Deanship of Graduate Studies & Scientific Research


DR. Athraa Sayed Abbas Almosawi


Recently Research is highly regarded on all levels, and developed nations have used this as a fundamental pillar in expanding their knowledge, in settling societal problems and applying solutions. Moreover, it serves in building individuals’ capabilities as well as accountability so that community development and human development is always renewed.
Therefore, the University of Bahrain has made the development of scientific research the very core of its strategy with the aim of developing its faculty members and spreading the culture of research in society. Consequently they can contribute to community and economic development that can be witnessed across the Kingdom. The Deanship of Scientific Research contributes through its specialized units as well as across various projects and initiatives. Such activities cultivate research within the university with the support of both material and morale.
Among the Deanship’s most important initiatives and services, it provides for researchers is the project funding for faculty members throughout the various university colleges. Furthermore, it facilitates field work, provides hardware and software, and approves specific grants according to each project.
The Deanship also allocates monetary rewards for research conducted by university faculty members that have been published in scientific magazines of prestigious rankings in order to encourage and recognize their achievements.
In the context of faculty members producing notable scientific research, the Deanship launched an annual monetary prize for the largest quantity of research produced on the departmental and college levels for researchers in the Colleges of the Sciences and Humanities. The Deanship also provides writing arbitration services for faculty members and their scientific manuscripts for the purpose of teaching, academic excellence, and publishing the sciences. Moreover, it assists faculty members on intellectual property protection for patents, copyright and trademark rights.
Lastly, the Deanship of Scientific Research also extends its services to the local community for scientific projects in the public and private sector through contracting and advanced technical consulting, targeting the development of the community’s institutions and solving its problems.
The Deanship intends to make each of these initiatives and services part of the core strategy of the University of Bahrain in encouraging scientific research. It serves to strengthen partnerships with local institutions to meet the goals of the National Strategy for scientific research in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


The Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research was established by a decree from the Board of Trustees of the University of Bahrain to encourage scientific research and undertake contractual researches and studies for both public and private sectors in all fields. And with what the Kingdom of Bahrain is witnessing with respect to a serious desire to leverage the level of higher education and graduate studies in order to achieve its economic vision, it became mandatory for the University of Bahrain to focus on graduate studies to keep pace with those long-term aspirations and ambitious development visions. As such, and for the sake of the university to introduce a vision towards distinguished publication for the scientific production, the university has secured all the financial and moral possibilities to publish scientific production (whether authored or translated), in order to become a strong source for knowledge production and dissemination.


To become a center excellence in both graduate studies and scientific research in the Kingdome of Bahrain and the Gulf region, and contribute to the academic advancement and scientific publishing worldwide.


The Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research is mandated to promote a culture of scientific research and to encourage academic experience of post-graduate students. The deanship works on leveraging the quality of research and development through strengthening the university’s relationship with the society, and benefit from industry-driven research opportunities in resolving problems and issues of the society.

  1. To achieve the mission of the university associated with scientific research and implement the policy so determined, in accordance with national strategies related to scientific research.
  2. Follow up on the admission procedures for graduate students in coordination with the Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  3. Co-ordination plans and programs of the different graduate studies with the respective colleges.
  4. Foster application of graduate studies regulations and systems, and completing the procedures for granting graduate degrees to postgraduate students.
  5. Approving dissertation proposals and appointing supervisors in coordination with the colleges.
  6. Appointing the committees to discuss dissertations in coordination with the colleges and according to the followed rules.
  7. Setting policies and regulations for scientific publishing at the university, supervising their implementation, and work on developing scientific research and remove obstacles facing it.
  8. Approve plans and projects of scientific research at the university, and determine the eligibility of financial support in accordance with university systems and regulations.
  9. Proposing and recommending the budget for scientific research.
  10. Seeking partnerships with parties outside the university (in accordance with the rules and regulations) in order to finance and support scientific research for the purpose of providing scientific solutions to societal problems, and linking the university with community issues.
  11. Representing the university in terms of scientific research, consultations and contractual studies with external parties provided the approval of the president.
  12. Studying cooperation agreements with other universities and organizations, and providing recommendations for them.
  13. Communicate with concerned bodies inside and outside the Kingdom to achieve the objectives of the Deanship.
  14. Setting up and supervise the printing, distribution, exchange and sponsorship policies for scientific journals and university press.
  15. Approving the size, format and output of the scientific journals, the number of copies printed out, the methods of distribution, and the destinations of dedication based on the recommendations of its editorial boards.
  16. Discuss the annual budget of scientific journals and approve their annual accounts.
  17. Approve the nomination of the members of the advisory bodies based on the recommendations of the editorial board.
  18. Approve the nomination of the editorial boards for the scientific journals based on the recommendations of the editor, and in coordination with the concerned Dean.

The Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research aspire to achieve the following goals:

  1. Positioning the scientific research at a high value among university, while facilitating the process of scientific research for university faculty members as well as students.
  2. Enable university faculty members and students to master the skills of scientific research in their fields of specialization, and facilitate the scientific publishing for the university faculty members.
  3. Coordinating the research efforts between the Deanship, and the various faculties and centers of the University.
  4. Establishing research partnership between the Deanship at the University of Bahrain, and scientific research centers outside the university, at the local, regional, and international levels.
  5. Building effective relations between the Deanship and the official and civil society institutions in the field of scientific research.
  6. Increasing the sources of fund of the Deanship in order to reduce the dependence on the university budget in the field of supporting scientific research.
  7. Coordinating between the faculties of the university in the introduction of graduate programs (MA and PhD) that serves the objectives of Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.
  8. Providing postgraduate education opportunities for researchers to achieve the best scientific results, and introduce graduate programs which cope with the policy of reform of higher education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  9. Preparation of qualified national cadres in various fields of scientific and cognitive competence.
  10. Increase the scientific publications in order to improve the ranking of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the number of researches per each faculty member.
  11. Establish the largest base of specialized researchers to provide educational institutions and other scientific and professional institutions in the Kingdom.
  12. Paying attention to the specialized researches with productive scientific outputs and directing the students to them in the master’s and doctorate stages.
  13. Coordination with colleges to achieve the best use of their available academic staff and laboratories.
  14. Encourage scientific research and linking it to the needs of society via building scientific and professional capacities that influence various sectors of society.
  15. Enhancing the scientific rank of the university and linking it to other institutions inside and outside the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  16. Promote the dissemination of scientific production in the University of Bahrain, develop it, and preserve it with an information base using means of technology, in order to achieve its ambitions to be a strong supporter of knowledge production and dissemination.
  17. Unify publishing policies in the scientific journals issued by the university, and linking them to one higher reference, to ensure regularity in the issuance, and raise them to the level of classified and indexed scientific journals worldwide.
  18. Facilitate the exchange of information in the field of scientific publications between the University of Bahrain, and regional/international universities as well as relevant research institutions.
  19. Market the Deanship’s scientific publications (both journals and books published by the university), and participate in conferences and book fairs that occur locally, regionally and internationally to introduce the scientific production of the university.
  20. Train the researchers and raise their efficiency through holding seminars and workshops related to issues of research and scientific publication.

The University of Bahrain has always sought to develop its strategic plan 2018-2021 in which it compasses the University’s major goal which is to straighten its role on both the national and international levels as a source of knowledge, research, distinction and invention.

In this regard, the University has given special consideration to scientific research by stating it as a main pillar in the second strategic goal that aims to increase and improve the quality and quantity of scientific research at the University in order to integrate with the economic vision 2030 of the kingdom of Bahrain.

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The unit of applied studies focuses on future projects in key areas included in the vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain 2030 such as:

  1. Management of water resources, including unconventional resources and the rationalization of consumption.
  2. Management of energy resources, including non-traditional resources and the rationalization of consumption.
  3. Management of the marine environment by focusing on the wealth in fish.
  4. Recycling of industrial waste by focusing on residue of the construction industry.
The Applied Studies Unit is one of Deanships of Scientific Research units. It has the objective of utilizing the University of Bahrain capabilities in terms of its professional expertise and research and analytical laboratory facilities to participate in achieving the Kingdom of Bahrain Vision 2030 through providing contracted Applied Research, Studies, analytical services and professional consultancies to the public and private sectors.
  1. Creation of a database containing a list of research, studies, scientific papers and other important publications in the field of education and human studies.
  2. Organization of seminars and workshops.
  3. Encouragement of research and consultations.
  1. Ensuring the importance of scientific research in the fields of humanities & education.
  2. Offering consultancy to establishments in the humanities and educational fields to enhance and develop their role in the society.
  3. Holding training sessions and workshops in the humanities and educational fields.
The humanitarian Researches are important for individuals and communities because it concentrate on the important issues that the community suffers from in its educational, social and linguistic fields.
The Humanities & Educational Unit promotes the importance of scientific research in both humanitarian and educational fields.
That is to face life difficulties and its challenges and to encourage educational, social, cultural and media institutes to benefit from the scientific staff in the University of Bahrain in order to conduct scientific researches as well as to serve those institutes to achieve their objectives.
Since it was established in the year 2005, the Unit has been completed a set of contractual studies, It offers training courses and scientific advice to local government institutes and regional centers.
The Unit intends to expand its partnership with institutes in the community by continuing to make contractual studies with them, and offering them consultations.
While supporting researchers in the University of Bahrain, it is also stresses choose of the studies that care of the problems related to the society of Bahrain, in the educational and the humanitarian fields. The studies should be related to their real needs and measures the contribution of scientific development.
  1. The implementation of studies and research related to the economy of Bahrain.
  2. The organization of workshops in the field of economy and business.
  3. The organization of conferences and seminars in economy.
  • The FBSU intends to found itself as one of the major economic consulting and advising center.
  • Putting forth all the efforts to win contractual research and studies from Businesses and Government.
  • Present in-depth explanations on the ever-changing economic conditions by publishing economic and business books, studies, research findings, and articles.
  • The BFUS is planed to be the host of main economic indicators for Bahrain aggregate and sub- aggregate economic activities.
The Business and Finance Studies Unit (FBSU) is a multi-disciplinary research unit within the University of Bahrain. It was known originally as the Economic Studies Unit, and to the date, the studies of economics and business entrepreneurs are the key areas of research.
Our research is distinctively well-versed as it draws on expertise ranging from the faculties and researchers of Economics, Banking, Finance, Business, Management, and Quantitative Methods.
Increasingly, we are looking to work in regional and international collaboration, i.e., involves collaboration with the GCC and international universities and research institutions.
The BFSU carries on research and studies on numerous topics such as income growth and distribution, productivity studies, poverty, unemployment, and business and economic demographics.
BFSU custom-made studies are performed on a fee-for-service basis. Short list of these services is:
  • Economic and Business Studies.
  • Productivity Measurement and Analysis.
  • Economic Data Aggregation and Analysis.
  • Survey and Demographic Analysis.
  • Organizing varied activities for educating the public and professionals about the importance of molecular biology and ways of making use of its applications.
  • Working with scientific research centers and specialized establishments through contractual research to make use of molecular biology techniques in different fields (medical, agricultural, industrial, legal and judicial).
  • Establishing an awareness center for providing information about diseases, contemporary treatments, places where alternative treatments are available and ways to obtain such treatments in addition to working to making these treatments available locally.
  • Cooperation with medical establishments to make use of the nutrition techniques in the early diagnosis and increase the public awareness of their causes to reduce their spread as well as working to provide alternative treatments.
  • Working with specialized establishments to apply the suitable techniques asking proper use of genetically foods.
  • Working towards making use of these technologies in social applications.
  • Making use of molecular biology in legal and judicial applications.
Welcome to the web page of the Nutrition and Health Studies Unit. Some may have curiosity about the name of the unit that may sound somehow strange. Then, what is the basis for this name?
As we know, matter around us is made up of more than 100 elements that are composed of atoms existing in some cases individually or, mostly, united with other atoms forming molecules. There are Nutrition that unique to living organisms. They give them their structures and carry out the vital reactions in them that distinguish them from non-living organisms.
Living organisms are made up of microscopic units called cells. In the center of a cell is a nutrition that contains nucleic acids that direct the synthesis of proteins and enzymes. The latter is responsible for synthesis of the rest of molecules in the cell. Cellular molecules carry out the vital reactions of the cell.
Nutrition and Health is a science that focuses on studying these reactions to understand what takes place in the living organisms and the feasibility of controlling these reactions to benefit from them in the medical, agricultural and industrial fields such as treatment of disease, manufacturing of medicine and production high quality plants and animals.
This research unit was established based on realizing the great importance of this science and realizing the great potential of recent discoveries such as cloning, genetic engineering and stem cell technology. We hope that through this unit we will be able to catch up with these discoveries, participate in them and make use of them at the local and regional levels.


Providing incentive for participation
in seminars & conferences.

Contract Studies


Encouragement of scientific publishing.

Funding research.


Refereeing of scientific and teaching books.