UTB holds Sports Day for health and wellness

In a display of athleticism and community spirit, University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) joined the Kingdom of Bahrain in marking the eighth edition of Bahrain Sports Day on campus. This dynamic event was a resounding success, in support of national and institutional interests of fostering greater health awareness and engagement in sports activities.

Students, alumni and employees participated in a variety of engaging activities throughout the day, from enlightening health lectures to medical camps, ball games, and recreational activities.

The event underscored the university’s steadfast commitment to fostering both education and active involvement in sports, promoting a healthier lifestyle for students during their academic pursuits and for employees throughout their work endeavours.

UTB hosts cultural forum with students from Turkey

In collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey, University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) hosted a cultural exchange forum with the aim to foster cultural understanding and scientific cooperation between the Republic of Turkey and the Kingdom of Bahrain while providing a platform for the exchange of expertise and knowledge in various fields.

The forum, now in its third edition, brought together students from UTB and a group of young individuals from Turkey, in a program featuring discussions on technology, science, and arts, all geared towards creating an interactive learning environment and promoting cultural exchange.

This initiative reflects the university’s commitment to enhancing international relations and expanding cultural and scientific cooperation. Participating students and youth discussed learning opportunities and communication with their peers through the exchange of experiences and ideas.

Dr. Haitham Alqahtani, Vice President of Academic Affairs at UTB, commented on the event, stating, “We are proud to participate in hosting this cultural forum. We believe that such student visits enrich cultural interaction and idea exchange. We hope this marks the beginning of fruitful and sustainable cooperation between the promising youth of both countries.”

Dr. Omar Alhawi, Dean of Student Affairs, added, “Our main goal in participating in this forum is to enhance cultural understanding and strengthen relations between the youth of Bahrain and Turkey, while introducing the culture and heritage of the Kingdom and its achievements in the educational field, in particular. It is an opportunity to learn about different cultures and share experiences.”

UTB believes that participating in such activities enhances its role in community engagement. This forum provides an opportunity for cultural exchange through the exchange of expertise and knowledge about different cultures, contributing to the promotion of mutual understanding and respect among communities.

UTB celebrates National Action Charter Day

University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) commemorated a significant milestone in Bahrain’s history – the National Action Charter Day, marking the anniversary of the adoption of the national document for social reform and reconciliation.

Adding a vibrant touch to the celebration is the conduct of various patriotic and historical arts, especially the launch of the music club, an avenue for students who are passionate about music to come together, collaborate, and showcase their skills.

The celebration once again demonstrates the university’s dedication to fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the nation’s heritage while providing students with diverse opportunities for growth, learning, and self-expression. As the university looks towards the future, it remains committed to nurturing the talents and passions of its students, ensuring a vibrant and enriching educational experience for all.

UTB and KHUH join forces to save more lives

University of Technology Bahrain (UTB), together with King Hamad University Hospital, recently organised its annual blood donation drive, underscoring a commitment fostering community welfare and saving lives. This noble initiative brought together UTB students, alumni, and employees, collectively contributing to the cause of alleviating blood shortages and ensuring patients receive vital medical assistance.

Recognising the critical role blood donations play in healthcare, UTB rallied its community to participate in the event. The turnout of support demonstrates the community’s understanding that more donations correlate to fewer shortages and greater access to life-saving treatments for those in need. Indeed, a single donation has the potential to positively impact multiple lives.

This collaborative effort not only serves the immediate healthcare needs but also reflects UTB’s broader mission of community engagement. By actively participating in initiatives like the annual blood donation drive, UTB aims to cultivate a culture of altruism and social responsibility among its stakeholders, aligning with the university’s strategic goal of fostering meaningful community connections and effecting positive change beyond its campus borders.

The successful execution of the blood donation campaign reinforces UTB’s unwavering commitment to serving the society and making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals in Bahrain and beyond. As the university continues to place importance on community engagement, initiatives like these will remain integral to its ongoing efforts to create a more compassionate, inclusive and supportive society.

Under HH Shaikh Khalid’s patronage, UTB holds 19th graduation ceremony

Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports First Deputy Chairman, General Sports Authority Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) President, the University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) held the graduation ceremony of its 19th batch.

His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Cabinet Affairs Ministry’s Undersecretary and BOC Vice-President, Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Education Minister, Dr. Diana Al Jahrami, Higher Education Council Secretary-General, Hesham Al Rayes, GFH Financial Group’s CEO and UTB Board of Directors Chairman, Fares Mustafa Al Kooheji, BOC Secretary-General, and Dr. Hasan Al Mulla, UTB President, in addition to dignitaries, graduates’ families and faculty members, attended the ceremony, held at the Al Dana Amphitheatre.

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad expressed thanks and appreciation to UTB board of directors and officials, wishing the graduates continued success.

His Highness lauded UTB’s achievements and commitment to providing a conducive educational and sports environment for students.

In this regard, HH Shaikh Khalid said: “The achievements of the University of Technology Bahrain are in fact contributions and initiatives to develop Bahraini youth and create an advanced educational and sports environment to provide them with the necessary skills, enabling them to play an effective role in the economies of the Kingdom and the region.”

Hesham Al Rayes appreciated the constant support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to education in the kingdom.

He also expressed deepest thanks and gratitude to HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad for his patronage of the ceremony, and unlimited support for UTB in order to achieve its goals and consolidate the kingdom’s status as a pioneering regional centre for developing talent.

Al Rayes also congratulated the graduates, wishing them a successful professional career.

UTB President, in his speech, expressed pride in the graduation of students who, he said, will contribute to building the nation.

He added that the graduation ceremony is held on the occasion of the kingdom’s celebrations of its national days, affirming loyalty to the kingdom, under HM King Hamad’s leadership.

During the ceremony, as many as 723 students from UTB’s various colleges received their graduation certificates. Top achieving graduates were honoured.

UTB is among the leading universities in the region in the field of technology and innovation.

Since its establishment, UTB has sought to provide a distinguished educational environment, in addition to professional development opportunities for students.

It has been committed to keeping pace with the highest quality standards, ensuring that it ranks at the forefront among higher education institutions locally and internationally.

 

Reposted from BNA

UTB supports environmental sustainability

University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) collaborated with The Northern Governorate in a joint effort to carry out a beach cleaning campaign along Jid Al Haj Beach.

The joint initiative aimed to raise awareness about the importance of preserving Bahrain’s biodiversity particularly protecting its coastal areas. By organising the beach cleaning campaign, UTB and The Northern Governorate sought to instill a sense of responsibility and environmental consciousness among the participants. It also underscores the importance of partnerships between educational institutions and local authorities in promoting environmental awareness and sustainable practices.

The event witnessed a remarkable turnout with volunteers including students, parents, faculty, and staff members of UTB actively engaging in the campaign. Armed with gloves, trash bags, and other necessary equipment, everyone worked diligently to collect and dispose a hundred kilograms of litter in a couple of hours, ensuring the beach shore was restored to its pristine condition.

The collaboration between UTB and The Northern Governorate highlights mutual commitment to community engagement and environmental sustainability. By actively participating in such initiatives, UTB aims to instill a sense of civic responsibility and environmental stewardship among its stakeholders.

ICETAS 2023 unlocks future technologies

In the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council, the International Conference on Engineering Technologies and Applied Sciences (ICETAS 2023) was recently held in Bahrain. It was organised by the University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) in partnership IEEE Bahrain Section and ETSSM Global.

During the opening ceremony, HE Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma said that the government is committed to attracting high-quality international events to Bahrain. “Academy plays a special role in supporting sustainable development efforts”, he said. He also noted the distinct role of technology in education offering numerous benefits such as improved teaching and learning processes, increased access to resources, collaboration opportunities, enhanced engagement and motivation, and better preparation for the future. Integrating technology effectively in education can enhance the overall educational experience and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

Dr. Hasan Almulla, President of UTB, thanked His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council, for his continuous support to the higher education initiatives and events, foremost his presence and gracing the opening ceremony of the conference. He also welcomed organising partners, honourable excellencies, distinguished dignitaries, delegates and participants to ICETAS 2023 mentioning that the future of technology holds immense potential for creating positive societal impact, enhancing efficiency, and improving quality of life. It also brings ethical, privacy, and security challenges that need to be addressed to ensure responsible and beneficial technological advancements.

During a random interview with participants, they were highly impressed with the speeches, the presentations and the valuable opportunity to network with other experts in their respective fields. They expressed their satisfaction with the diverse range of topics covered and the depth of knowledge shared during the presentations, highlighting the significance of networking with fellow experts, as it allowed them to establish new connections, exchange ideas, and potentially collaborate on future projects.

Themed “Shaping the Future of Technology through Smart Computing and Engineering”, the conference brought together esteemed dignitaries, honorary speakers, and industry experts from various fields to discuss and explore the latest advancements and innovations in engineering technologies and applied sciences. It also featured paper presentations on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to Artificial intelligence, Cybersecurity, Computer vision, Internet of Things, and Impact of Technology in Higher Education.

With UTB’s offering of technology programmes, the university is committed to continuously providing industry-relevant and responsive higher education in support of Bahrain’s efforts to strengthen its position as a leading center for scientific, commercial, and educational conferences. By organising events like ICETAS 2023 partnership with esteemed professional organisations, UTB aims to contribute to the knowledge exchange and advancement of technology-related fields on a global scale.

UTB concludes induction week with Saudi National Day celebration

The University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) community joins the Kingdom of Bahrain in the celebration of Saudi National Day, marking its 93rd anniversary this year, in support of the strong bond between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and as a comradely welcome of Saudi students to UTB at the onset of the new academic year.

The celebration concluded the weeklong induction of new students and was adorned with different traditional aesthetic performances and exhibits highlighting the rich history and national achievements of the country over the years, of which were actively participated in by the diverse community members, students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Hasan Almulla, UTB President, expressed his pride on the cooperation and solidarity between Bahrain and Saudi. He further stressed that Saudi students are much welcome and appreciated to be part of the student body at UTB. He added that the university continues to provide academic support to all students towards the attainment of excellence and professionalism with the highest standards of quality.

UTB’s keenness to celebrate Saudi National Day reflects its commitment of strengthening the cultural ties and national spirit among all stakeholders of the university, particularly reinventing student experiences of future professionals who are sought-after in the workplace.

Other activities during the weeklong induction included the President’s welcome speech and impactful pieces of advice to all new students, demonstration of IT systems, introduction to policies, procedures and opportunities to advance their academic performance and practical life skills, campus tour, and frolics among others.

UTB hosts AACSB faculty training workshop

University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) hosted a training workshop facilitated by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that independently reviews business institutions across the globe, for UTB College of Administrative and Financial Sciences (CAFS) faculty members prior to the onset of the new academic year.

As the largest business education network that connects educators, students, and businesses to create the next generation of great business leaders, AACSB approved UTB as a member. With this membership, UTB has access to wider benefits and resources to uphold the highest standard of quality through more engagement opportunities, quality assurance resources, business education intelligence, and diverse opportunities for professional development in its business programme offerings, namely: Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics, Bachelor of Science in International Business, and Master of Business Administration.

With the expertise of Prof. Ihsan Thabit Zakri, Regional Head of AACSB Middle East and Africa (MEA) from Amsterdam, Netherlands, the two-day training workshop proactively involved faculty participants to think up for the continuous improvement of engagement, innovation and impact of the business programmes being offered, particularly in the areas of assessment and review processes towards the delivery of high-quality business education and the attainment of the programme outcomes foremost the overall academic strategic goals.

GCC recognises UTB’s VPAF as one of the engineering pioneers in the region

Dr. Adnan Altamimi, Vice President for Administration and Finance of the University of Technology Bahrain (UTB), was recognised as one of the pioneers of engineering work for his prominent role and effective contributions in devoting modern engineering strategies that are consistent with the rapid development in the field – having been the representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Gulf Engineering Forum in its 24th edition this year, themed “Environmental Engineering and Sustainability” in the Doha, Qatar.

Organized by the Ministry of Municipality, the Gulf Engineering Union and the Qatar Society of Engineers, five dialogue sessions were held to discuss 24 working papers by a group of engineers from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in the field of environmental engineering and sustainability. In parallel with the programme, a cultural retreat provided the participants the opportunity to commune with the most important modern facilities that were built based on the latest engineering methods that are consistent with the foundations of preserving the environment.

UTB takes pride of this recognition, which reinforces its vision and identity of sustaining a clean and sustainable environment.

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