The first meeting of the Educational Projects Company (EPC) to establish the Royal University for Women (RUW) Founding Committee took place in February 2002. According to letter No. 1/1/9 issued by the Royal Court dated 09 July 2002, and Ministerial Order No. 146/2002, dated 16 July 2002 issued by the Ministry of Education; a special university for women was licensed for operation. In letter No. 304/2002 dated 02 November 2002 issued by the Ministry of Education, the name ‘Royal University for Women’ was confirmed. RUW opened enrolments in a temporary venue in October 2005. In August 2006, the RUW permanent campus in Riffa was opened.
Board of Trustees of RUW
|Mr. Fahad Abdulla Al-Zamil||Chairman|
|Dr. Gordon Gee||Member|
|Dr. Aref Abdulla Al Ashban||Member|
|Dr. Maha Baker Abdullah BinBakr||Member|
|H.H Mrs. Hala Al Ansari||Member|
|Dr. Basmah Al-Zamil||Member|
|Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Jumaan||Member|
|Mr. Essa Mohammed Najibi||Member|
|Prof. Yusra Mouzughi||RUW President|
Welcome Note From The Chairman
Dear Royal University for Women family, new students and parents,
On behalf of the University’s Board of Trustees, I welcome you to Royal University for Women. It is my profound honour to be welcoming you as Chairman of the RUW Board of Trustees and Board of Directors. RUW was founded by the esteemed Mr. Mohammed Al Zamil whose absence will always be felt but whose vision I am proud to uphold and continue to build upon.
Royal University for Women (RUW) is the ﬁrst private, purpose-built, international University in the Kingdom of Bahrain dedicated solely to the higher education of women. RUW’s initial degree programmes were designed in collaboration with two reputed universities, McGill University in Canada and Middlesex University in the U.K. We are proud that RUW provides our students with a conducive environment in which to develop vibrant personalities, create leaders, dynamic decision makers, independent thinkers and community conscious individuals. Our main focus is on academic excellence and personal development.
RUW’s curriculum is designed to meet internationally recognized standards. Our custom-built campus serves undergraduate students in four Colleges as well as graduate students of College of Art & Design. RUW is proud of its Memorandum of Understanding with West Virginia University, USA. This MoU is aimed at developing undergraduate and graduate programmes, enhancing pedagogical skills of faculty, student exchange and organizing workshops and conferences.
RUW is proud to celebrate its milestone of 10th year of ‘Journey of Excellence’ and has achieved many accolades, rewards and recognition during these years. The accomplishments of the past year are remarkable and extraordinary.
In June 2017, RUW witnessed with pride, the graduation of its ninth cohort of students. These young women represent not only the aspirations of their families but also hold the key to the bright future of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
RUW’s commitment to Quality is evidenced in the important milestones received in the past 10 years. RUW received the grade ‘good’ in HEC rating, which is the highest grade for the private university. In the year 2014, CBFS received ‘Confidence’ in all three programmes in the Programmes-within-College. Additionally, in the AY 2015-16 the College received the validation of the NQF mapping of two of its programmes. RUW became one of the first two universities listed on National Qualifications Framework, which is a significant accomplishment by the university in its endeavor for providing quality education.
I trust that the wide scope of activities offered by each of the colleges will give you a clear perspective of how excellence is ingrained in all our practices whether in academia or in student life.
I extend my sincere thanks to the Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, Faculty and all Administrative Staff Members for their dedication and their commitment to excellence.
Finally, I welcome you to Royal University for Women – which we believe is truly a place ‘Where Women Excel’.
Fahad Al Zamil,
RUW Board of Trustees and Board of Directors