The post-graduate degree partner of the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), University of Strathclyde has won the coveted title of Times Higher Education’s University of the Year as the first University to win the award twice.
The prestigious accolade was awarded to the University ahead of five other shortlisted institutions and recognises its overall strategy of engaging with business, industry and government, investing in students and developing socially progressive policies.
It is the second time Strathclyde has been named Times Higher Education University of the Year having also won the title in 2012.
The “THE” University of the Year award honours Strathclyde’s return to its founding vision as the ‘place of useful learning’ and praises it as an exemplar of an institution that has taken on a vital social mission and excelled in delivering on that goal.
The BIBF has successfully offered and developed the well-established Strathclyde MBA degree since 1995, with its Triple Accreditation placing the BIBF graduates in the top 1 percent of elite school graduates globally.
Recently, the BIBF has launched the Master’s Degree in Financial Technology (FinTech) in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, to equip the Bahraini and International workforce with the broad set of skills and knowledge required in the ever-evolving sector to take advantage of the opportunities arising from FinTech. The first cohort is expected to start in February 2020.
Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded this honor which reflects the educational, social and economic contribution of our staff and students over the last year.”
BIBF’s Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh, extended his warmest congratulations to the team of the University of Strathclyde on this outstanding achievement, stating, “The BIBF continuously strives to provide internationally-recognised education that matches local and regional business requirements, and our partnership with the University of Strathclyde is part of these efforts that are considered one of our primary initiatives to provide the opportunity for business professionals to receive one of the most highly sought after MBAs in the world.”