Mon, 01 April 2019
The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), the first purpose-built American university in the Kingdom, is set to open its doors in September 2019; promising a fresh new approach in programme delivery and infrastructure development, significantly changing the landscape of higher education in the country.
Built on a 75,000sq/m plot in Riffa, the campus is designed by the US-based global architects Ayers Saint Gross (ASG), who have created a number of renowned US university campuses. It will feature modern classrooms and labs, as well as a state-of-the-art auditorium, student commons and athletic facilities.
AUBH has received institutional approval by the Higher Education Council (HEC) of the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain and plans to launch its schools of Engineering, Architecture and Design, and Business in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Dr Susan E Saxton, an internationally experienced executive, will lead AUBH as founding president.