09 August, 2014

BIBF Deputy Director meets University of London pro Vice-chancellor

The topics

(From left): BIBF Deputy Director Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh and University of Londonrsquo;s pro Vice-chancellor (international) and Chief Executive Dr. Mary Stiasny.

(From left): BIBF Deputy Director Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh and University of London’s pro Vice-chancellor (international) and Chief Executive Dr. Mary Stiasny.

Manama, BIBF, Saturday, 9th August, 2014 - BIBF Deputy Director Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh recently met with the University of London's (UoL) pro Vice-chancellor (international) and Chief Executive Dr. Mary Stiasny.

The meeting, held in the United Kingdom, is aimed at strengthening cooperation in the area of academic programmes, and comes as part of BIBF's current academic expansion plans.

The topics discussed at the meeting included the implementation of an agreement signed earlier to establish BIBF as a recognised centre for the UoL international programmes, which will entitle BIBF students to a number of rewards and benefits.

"Fostering academic relationships with the most prestigious international universities is a strategic priority of the Institute," said Dr. Al-Shaikh.

"These relationships demonstrate our longstanding commitment to academic quality. Our focus is to offer specialist international programmes which meet the needs of the labour market, especially in the areas of finance, banking, and technical and managerial services for students in Bahrain and the region," he added.

Currently, BIBF offers many academic programmes in cooperation with international universities such as the University of DePaul (USA) and University of Bangor (UK).

It also provides a wide range of internationally-accredited training and vocational certification courses covering various professional business skills in cooperation with leading global institutions and associations.



About BIBF
BIBF plays a vital role in the training and development of human capital for the business sector of the Kingdom of Bahrain. BIBF also partners with numerous world-class institutions such as DePaul university and Bangor university, delivering thought leadership, research and advisory, assessment and training solutions in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Academic, Executive development, Banking, Leadership and Management, Insurance as well as Islamic Finance and Information Technology.

BIBF also has over 300 different courses offered in the field of business which come alongside tailor-made training solutions based on organisational requirements; specialised programmes taught by leading market specialists; and professional qualifications and degree programmes in partnership with accredited international organisations.

Since its inception in 1981, BIBF has grown from training 450 applicants a year primarily within the banking industry, to 20,000, drawing participants from all sectors in the field of business. This growth allowed the BIBF to qualify over 200,000 learners in the last 3 decades.

BIBF's faculty is comprised of business veterans, academics and qualified senior industry professionals. BIBF also has a very strong international presence, and has made its mark with clients in Asia, Africa, Europe, USA and the Middle East.

For further information please contact the BIBF Marketing & Communications Department:

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