Kingdom University (KU) is a private university offering high-quality education and training, dedicated to providing academic excellence, relevant and measurable quality research and active community engagement and continuous education.
KU has obtained its license in 2001 and welcomed the first batch of student intake in September 2004 on its temporary campus in Manama. It is in 2013 when the university moved into its new (owned) permanent campus in Riffa.
The new campus provides a fresh and promising learning environment and study facilities. In 2016, the University has embarked on a major expansion at the campus which includes the development of a new six-storey academic building and extension of car parks and sport facilities.
Progressive, Forward-Looking University
Capitalizing on years of progressive achievements, KU is proud of gaining confidence recognition from the Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training (QAAET) for almost all of its programs. The university continues to prove its commitment not only by meeting the required standards set by the Higher Education Council (HEC) & QAAET but rather aspires to exceed them and contribute towards the overall development of Bahrain and the Region.
Fully aware of the huge demand on quality education and international acceptance to meet market needs, particularly in line with significant changes in Bahrain and across the GCC region, KU proactively responds to the challenges and needs of contemporary societies and labor markets and the requirements for development and transformation in the era of knowledge capitalism.
Kingdom University seeks to be a leading private university in Bahrain, through the quality of its academic programs, focus on research, initiatives in community engagement and enhancement of campus experience; for the development of its stakeholders and contribution towards the prosperity of the society.
Kingdom University is a Bahraini private University offering quality educational experience centered on its students to develop their knowledge, skills and values; achieved through excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement. It also aims to foster continuous improvement of its stakeholders by enforcing best practices and thereby contributing in fulfilling skill requirements, relevant to the labor market.
Regional and International Cooperation
Kingdom University has actively engaged into collaborative exchanges and partnerships with a number of international higher education institutions like Yeditepe University in Turkey, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and many other Universities for the previous 6 years.
In March 2010, KU has received accreditation for exemption from the London based Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) for 5 of its Accounting and Finance papers, which was a momentous achievement and international recognition for its program. Concurrently, KU President signed a Letter of Intent for academic cooperation between Kingdom University and Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) of University Kebangsaan, Malaysia.
In September 2010, Kingdom University became the 1st University in the Gulf Region to be a signatory to the Magna Charta Universitatum – a charter for the fundamental values and principles of a university on institutional autonomy and academic freedom.
KU also remains an active member of the International Universities Council (IUC) since December 2010 up to date. In fact, KU President, Dr. Yusuf AbdulGhaffar, is a member in the Board of IUC and Chairman for the Scientific Committee.
Recognition & Students Achievements
KU is proud by the active participation of its students into several extracurricular activities in or outside the University. Among KU awards are the following:
- The University was awarded the e-Government Excellence Award in 2010
- First Prize in Bowling Championship at the University Level in 2012
- First Prize Debate Contest organized by Ministry of Youth & Sports Bahrain (MYS) 2012
- First Prize in Bowling Championship at the University Level in 2011
- First Prize Shaikh Nasser Award in the category of Architecture Design 2011
- First Prize Shaikh Nasser Award in the category of Photography in 2011
- First Prize in Football Championships at the level of all Universities in Bahrain 2010
- First Prize in Football Championship at the University Level in 2009 organized by NYIT
- First Prize and Third Prize in Architecture Contest for Schools of Architectures among the Arabian Gulf Universities for designing Mosques in 2009.
- First Prize in Student Camping Bahrain 2008
More than the student’s excellent achievements and active involvement while in the University, KU is very confident in the abilities of its graduates’ engagement in, and transition to the labor market. Noteworthy, 66% of KU Alumni get employed in the first year after graduation and 25% are in leading positions in the market, making the difference in Bahrain and around the GCC countries. The list of KU notable graduates includes Engineers, Judges and Legal Consultants and others holding key positions – like CEO or Co-Founder of Business- in Government and Private Sector.