Top UK universities showcased in Bahrain
Manama, January 16, 2014
Top British universities and colleges were showcased to students in Bahrain last night (January 15).
The Knowledge Conference was held at the InterContinental Regency Bahrain as part of Great British Week, which is underway in Bahrain until January 22, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa delegated Deputy Premier Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa to attend the opening of the conference.
Duke of York, Prince Andrews, and British Ambassador Iain Lindsay were present.
Shaikh Ali conveyed greetings from HRH the Premier to participants in the conference, being organised by the British Embassy in co-operation with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance and the British Council.
He hailed deep-rooted historic relations bonding Bahrain and the UK, stressing steadily-growing relations in all fields.
Shaikh Ali affirmed Bahrain's keenness to further bolster bilateral relations and benefit from international expertise and development strides.
He also welcomed the hosting of the Great British Week, which reflects solid bilateral relations, describing the event as a catalyst to boost co-operation and bolster joint co-operation.
The Deputy Premier also stressed Bahrain's keen interest in consolidating economic, investment and educational partnership with the UK, underlining the crucial role of the private sector and businessmen in spearheading joint investment ventures.
A number of leading universities from the UK highlighted their higher education, scientific and research programmes, alongside key lecturers and designers from top creative firms across the UK.
Among the universities taking part were Brunel University, the Huddersfield University, the University of West of England, Bristol, Ulster University, Strathclyde University and Brighton University. - TradeArabia News Service