Manama, Jan. 15 (BNA): University of Bahrain (UoB) President Dr. Jawaher Shaheen Al-Mudhahki, has affirmed UoB continues to invest in higher education as one of the pillars of sustainable comprehensive development, by focusing on the quality of education, supporting creativity and innovation, and intensifying efforts to publish scientific research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and register patents.
While meeting officials from Bridgewater State University (BSU) here today, Dr. Al-Mudhahki said that university education has witnessed outstanding achievements that keep pace with scientific and technical progress, in terms of upgrading innovative teaching and learning methods and outputs, as well as developing curricula and assessment methods, highlighting UoB’s keenness to benefit from practical solutions, initiatives and suggestions, through joint cooperation with elite universities and educational institutions.
Academic Director of Global Programmes at BSU, Professor Jabbar A. Al-Obaidi, reviewed the academic disciplines offered by his university, and the innovative learning experiences inside and outside the classroom, which focus on the student as the basis of the educational process, to ensure that the graduate has a comprehensive experience in terms of knowledge, competencies, and skills.
UoB President also received here today the President of the University of Ottawa, Jacques Frémont, with whom she discussed areas of research cooperation, exchange of experiences, professors and students, topics of common interest in the academic and research aspects, and new directions in global university work.
Dr. Jawaher bint Shaheen Al-Mudhahki affirmed that the UoB is keen to benefit from the experience of the University of Ottawa in various dimensions, as it is the largest bilingual university (teaching in English and French) in the world.
She pointed out that the University of Bahrain, which offers its courses in Arabic and English in its nine colleges, also takes care of teaching languages, as it contains several language centres.
Jacques Frémont asserted that Ottawa University is keen to enhance its academic relations with the UoB, as they are similar regarding the diversity of students and their cultures.