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The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), today re-opened its campus in Riffa, following an orientation session for the incoming Class of 2024 students. AUBH Chief Operating Officer, Mr William Hurt, outlined the University’s ‘Culture of Care’ philosophy to students and staff, in accordance with the Kingdoms Higher Education Council and Ministry of Health guidelines. This year’s cohort sees students of 13 nationalities commence degrees across three Colleges of Architecture & Design, Engineering and Business & Maagement. Seven new faculty members have joined the international staff, including program leads for the recently-announced programs of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering.

AUBH is ensuring the safety and wellbring of its students through a hybrid learning model across all programs. This solution allows AUBH Students to attend small group classes or maintain distance learning in a virtual setting, based on individual needs. The University continues to strive towards its vision to provide innovation in teaching and accessible learning, through the use of the latest technologies. Students were given a safety briefing, welcomed by the Student Council, and met with their Academic Advisors over the two-day orientation.

AUBH’s Founding President, Dr. Susan E. Saxton commented “Today was much anticipated, and we are thrilled to welcome students and staff safely back on campus. We have absolute faith in our ‘Culture of Care’ philosophy and strategy to ensure everyone’s well-being during their learning. I am impressed with the caliber of our Class of 2024, and see already that they embody the diversity and values of our holistic approach to education.”

The standard admission process is proceeding for the 2020-2021 academic year, closing on 24th September. Measures are in place to assist GCC students who have decided not to return to their international studies, with their seat reservation fee waived. The dedicated Admissions team is assisting students with applications by substituting exam requirements where students were not able to complete them abroad.