His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Late Amir of Bahrain


His Majesty the King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

The King of Bahrain

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

The Crown Prince and Prime Minister


The wise leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain has always been the spark behind all the accomplishments of the University of Bahrain, and all the developments that this national institute has undergone, ever since the royal decrees that established the colleges, to the royal decree that established the University, all in addition to the generous support and exalted status the university enjoys in the present and future national setting within the Vision of Bahrain 2030.
The University of Bahrain is proud that His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the beloved King of the country, is the honorary president of the University, and that this university and all its achievements are blessed with His Majesty’s trust. The University also draws upon the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and it takes pride in the support it enjoys from His Royal Highness.


Dear Visitor,

I welcome you to our new official website, hoping you find the services and information you seek about the University of Bahrain, the national university and the first in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This new version of the University of Bahrain website is in response to the rapid technical changes in websites in the third decade of the 21st century. The aim is to more easily provide students – and visitors in general – with the range of services and information they need about the university, reflecting the multi-directional history of this national university.

In 2021, we celebrated the 35th anniversary of Decree No. (12) of May 24, 1986, which merged the Gulf College of Technology and the University College of Science, Literature and Education under one umbrella, the University of Bahrain. This allowed access to study to large numbers of Bahrainis within their own country at a time when study had been limited primarily to the top-ranked students or the financially capable with means to study abroad. It opened the doors wide to the involvement of tens of thousands of sons and daughters for university education, providing all sectors – public and private – in the Kingdom of Bahrain with staff who were educated, empowered, and able to respond to changes in the work force as updates continued, so that graduates of the University of Bahrain became the preferred choice of employers.

The University of Bahrain aspires to be a world-class university characterized by being an educational and research institution that encourages entrepreneurship. It seeks to contribute directly to the development of the Bahrain economy through modern and pioneering methods of teaching, scientific research, and information technologies with regional impact. The university is based upon a number of values that lead it to achieve its vision, including student-centered learning, to encourage creativity and innovation, to adopt modern technologies in its learning and management educational processes, and to encourage entrepreneurship among its members.

The University of Bahrain is part of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s quest to achieve its vision, which has made this national university a focus of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030. It has kept pace with the requirements of implementing and achieving this vision since its launch in 2008, and developed the university’s new Strategic Plan (2020-2025) based upon this vision, reinforced by the government’s esteemed program. In addition, the University of Bahrain supports the international commitments of the Kingdom of Bahrain, particularly related to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The university’s academic programs, curricular activities, and scientific and research activities have been built to actively contribute to achieving these goals which intersect with its Economic Vision, taking national and regional priorities in its partnerships with prestigious universities, research houses, and international institutes. This is part of its role to drive innovation and make a regional and international impact.

We faced the Covid-19 pandemic, surprised by its rapid spread and impact. However, the University of Bahrain had already invested in its digital structure over the years, and was gradually moving towards e-learning. The pandemic accelerated and matured these steps, facilitating the digital transformation that became a necessity. Benefiting from our experience on this path, the university accepted and succeeded in this transformation, and its successful experience became a subject of research at global conferences.

These challenges present endless opportunities for those who want to invest in them, and we have done so. All components of the university are now aligned with e-learning. All administrative work and student services have been automated through modern technologies and applications, to enter a new phase with confidence and the ability to contribute to the creation of a new generation empowered by the language of its time.

The University of Bahrain would not have passed through all these years and its various challenges successfully, without the great confidence that our wise leadership attaches to its national university, represented by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain and the Supreme President of the University of Bahrain, and the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, as well as the pivotal role played by the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training headed by Deputy Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, along with the distinguished Board of Trustees headed by His Excellency Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Naimi, Minister of Education, and public and private sector institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The University of Bahrain is proud of its pivotal role over the past decades, and will continue to play this role in producing knowledge and helping younger generations prepare for the demands of their scientific and practical future.

Please accept my sincere welcome greetings.



The Board of Trustees shall be formed with the Minister of Education as the Chairman, in addition to a number of members, including the President of the University, not exceeding twelve members, in whom competence, experience and scientific profile are required.

A royal decree shall be promulgated to form the University’s Board of Trustees based on the proposal of the Minister of Education, provided that the term of the council shall be four years, subject to renewal.

The Board of Trustees shall be in charge of the University’s public policy-making, supervising how work is done in it and its various colleges and units, taking the necessary decisions and procedures to achieve that, and shall do the following in particular: approve the public policy for education and scientific research at the University, approve financial, administrative and technical regulations, approve the University budget and the balance sheet, establish rules for investing and managing University funds, approving agreements in which the University is a party, creating vice-presidents positions according to the recommendations of the University Council, accepting grants, donations, contributions, wills, and endowments received by the University from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain, approving University fees, and establishing new colleges and institutes affiliated with the University, as well as abolishing, merging, or reorganizing them.

H.E. Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi

Minister of Education

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

H.E. Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa

Minister of Finance and National Economy

H.E. Mr. Jamil bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan

Minister of Labour and  Social Development

H.E. Mrs Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh

Minister of Health

H.E. Mr. Ayman Tawfeeq Al Moayyed

Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs

H.E. Mr. Ahmed bin Zayed Al-Zayed

President of the Civil Service Bureau (CSB)

H.E. Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah

President of the University of Bahrain

H.E. Mrs. Noof Abdulrahman Jamsheer

Chief Executive Officer of Urban Planning

Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Mubarak Juma

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Resources and Services

Ministry of Education

H.E. Dr. Mona Mohammed Al Balooshi

Assistant Secretary General for Evaluation and Reliability of the General Secretariat of the Council of Higher Education

H.E. Shaikha Tiflah bint Mohammed Al Khalifa

H.E. Dr. Mansour Mohammed Sarhan


The University Council is the executive authority which helps the university’s president to effectively manage the academic and administrative affairs as well as propose and amend the university regulations and pass them on to the Board of Trustees for approval. Approving study plans, granting scholarships and contracting with teaching personnel are also carried out by the Council.

The council consists of the president of the university (chairman), the vice-presidents and deans as members, and a maximum of three other external experts appointed by the Board of Trustees for three years for a one-time renewable term.

Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah

University of Bahrain President

Dr. Haya Ali Al-Naimi

Vice President for Planning and Development

Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Ansari

Vice President for Community Service and Alumni Affairs – Acting Dean of Admission and Registration Affairs

Dr. Mohamed Abdulla Baqer

Acting Vice President for Information Technology, Administration and Finance – Dean of College of Applied Studies

Dr. Abdul Aziz Mohammed Bulela

Dean of College of Arts

Prof. Hatem Bin Mahmood Masri

Dean of College of Business Administration

Dr. Fuad Mohammed Al-Ansari

Dean of College of Engineering

Prof. Mohammed Mustafa Alhelo

Dean of College of Science & Acting Dean of College of Health and Sport Sciences

Dr. Salah Mohammed Ahmed

Acting Dean of College of Law

Dr. Lamya Mohammed Al-Jassmi

Dean of College Of Information Technology

Dr. Ted Purinton

Dean of Bahrain Teachers College

Dr. Mohammed Reda Qader

Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

Dr. Fatema Mohamed AlMalki

Dean of Students Affairs

Dr. Bassim Mohammed AL Sharji

General Secretary of the University Council