It is a privilege, honour and pleasure to be serving you as the second President of the Applied Science University and to build on the vision and tireless efforts of Professor Waheeb Al-Khaja, the Founding President of the University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of the Board of Directors.
The Applied Science University was established with a vision to be a distinguished academic institution promoting quality education to fulfil the needs of the market. We all need to work hand in hand in order to support the Chairman’s vision, who believed from the very outset, that university education is a strategic option for developing the human capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
We are fortunate to be housed in a state-of-the-art campus, but, more importantly, we have an excellent and diverse academic staff who come from over 25 countries supported by a committed and capable administrative workforce. It goes without saying that students are at the heart of all that we do and their development is our top priority.
The University has gained recognition from regional and international organisations. It is a full member of the following university associations: Association of Arab Universities (AArU), the International Association of Universities (IAU), the Association of Arab and European Universities (AEUA) and the Arab Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (Arab ACRAO).
We are embarking on exciting partnership opportunities with international academic institutions, particularly in the UK, and this is in line with the higher education and research strategies recently launched by the Higher Education Council in Bahrain. Such partnerships will clearly place ASU on the international map.
I wish all our students success and sincerely hope that you will enjoy life at ASU.
Professor Ghassan Fouad Aouad