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 hails Bahrain on its 52nd National Day

In a ceremony graced by the presence of His Excellency Mr. Ali bin Sheikh Abdulhussain Al Asfoor, the Governor of the Northern Governorate, the University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) joined the Kingdom of Bahrain in its 52nd National Day celebration and the anniversary of the accession of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Several esteemed guests including His Excellency the First Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Mr. Abdulnabi Salman, and His Excellency the Deputy Governor, Colonel Abdullah Ali Rashid Maanatir were welcomed by Dr. Hasan Almulla, President of UTB, together with other university officers, college deans, faculty, staff and students.

Highlighting the significant role of universities in fostering values of citizenship, patriotism, loyalty, and belonging, His Excellency Mr. Ali bin Sheikh Abdulhussain Al Asfoor commended citizens’ moral duty and honoured their presence at the academic institution, acknowledging UTB’s partnership and its positive impact on the Northern Governorate’s well-being, and inviting everyone to participate in the upcoming activities prepared by the governorate. In addition, he expressed pride in celebrating the establishment of the Arab Muslim modern state in 1783 under the reign of the founder, Ahmed Al-Fateh, and the commemoration of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s accession to power. He extended congratulations and best wishes to Bahrain, its leadership, government, and citizens, conveying greetings on behalf of His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Minister of Interior.

Dr. Hasan Almulla, President of UTB, conveyed heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the university’s administrative and academic bodies to Bahrain, its king, government, and people, in honour of the glorious National Day and the anniversary of His Majesty the Great King’s accession. He expressed sincere thanks and appreciation for the gracious presence of His Excellency Mr. Ali bin Sheikh Abdulhussain Al Asfoor in the ceremony, which commemorates the glories of ancestors and renews allegiance to wise leadership. Reflecting on achievements, he recalled the remarkable era marked by the launch of the Future Schools Program and modern schools, along with the proliferation of universities, of which have significantly impacted the development of the educational process across all stages and specialties in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

A vibrant display of traditional music and folk dances illuminated the celebration, highlighting Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage. The carnival embraced the participation of talented local artistic groups, infusing the event with a special artistic flair. Adding an entrepreneurial touch, the celebration showcased various products and projects by Bahraini families, contributing to the support of startups and inspiring Bahraini youth to excel in entrepreneurship, thus bolstering the local job market.

The celebration indeed served as a wondrous opportunity for all attendees to sustain national unity, strong pride for Bahraini citizenship and profound appreciation for its rich history and diverse culture.

In line with UTB’s commitment to promoting national identity and nurturing a sense of national spirit, all UTB stakeholders contribute to fostering solidarity and prosperity within the university community, hailing the Kingdom of Bahrain for the unparalleled developments then and beyond.

UTB Hosts the launch of “Accelerating Entrepreneurship” Book

Focusing on technology and innovation, the University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) unveiled the book, “Accelerating Entrepreneurship”, co-authored by over 40 entrepreneurs and researchers from within and outside the Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr. Rania Nafi spoke about the book as a co-author and stated that the book dealt with success stories and problems entrepreneurs face. She spoke about the most important ways of accelerating entrepreneurship and noted the importance of revitalizing and promoting the process of launching and developing startups and entrepreneurial projects to provide the necessary support and resources for founders and promising enterprises to achieve rapid growth and sustainable success. The event was well attended by MBA students, UTB staff, members of the SME society and UNISMO and 9 of our authors. The highlight was a presentation by Dr Mohamed Nass, the owner of Bahrain Flour Mills, who talked about the impact of technology on manufacturing. Ahmed Al-Ansari’s talk gave an overview of trends in technology and how they are impacting innovation in many sectors. Special thanks to the official sponsors of the book, Umut Sonmez and G1Bahrain.

UTB showcases the features of Bahrain’s civilization

University of Technology Bahrain (UTB), and Culture Bahrain collaborated to bring forth an exceptional event. The event featured an enlightening booth that showcased the features of Bahrain’s civilization, providing valuable insights into the nation’s history for both students and Bahraini citizens. In addition, BACA plans to organize similar engagements in the future to further raise awareness of the ancient and uniquely diverse cultural heritage of Bahrain and the successive civilizations that inhabited the islands, including the three sites inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain Site, the Pearling Path in Muharraq, and the Dilmun Burial Mounds. This event stands as a testament to the commitment of the University of Technology Bahrain and Culture Bahrain in promoting education and cultural heritage.

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.

UTB hosts job preparedness workshop

University of Technology Bahrain (UTB), in collaboration with INJAZ Bahrain, recently organised a workshop focused on job preparedness for its students. The workshop emphasized the importance of enhancing their CVs with relevant skills, internship experience, and educational achievements when applying for jobs as fresh graduates.

During the workshop, students were provided with the opportunity to review and evaluate their CVs. This exercise aimed to help them understand the significance of presenting a well-crafted CV that effectively showcases their qualifications and experiences to potential employers. By critically assessing their CVs, students were able to identify areas for improvement and make necessary adjustments to enhance their chances of securing employment opportunities.

With UTB’s commitment to equipping its students with the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed in their future careers, the university continues to prioritise the holistic growth and career readiness of its students. Initiatives like these workshops play a crucial role in bridging the gap between academics and industry, ultimately enhancing the employability and mobility of UTB graduates.

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