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Batelco signs deal with British University of Bahrain

MANAMA, April 11, 2018

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain, said it has signed a strategic partnership deal with the British University of Bahrain (BUB), a move aimed at supporting education in general and higher education in the kingdom.

Batelco is the first organisation in Bahrain to enter into a MoU with the new British university.

The BUB is a partner of The University of Salford, Manchester, and will bring Salford’s globally recognised academic programmes to Bahrain.

For the first time Bahraini students will be able to study for British Degrees in such areas as Engineering and Information and Communications Technology as well as traditional business specialties.

The signing ceremony took place at the British University of Bahrain premises in the presence of The Duke of York and Dr Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, the Minister of Education, official dignitaries, academics and guests.

The MoU was signed by Batelco General Manager Talent Development & Culture Ebru Pilav, on behalf of Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait, and Prof Keith Sharp, the VP of the British University of Bahrain, during the inauguration ceremony of the British University of Bahrain, a partner of The University of Salford in Manchester.

Commenting on deal, Bubashait said: "Batelco is delighted to enter into this agreement with BUB as it demonstrates Batelco’s commitment towards supporting education in general and higher education in particular in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We believe this strategic partnership is beneficial for both Batelco and the BUB."

“This Partnership represents the mutual interest between both organisations for collaborative research and development opportunities, and additionally training and capacity building activities for the British University of Bahrain and Batelco to benefit from,” he added.

Prof Sharp said: "Fundamental to BUB’s mission is to work as closely with industry as possible to ensure that our students benefit from learning in real world environments and gain the skills which employers in Bahrain and the region need. Our partnership with Batelco is a clear example of this kind of collaboration."

As part of the MoU, Batelco will be the exclusive sponsor of the British University of Bahrain’s ICT College.

The MoU will also incorporate collaborative research and development opportunities, training and capacity building activities and opportunities for BUB and Batelco to benefit from in the areas of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and student experiences, he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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