Ahlia University in tie-up with French institutes
Manama, January 17, 2011
Bahrain’s Ahlia University has signed a series of agreements with IONIS Group, one of the largest private higher education enterprises in France.
Ahlia University president, Professor Abdullah Hawaj and IONIS deputy group chief executive Fabrice Pradesh signed the agreement under the aegis of the French Ambassador to Bahrain Yves Oudin at the French Embassy in Manama.
The agreements cover academic cooperation with three French universities - Epitech (School of Technology and Computing), Supbiotech (School of Biotechnology) and ISG (High Institute of Management).
The signing comes as a culmination of the agreements which were initially concluded in April 2010 in Paris. As per the agreement, fourth-year students studying in French institutes would engage in programmes offered by the Ahlia University while their Ahlia counterparts will join the programmes of the three French institutes.
The French Ambassador hailed Ahlia as a leading university and the first in the Gulf states to sign such agreements with the French specialised institutions.
Prof Al Hawaj said the cooperation with the French universities stems from the confidence in their efficiency and professionalism and the level of their academic advancement. - TradeArabia News Service
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