Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat's Award

posted 9 Dec 2017, 08:08 by UCB Admin

For three consecutive years (2016, 2017, and 2018) Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration Department of University College of Bahrain has been listed in ISLAMICA 500 as one of the 500 most influential people in Islamic Economy at the Global Scale. The award reception ceremony this year was held in Capital Club, Manama, Bahrain.

His Excellency Nur Syahrir Rahardjo, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Madam Retnani Yuniarti, Wife of the Ambassador, and Mr. Hardiyono Kurniawan, Head of Chancellery, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Manama, were present at the ceremony as Dr. Hidayat's guests of honor. Among the awardees at the ceremony are CEO of Albaraka Banking Group, CEO of Ibdar Bank, Secretary General of AAOIFI, and Secretary General of CIBAFI.

Dr. Hidayat thanks Professor Laurent Marlière, CEO of ISFIN and publisher of ISLAMICA 500 for the opportunity to be listed in the directory. Dr. Hidayat was accompanied by his wife when he received the award.



UCB Special Need Donation Festival

posted 9 Dec 2017, 07:26 by UCB Admin   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 03:50 ]

The UCB PR students conducted a donation festival for people with special needs. The festival was organized in the University Campus from 11 am to 2:30 pm. The event included a fundraising donation box as well as food sales such as pizzas. To make the campaign special, the students held a raffle draw for a chance to win a ticket to Bankok, Thailand. The sales and donation funds were spent on buying wheelchairs for the disabled people at the NBB disabled center.

The head of the PR department, Dr. Amira, actively visited the event where she contributed by buying food and inviting other employees to participate.  At the end of the program, the students gathered a total of BHD 230 from food sales and donations.  






Advanced Wireless Information, Data, and Communication Technologies (AWICT 2017)

posted 2 Dec 2017, 03:46 by UCB Admin   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 04:01 ]

Dr. Nandita Sengupta, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Information Technology, University College of Bahrain, presented her research paper, “Machine Learning Based Intrusion Detection System for Social Network of Europe” in Advanced Wireless Information, Data, and Communication Technologies (AWICT) 2017. Four tier architectures for IDS was proposed in her research. Decryption, Text Classification, Data mining, Encryption were focused in her research. Second International Conference on AWICT 2017 took place in CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay, France from November 13th to November 14th, 2017. Prof. Dhiya AL-JUMEILY from Liverpool John Moores University, UK and Prof. Jamila MUSTAFINА from Kazan Federal University, Russia were key note speakers for the conference. Various presenters from different countries like Senegal, Morocco, Bulgaria presented their research papers in the conference.




Bahrain Marathon Relay - 2017

posted 2 Dec 2017, 03:28 by UCB Admin   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 04:08 ]

Like every year, University College of Bahrain participated at the 37th Bahrain Marathon Relay, held on 24th November 2017 at Bahrain International Circuit. A team of 16 runners, ran their way to the finishing point in the Bahrain Marathon Relay. Organized by the Bahrain Round Table under the patronage of General Organization for Youth and Sports (GOYS), the race attracted more than 200 teams, for a stretch of 48.9kms, made up of 16 segments, each consisting of approximately 3kms. The race started and ended at The Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. Students and staff from University college of Bahrain collectively participated in the event breaking UCB’s record from last year by finishing the race 50 minutes earlier that 2016. The faculty & student’s teamwork showed clearly in the cheering up & motivating each other to finish the race.







UCB’s IT students visit Batelco

posted 2 Dec 2017, 03:17 by UCB Admin

University College of Bahrain's, Information Technology Department organized an industrial trip to Batelco. Initiated by Dr. Nandita Sengupta, Head of the of Information Technology, University College of Bahrain, organized the trip. The students were enlightened with latest technologies of telecommunications. The highlights of the trip were technical session with demonstration, explaining customer handling in call center, presentation from marketing, HR, visiting various operational offices of Batelco etc. The students were delighted with the information gained.


JIEBF's International Editorial Advisory Board Membership

posted 18 Nov 2017, 23:23 by UCB Admin

"Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration Department of UCB has been listed as one of the members of International Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking, and Finance (JIEBF). JIEBF is a SCOPUS indexed journal and one of the most reputable Journals within Islamic Economics and Finance Areas.


Along with Dr. Hidayat, there are 6 Islamic Development Bank's (IDB) Laureates listed in the Journal's International Editorial Advisory Board. In addition, many renowned Islamic Economic Scholars are also listed.

The University College of Bahrain’s Thirteenth Commencement

posted 4 Nov 2017, 01:39 by UCB Admin   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 08:46 ]

The University College of Bahrain proudly held its 13th Commencement ceremony for its 2017 graduates, on Wednesday 1st November at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel. The ceremony was held under the Patronage of the Chairman and Founder,  Dr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.

 Once again a very successful year culminated in 103 graduates comprised of 49 students from Business Administration, 37 from Communications and Multimedia, 9 from Information Technology and 8 MBA Postgraduate students.

 The ceremony featured a keynote address by UCB Executive Chairman, Dr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, who congratulated the students on reaching this important milestone in their lives and reminded them that they are Ambassadors of UCB and their leaning should never stop, and by Professor Salah Emara, President, UCB, who congratulated the students on reaching this fundamental turning point in their academic development. “You should all be extremely proud of yourselves for achieving this important goal” said Professor Emara. This was followed by a speech by Mr. Yusuf Nabeel Ameen, Representative of Graduating Class Of 2017who thanked UCB for giving him the experience to face the challenges in the world. Another student Ms. Sara Nabeel Al Qassimi, Representative from Dr. Khalid Al Khalifa's Scholarship Program and mentioned how she benefitted by getting generous Scholarship throughout her study at UCB. She also expressed her deep gratitude to the Chairman, Dr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and all the staff at UCB for their continuous care and support.

 The Degrees were conferred to the graduates by the Executive Chairman. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem and a reception.






Breast Cancer Awareness Day observed at UCB

posted 4 Nov 2017, 01:26 by UCB Admin   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 01:11 ]

October is observed as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the globe. Every year in the spirit and the support of this event University College of Bahrain organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Day.


The Dress Code for the day was Pink and so was the theme. The highlights of the event were #Lightforhope, where students lighted pink candles in hope that no life is lost to this ghastly disease. There was also #leaveawish, a wall for leaving wishes, prayers and messages in memory of those who lost their lives to breast cancer, or who are still fighting it out. Some merchandise was also sold to raise money for charity by members of the student council like Pink flowers, themed cupcakes, breast cancer awareness ribbons.




UCB spreads smiles on World Smile Day

posted 4 Nov 2017, 01:20 by UCB Admin   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 01:12 ]

What could be a better way to celebrate World Smile Day other than bringing a smile on children’s faces. UCB celebrated the World Smile Day by bringing a smile on the faces of children at Al Sanabel Orphan Care Society, Bahrain and on the faces of the student volunteers who participated in this. It was a day full of fun, smiles, laughter and games when UCB volunteers planned to spend the day with about 50 children at the Al Sanabel Orphan Care Society. Musical Chair, Face painting, pin the tail, straw catching games were the highlights of the day that kept all children interested. Each student was also treated with happy meals and lots of other things. There were gifts for all from UCB and many students contributed in bringing goodies, toys, gifts, juices and food for the children there. Winners of different games were also awarded. The cheerfulness on the faces of the orphans there brought a feeling of self-righteousness in all the volunteers.



UCB Celebrates International Day of Elderly Persons

posted 4 Nov 2017, 01:13 by UCB Admin   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 01:13 ]

UCB celebrated International Day of Elderly Persons in a unique way by visiting the patients at the NBB Elderly Home in Isa Town. The idea behind the visit was to spend time with the elderly people who are living alone there. Both the patients and the student volunteers were delighted to spend time together. The elderly shared their stories with children, shared their experience. The students on the other hand listened to the patiently and showered them with love and attention. The most important thing for the elderly patients is the feeling that someone is there is listen to them and is giving them affection and time. The staff of the Elderly Home showed the students around the whole place like the physiotherapy room, the kitchen area and other facilities available for the patients. Both the patients and the volunteers had tears in their eyes on parting from each other. UCB also gifted two wheelchairs for the patients there.



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