With the theme, “Toward Excellence in Science, Information Technology and Business Research”, the 1st AMA International University-Bahrain (AMAIUB) Research Colloquium was conducted on November 2, 2013 at the University Auditorium.
In her welcome address, AMAIUB’s Head of Administration Ms. Buena Gracia A. Canzana underscored the importance of research in higher education institutions.
Dr. Nabil El Kadhi, University Provost also inspired the faculty members to work on quality research outputs which would eventually contribute to the development of science, information technology, and business.
The first plenary speaker, Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, a senior fellow at the Bahrain Energy Studies, elucidated the topic on “Realizing the Economic Potential of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Lessons from the European Union”.
On the other hand, AMAIUB’s Head of Research and Publication Office, Dr. Amin El Meligi discussed the university’s research goals and the future of renewable energy in Bahrain.
During the afternoon session, selected faculty members presented their outputs in poster and oral presentations. Winners were adjudged after deliberation by the board of judges.
For the poster presentation, the winners were: Dr. Arpita Dutta, 1st place; Dr. Danebeth G. Narzoles, 2nd place; and Dr. Lucia Banta, 3rd place.
For the oral presentation, the winners were: Dr. Marluna Urubio and Dr. Claire Cosgrove, 1st place; Dr. Andres Regondola, 2nd place; and Dr. Belen Lumeran, 3rd.
This activity aimed to provide a platform for distinguished researchers of the AMAIUB colleges, COE, CCS, CAFS, COM and CGE to present their research results and development activities in different areas of research. Furthermore, this also provides opportunities for the delegates to show ideas and discuss the possibility to develop their researches.