It gives me great pleasure to welcome all new students to a promising year 2020-21 at Royal University for Women (RUW).
Since its establishment in 2005, RUW has offered undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which enable links with business and industry. Simultaneously, it emphasizes a strong foundation of general skills and knowledge through carefully designed curricula which were conceived with a focus on the requirements of the Bahraini Labour market. Today, as at the time of its inception, the University's teaching philosophy continues to be student-centered, innovative, and enterprising.
RUW’s purpose-built campus and residence facilities are dedicated to the education of women. As the first such institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain, RUW is proud of its Vision and ensures that its Mission is practiced in the classroom by its international academic faculty.
One of the milestones achieved by RUW is being the first private university in the Kingdom to accomplish the esteemed HEC accreditation. Over the past seven years RUW has undergone several Accreditations & Quality Reviews. RUW also received ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities) Accreditation in March 2018, which is internationally renowned quality standard for schools, colleges, universities and online learning providers, and is recognized by the UK Home Office. RUW is additionally listed as “Premier University”. College of Business and Financial Sciences received ‘Confidence’ in all three programmes in the Programmes-within-College review held in 2014 and recently received the validation of the NQF mapping of three of its programmes on Banking and Finance, Human resources, and International Business. College of Art & Design received full confidence in the Programme within College review held in 2016 for the following 4 programmes; Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design, Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts in Graphic design and Master of Design Management. RUW has also received excellent report from Pearson’s for the Foundation Programmes offered by the College of Art & Design.
In addition to this, the University is proud of its students who received Gold and Silver medals in the Bahrain National Skills 2017 and Bronze Medal in GCC skills competition, the 1st Prize of the Supreme Women Council Research Award, the Best Company award in National Competition in 2017 and 2018 as well as Best Social Impact Award for the year 2020 held by Injaz and second prize in Tradequest competition in 2018 and third prize in year 2020.
The total number of Graduates up to this academic year are 1085 and our alumnae maintain strong bond with RUW by joining the RUW Alumnae Association.
In the administrative sector, RUW witnessed a successful transition from ISO9001: 2008 to ISO9001:2015 Standard for Quality Management Systems and recertification in 2019.
Lastly, I would like to encourage all my students to give the next few years of their student life the best of efforts and energies in all their academic and co-curricular pursuits, work with energy, focus and diligence. I want them to make full use of the high quality health facilities available on campus which will enable a healthy and active lifestyle.
I wish my students every success in all their endeavours.
Dr. David Stewart
Royal University for Women