The Unit for Teaching Excellence and Leadership at the University of Bahrain (UoB) is focused on the development of teaching and leadership skills of academic faculty at the UoB and the Higher Education (HE) sector, both in Bahrain and the region.


To become a leading unit for research informed excellence in teaching and leadership in the HE sector, both in Bahrain and the region.


To develop the teaching and leadership skills for all faculty members involved in the teaching process at the UoB, local and regional universities to keep up with the evolving requirements in the HE sector. To assist academics to continuously develop their teaching skills and to integrate pedagogic - research in their teaching practice.
  1. Increase awareness of the importance of teaching skills in HE and the necessity for training programs for academics in the sector.
  2. Foster a culture that recognizes the need for continuous professional development in teaching and learning.

The UTEL engages in the following activities:

  1. Offering faculty development programs that are accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK and that lead to professional recognition of participants.
  2. Supporting faculty develop their teaching practice by conducting training programs, workshops, lectures and specialized scientific seminars, conferences and short courses.

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