UTB unveils achievements in Ramadan Ghabga

The university held a Ghabga in the presence of members of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, university and college officers, faculty, staff, students, alumni, their families and other distinguished visitors to embody the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan and to emphasize the significance of maintaining community ties, hospitality and generosity.

In addition, UTB’s corporate responsibility initiatives since its foundation were highlighted in a video. In his message, Dr. Hasan Almulla, President, said, “This celebration is another university milestone for its continuous commitment to get closer to our students, alumni, faculty, staff, their families and communities.” He also encouraged everyone to drive and enact initiatives to positively impact our community and inspire more students to develop their careers in engineering, computing, and business among others.

The celebration was also an array of entertainment which included trivia competition participated in by everyone and draws of lots of lucky numbers for some exciting raffle prizes provided by the university and a number of partners in support of UTB’s objectives.

UTB welcomes the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, university and college officers, faculty, staff, students, alumni, their families and other distinguished visitors for this year’s Ramadan Ghabga.

The College of Administrative and Financial Sciences led other colleges and departments in honouring Dr. Hasan Almulla for his great efforts for the university.

In the name of luck, everyone expects their raffle numbers to be drawn for exciting prizes prepared by the university and a number of partners in support of UTB’s initiatives.

Indeed, it’s a momentous night full of fun, energy, laughter, hospitality and generosity.

UTB awards “Golden Sponsorship” to the HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bodybuilding champion

The university, represented by the President, Dr. Hasan Almulla, awarded the golden sponsorship – 4 years scholarship in any programme of choice, to the winner of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bodybuilding championship.

 

The competition was honoured by the presence of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the General Sports Authority and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, and a number of officials and spectators.

 

Such initiative confirms the university’s efforts of strengthening community collaborations with civic institutions, supporting sports organisations to promote the impact of sports in the lives of individuals, and performing social responsibilities through quality teaching, research, and community engagement.

UTB honours outstanding students and alumni on Bahraini Youth Day

In celebration of Bahraini Youth Day, the university recognised students and alumni who have remarkable academic and non-academic achievements through projects that are helpful to the community and active participation in civic affairs, with university officials, academic and administrative bodies, student council members and students in attendance.

Dr. Hasan Almulla, the President, also expressed his commendation to the wise leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in upholding the role of youth as asset towards the comprehensive development and sustainability of the country, and the initiative of marking March 25th of every year to celebrate Bahraini Youth Day by the Council of Ministers headed by the Crown Prince and Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. He also appreciated the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the representative of His Majesty the King for charity and youth affairs, and His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, first deputy chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports in motivating Bahraini youth to further excellence and creativity in serving the country.

While the university envisions inspiring more students and alumni to be the best versions of themselves, it continues to serve as an incubator for youth to enhance their abilities and scientific undertakings, give back to the community, and uplift other youth, organisations and sectors toward a shared goal – a sustainable world to live in.

University officials, academic and administrative bodies, student council members and students come together on the occasion of Bahraini Youth Day.

UTB youth awardees for this year’s Bahraini Youth Day with Dr. Hasan Almulla, President, and Dr. Adnan Altamimi, Acting Vice President for Administration and Finance

Sayed Muntadher Ahmed Sharaf and Maria Mohammed Abdulwahab, BS Mechatronics Engineering students, put up a timely project design through the interconnection of microcontrollers via Bluetooth for more efficient defense against health hazards.

Nawal Kaleem Khan, a BS Mechatronics Engineering student, is active in curricular and co-curricular activities such as competitions, research, programs, projects and activities to hone her technical and communication skills.

Sayed Ali Yaseen Almahafadha, a BS Computer Science student, is an innovation enthusiast particularly in developing concepts on more efficient accessibility of information relating to attendance, class schedule, and the like for students, teachers and administrators.

Karam Ebrahim Saleh, a BS Business Informatics student, is passionate in conceptualising the integration of technology into business operations specifically business travel-related transactions.

Ruba Youssef Al-Omari, a BS Business Informatics alumna, has garnered 26 championships in her sports participation in Tokyo Olympics in Japan 2021, World Discus Throw, Gulf Leagues, and West Asian Championship among others.

Ali Adiby, a BS Mechatronics Engineering alumnus, has been an active motorbike racer in superbike category and achieved numerous podiums locally, regionally and internationally.

Noora Jaber, a BS International Business alumna and a former Student Council president, has contributed her passion through her book on legislative terminologies.

Muddassar Asif Sarwani, a BS Computer Science alumnus, has been very active in ICT and hackathon competitions, and is inspiring current students through cybersecurity awareness webinars, training, and consultation

Khalid Yusuf, a BS Business Informatics alumnus, has been inspiring individuals, groups and organisations as a health and fitness coach especially at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Zahra Abdulla, an MBA alumna, has been active in facilitating seminars and trainings to many hopefuls in line with Arabic and English language proficiency, team building and skills development among others.

AACSB welcomes UTB as a member

The University of Technology Bahrain takes pride in getting approved recently as a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International Business Education Alliance, the largest business education network that connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal – to create the next generation of great business leaders.

Being a member of AACSB, UTB has an 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 Business Informatics, Bachelor of Science in International Business and Master of Business Administration under the College of Administrative and Financial Sciences.

Here’s to more business collaborations and international linkages for UTB towards inspiring more students today and beyond.

What’s more to engaging in sports?

Joining the kingdom in celebrating the National Sports Day, University of Technology Bahrain staff and students took part in a number of sports activities at the university campus.

Dr. Hasan Almulla, the President, said that such an occasion boosts the understanding of the health benefits of sport and brings together staff and students as one team working towards success.

Dr. Omar Alhawi, the Dean of Student Affairs, reaffirmed that engaging in sports does not only provide health advantages but more so positivity and motivation to perform better in academics and at work.

Fitness classes, virtual lecture on behaviours in nutrition, colour marathon, group ball games, tug of war, billiards, soccer dart, table tennis, and baby foot among others enlivened the National Sports Day at UTB.

Here’s wishing everyone a hearty and healthy day every day!

The occasion kicked off with a fitness conditioning workout led by Khalid Yusuf, a BSBI alumnus who is currently a CrossFit coach.

Faculty members, administrative staff and students heated up the morning with couple rounds of high leg raises, in place jogs, jumping jacks and more.

Holding a plank for more than 6 minutes is no joke. Above health, it’s about strength, determination and balance.

For a  follow-through with health and fitness goals, students enjoyed different fun sports activities.

Whether it’s 5k run or not, the fun atmosphere of the colour marathon sparked happiness and agility among the students.

Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa receives in her office UTB President Dr. Hasan Almulla

Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, Secretary General of the Higher Education Council, Deputy Chairman of the Higher Education Council Board of Trustees received today in her office Dr. Hasan Ali Almulla, President of University of Technology Bahrain.

During the meeting Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa was briefed on the latest developments on the university’s future vision for academic programs, plans and strategies. Her Excellency expressed The Higher Education Council’s full support and assistance to Higher Education Institutions wishing to improve their performance on all levels and uplift their academic reputation.

On his part, Dr. Hasan Ali Almulla expressed his pride in meeting with Her Excellency the Secretary General of the Higher Education Council and conveyed his deep appreciation and gratitude for the support the University of Technology of Bahrain has received at all levels, reflecting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s interest in matters regarding the educational sector.

 

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Frosh induction set on campus

To familiarize the new students in terms of use of facilities, policies and procedures, activities and opportunities provided by the university to further improve their academic performance and practical life skills, the Deanship of Student Affairs in cooperation with the various colleges and departments oriented them, setting it at the onset of the second semester of the current academic year in the university auditorium whilst adhering to health protocols and directives of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Dean of Student Affairs shared the development plans adopted by the new administration to improve the university’s facilities, advance student services and quality of teaching in line with the directives of the President of the university, Dr. Hassan Almulla, with his constant affirmation that students are the actual value of the university and the center of the educational process, and that they deserve priority in support, attention, and care.

The college deans briefed them on the academic programmes offered, the means of support available to students, and the communication mechanisms with professors, assuring them of the keenness of their respective colleges to provide all available means and opportunities to make their university experience unique and successful. Heads of the different departments also informed them of the available facilities they can take advantage of such as library, IT, and laboratories among others.

The President of the Student Council congratulated the new students for choosing the university, and he explained how the council can help them throughout their academic journey. He further invited them to be proactive in all university activities as these are all opportunities for them to refine their skills more and more.

Dr. Omar Alhawi, Dean of the Student Affairs, welcomed the new students with a quick run of the developments being implemented in line with the University’s vibrant identity.

Abdullah Mohamed Ali, President of the Student Council, expressed his enthusiasm on behalf of the council to support the new students to adapt to their new academic environment.

Graduation ceremonies held outdoor for the first time

Under the patronage of GFH Financial Group (GFH), the university honoured the graduates of Batches 2020 and 2021 on December 12 and 13, 2021, in succession at the Bahrain Harbour’s waterfront, strictly adhering to the health protocols mandated by the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus.

Mr. Hisham Alrayes, Chairman of the Board of Directors extended his profound appreciation to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa for the notable leadership and continuing support to the higher education sector. He also commended His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, for the great achievements, in particular those related to combating the coronavirus pandemic, also thanking the hard work and sacrifices extended by the national medical team. In his message to the graduates, Mr Alrayes said “Our relationship with you will not end with your graduation. You were and will always be a part of the university with its new and ambitious identity, University of Technology Bahrain, through the Alumni Club of which you are a member now. We will continue to communicate with you and support you, and we look forward to your participation in shaping the future of your university through becoming important members contributing to the economic development of our beloved Kingdom.”

Dr. Hasan Almulla thanked Mr. Hisham Alrayes and members of the Board of Directors for the unwavering support and patronage of university. He also praised HE the Minister of Education, Dr. Majed bin Ali Al Nuaimi, and Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Duaij Al Khalifa, Secretary General of the Higher Education Council, for their unlimited support of the university and higher education sector. Also in his message, he shared his learned lessons to the graduates – take control of life and future, choose relationships wisely, and never give up on dreams.

A total of 790 graduates from the 2 batches were conferred of their respective degree programmes in Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science in Informatics Engineering (BSIE), Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering (BSME), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB), and Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics (BSBI), in the presence of highly esteemed and honourable guests. Among them were top graduate of each degree programme who were awarded a scholarship by GFH Financial Group to further study MBA at the university.

BSBI student honoured for her national achievement

Dr. Hasan Almulla awarded a plaque of recognition and a grant for the remaining trimesters to Fatema Murad, a Bachelor of Business Informatics student, as an appreciation of her national achievement – for having been a recipient of eGOVERNMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD 2021 after besting other candidates for the First Place in Best Electronic Proposal.

Earlier, her award was presented by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology

According to Ms. Fatema Murad, their winning proposal on Boulevard 360° will certainly impact both educational and economic sectors in the Kingdom of Bahrain upon its implementation. This will help the ministry of works and municipalities of affairs and urban planning to reduce their work through an automated and improved mechanism to a faster and more efficient mapping procedure. With this Boulevard 360°, Bahrain can increase trade balance and export which will have a good impact on the national economy. In the educational sectors, it will lead schools and universities to push their students to innovate unique and relevant ideas with the use of the latest technologies.

While the university envisions to continue inspiring students and the future generations to come with the advancement and application of knowledge, UTB remains supportive of students’ endeavours through its provision of various services across disciplines.

Sustainable projects for Bahrain Mobility International Centre organised

The Community Engagement Office, Office of Student Affairs, and Student Council organised three pertinent activities with Bahrain Mobility International Centre on November 8, 10 and 14 primarily with the aim at extending the university’s outreach to persons with disabilities, who are being cared by the organisation.

In the first activity thru webinar, BMI introduce its noble role in serving persons with disabilities. The university officers, faculty, staff, and students expressed their interest in the voluntary tasks needed by the centre to perform their services.

The second activity was a physical visit to the kindergarten of the centre, where a group of UTB students and faculty members carried out various activities including playing and giving away toys to 42 children with disabilities.

The third activity is the highlight of the collaboration. It drew over 60 persons with disabilities between 18-30 years old, BMI staff, UTB President and other senior university officers and staff, college deans, programme heads, faculty members and students. Such event was graced by speeches from both parties and covered various games, short presentations, craft work, arts, competitions, and prizes given by UTB to the PWDs. The event also provided an opportunity for UTB college officials to discuss with the centre’s officials a possible collaboration with capstone projects, research work, and technological ideas of benefits to the PWDs. As tokens of appreciation to BMI’s noble role, UTB donated 5 laptops while the UTB President presented a plaque of appreciation to the president of the centre.

The conduct of such activities is in line with the university’s vision, mission and strategic goal on community engagement, and its efforts to strengthen engagement with external institutions especially by initiating outreach activities and services of value and impact to the community.