delivered by UoB starting from September 2019 , will equip participants with state-of-the-art computer science skills to process huge amounts of data, as well as teaching them modern statistical analysis methods... Read More

UN Environment and University of Bahrain Sign Agreement to Support Youth in Education

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and University of Bahrain (UoB) signed a memorandum of understanding which provides strategic support to youth in education, where the University also has joined the international Youth and Education Alliance. UN Environment and the University of Bahrain will collaborate on areas related to the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES)... Read more

UoB Issues First Blockcerts Digital Certificates Anchored to Blockchain

On 16th During a ceremony held on April , 30 , 2019, more than 100 students from the University of Bahrain and other universities received their Blockcerts digital academic certificates anchored to blockchain...Read More

Bahrain Teachers College (BTC) Celebrates 10 Years

On February 20, 2019, the Bahrain Teachers College formally celebrated its ten years of operation. With an event patronized by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, Chair of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training...Read More

University of Bahrain Organizes 17th Student Council Elections

The University of Bahrain (UoB) organized its 17th Student Council elections on April 30th , 2019.The candidates competed for 10 seats to represent students from four of the University's colleges. The results of this year's elections show a high sense of responsibility and leadership among the students community, as female and male candidates competed to win seats in these four different colleges...Read more

UoB Hosts Art Exhibition with Tsinghua University

University of Bahrain hosted an art exhibition with the world-renowned professor in contemporary art Professor Xu from Tsinghua University, one of the world leading universities. The two-day art exhibition was open to people from both inside and outside of UoB and displayed student art, which was the result of Prof. Xu holding a one-day masterclass with UoB art students. Prof. Hamza " It is also indeed a great... Read more

University of Bahrain Teams Compete in the First National Sports Tournament for Universities

Various University of Bahrain (UoB) teams competed in the first edition of National Sports Tournament for Universities held from November , 2018 to March 2019. The tournament included competitions in football , volleyball basketball and athletics competitions for male and female students from 13 different public and private higher education institutions...Read more

Partnership with University of Auckland Strengthened by Visit of Five BTC Faculty Members

Bahraini Students Team Wins the Third Place Internationally in Huawei Global ICT Competition 2019

A team of five BTC faculty members, led by Associate Professor Dr. Faten Abdelhameed, traveled to New Zealand last March as a delegation intended to strengthen the partnership... Read More

A Bahraini students team won the third place in Huawei Global ICT Competition that was organized on 26th of May, 2019 in the Chinese city of Shenzhen... Read More

UoB Students Win First FinTech for Sustainability Hackathon

MEGA ICamp – INJAZ Bahrain

UoB students took first and third places in the first "BENEFIT Fintech Hackathon for Sustainability" in the MENA Region hosted by Bahrain Fintech Bay in partnership with The Manama Hub... Read more

On Saturday, 23rd February 2019, the English Language Centre, in partnership with INJAZ Bahrain, successfully held the first "MEGA ICamp" workshop and the fourth "INJAZ Talk"... Read more

The English Language Center Organizes its 2nd International Conference on Foundation Programs

The English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Bahrain organized its second annual International Conference on Foundation Programs during the 19th and 20th of April, 2019...Read more

The College of Health Sciences Organizes the First Nursing and Midwifery Forum

On 17th of April, 2019 the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UoB organizes its First Nursing and Midwifery Forum. The forum main theme focused on the role of high quality nursing and midwifery services on the overall health and wellbeing of the society. The forum was attended by over 200 practitioners, academics and researchers, where they discussed and shared the latest best practices in the field of nursing and midwifery... Read More

Solidarity Bahrain Launches the First Bahrain Insurance Hackathon in Partnership with University of Bahrain (UoB)

Solidarity Bahrain, one of the largest insurance companies in the Kingdom , launched Bahrain's first Insurance Hackathon "Insurathon" in partnership with University of Bahrain (UoB). The Insurathon had over 150 participants from different colleges and different qualification backgrounds. The Insurathon took place on the 11th , 12th , and 13th of April, 2019 at the UoB's campus. The Insurathon aimed to tackle the main challenges... Read more

I.T. College Hosts a "Startup Day"

The College of Information Technology (I.T.) hosted a Startup Day event on 19th of June , 2019 to encourage its students to develop prototypes from their graduation projects and pitch in teams...Read more

UoB's Seventh English Language Drama Festival

Under the patronage of His Excellency, Prof. Riyadh Yousif Hamza, the 7th English Language Drama Festival was held from 22nd - 29th April 2019. Three plays of different genres were performed at the University of Bahrain's Sakhir campus...Read more

UoB Students Win Brinc Batelco iLearn Hackathon

Babson College Hold Entrepreneurship Masterclass for Students

Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator Brinc Batelco completed its education-themed university hackathon ("iLearn) from February 23-24. The two-day intensive hackathon focused on building an IoT prototype in education...Read More

UoB was delighted to host the famous Babson College who are world leaders in entrepreneurship education and ranked number one for entrepreneurship undergraduate programmes...Read More

UoB Inaugurates Renewable Energy Laboratories in Collaboration with Loughborough University

University of Bahrain Forms Joint Research Group with University of Bristol

As part of its ongoing strategic partnership with Loughborough University, the University of Bahrain inaugurated four renewable energy laboratories at its main campus on 16th of April, 2019...Read More

Members of the College of Information Technology have started collaborating on and publishing over 12 joint research projects with their counterparts at University of Bristol in UK...Read More

University of Bahrain and Aston University Joint Publication

BTC Celebrates its Partnership with U.S. Embassy

The research team working as part of the long term joint research collaboration between the University of Bahrain and Aston University has published a paper in a high impact Journal...Read More

US Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell invited the Bahrain Teachers College faculty to a celebration of the ongoing partnership between the embassy's Regional English Language Office...Read More

I.T. Senior Students Showcase Innovative Projects

As part of the annual I.T. senior students exhibition, 40 innovative and cutting-edge projects were showcased on 18th of June , 2019 in the presence of Simon Galpin, Managing Director of the Bahrain Economic Development...Read more

UoB Celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan

UoB staff and students enjoyed the unique spirit of the holy month of Ramadan on campus. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and it is usually a time to refelct and think about the less fortunate people and it involves dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts... Read more

Editorial & Content:
Cameron Mirza | Salman Zayed | Sara Al-Shiban
Public Relations:
Luma Yousif | Yusra Abdulla
Coordinator:
Hind Mouhssine
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Hooriya Al Madani

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