The University of Chester is exploring the possibility of delivering a number of programmes in Bahrain in conjunction with one of the most prestigious training institutions in the Middle East.
Director General of the Bahrain Training Institute (BTI), Hameed Saleh Abdulla, and Director of Research and Planning, Dr Jaleel Talaq, have visited the University to continue negotiations for an international collaboration between the two institutions.
The partnership agreement has the potential to deliver a wide range of joint programmes, including the delivery of a part-time MBA at the BTI.
Discussions are also continuing for the University to accredit an MA in Sustainable Development. To facilitate this, both institutions have been working with sustainable development specialists, the Barrie Oxtoby Partnership, which assists organisations with the delivery of challenging projects by building internal leadership capability.
Founder of the Barrie Oxtoby Partnership and Visiting Professor at the University of Chester, Barrie Oxtoby, said: “This visit represented the beginning of a great opportunity for the University to support BTI in sustainable development and beyond.”
Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management, Professor Des Hickie, added: “The BTI has 4,000 full time students, and is one of the most esteemed training institutions in the Middle East. These are exciting times, which could potentially lead to many innovative academic developments between our two institutions.”
During his visit, Director General of BTI, Hameed Saleh Abdulla, commented: “We have visited the University of Chester to see the programmes, courses and facilities on offer, and to look at ways in which we can work with the University on a number of programmes in training and development.
“It has been a very good visit, and we are very hopeful that we can work with the University in the future.”