Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat's Participation at the 20th ICIF, Rome, Italy 3-4 My 2018

posted 6 May 2018, 08:45 by UCB Admin   [ updated 6 May 2018, 08:50 ]

Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration Department at University College of Bahrain (UCB), presented his co-authored research paper (with Latifa H. Al-Qassab) titled "Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks in Bahrain: Depositors' Awareness" at the 20th International Conference on Islamic Finance (ICIF) held in Rome Italy on 3-4 May 2018. The research paper was well received by the conference's participants and Dr. Hidayat also obtained valuable feedback from the participants which can improve the paper before publication. Dr. Hidayat thanks UCB's management for the invaluable support provided. This is an example of UCB's commitment towards supporting research activities of its faculty members, Dr. Hidayat said.






Visit of Bogor Agricultural University's Rector to UCB Campus

posted 10 Mar 2018, 23:06 by UCB Admin   [ updated 10 Mar 2018, 23:08 ]

   On 7th March 2018, Bogor Agricultural University's Rector Dr. Arif Satria and his team members visited University College of Bahrain (UCB) Campus. The rector met UCB's President Professor Salah A. Emara and Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat. During the visit, both parties discussed ways of improving the cooperation between the two institutions. UCB and Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in November 2015. Bogor Agricultural University is ranked by QS as one of the top 100 universities in the world for agricultural related studies in 2018.



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.




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