Established by His Majesty
Bahrain Polytechnic was established by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa by Royal Decree No. 65 for the year 2008. Bahrain Polytechnic is governed by a Board of Trustees by Royal Decree No.55 for the year 2021, that is chaired by H.E. Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak, and includes renowned industry and community leaders.
The Royal Decree establishes the Polytechnic as a Governmental Higher Education Institution and gives the Board of Trustees the right to approve and grant certificates and qualifications in the disciplines taught at the Polytechnic, including the first Bahrain Polytechnic Bachelor students who met the graduation requirements in July 2013.
Bahrain Polytechnic was officially inaugurated by H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) on 30th November 2008. It was a milestone in testing and demonstrating Marketing and Communications capabilities and achievements.
H.R.H. Prince Salman toured the campus with two members of Bahrain Polytechnic Student Council and also interacted with other students and staff members inside their classrooms.
The high-profile attendees, which included government VIP figures, shed light on the importance of Bahrain Polytechnic and its role in building Bahrain’s next generation of leaders.
The overall feedback was outstanding, as the VIP attendees praised the efforts and detail apparent in planning and organising an event of such magnitude.
About Bahrain Polytechnic
Bahrain Polytechnic has been established by the Bahrain Government to address the need for a skilled Bahraini labour force, with the aim of supporting economic growth and diversification.
Bahrain Polytechnic delivers applied, professional and technical qualifications. Graduates will be work-ready; confident and competent, aware of what is expected of them in the professional world, and able to perform to their full potential.
Programmes, qualifications and courses, and the underlying methodology of how they are delivered are developed in consultation with businesses, industries, professions, international education and training institutions. This strategy, set by the Board of Trustees, will ensure that Bahrain Polytechnic graduates meet the needs of the labour market, thus supplying Bahrain’s economy with a source of highly skilled graduates.
Vision, Mission and Values
To positively disrupt future ways of living, learning & working, to build new partnerships that strengthen innovation and mobility, to create new and exciting opportunities for our students, industries, and communities.
The Polytechnic is an applied learner centred institute that produces new knowledge, innovations, and is at the heart of local and regional communities to promote education, innovation, well-being, and enterprise. Our mission is to make the Polytechnic accessible to everyone, through our distributive campuses, in a physical, blended, and online form, in full-time and part-time modes.
Through our people, we will commit to work collectively across the faculties and administration to deliver our 2026 objectives by leveraging technology, relationships, and resources. This theme will come to life through empowering our people, creating a vibrant campus, developing our human capital, and creating pathways to sustainability.
Employability, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise, and Innovation (EEEI)
We will positively impact the economy and society through our distributive campuses to ensure education, upskilling, and reskilling is accessible to everyone, whilst increasing career readiness and applied research opportunities for our students and our industry partners.
This theme will come to life through widening and broadening access, tackling upskilling and reskilling challenges, encouraging an entrepreneurial and innovation culture, and expanding offerings and experiential opportunities.
Partnership & Engagement
We will strengthen and redefine existing partnerships whilst developing new strategic partnerships for the benefit of our students, industry partners, alumni, and the national economy with the aim of improving education, health, research and innovation, and the economic well-being of our communities. This theme will come to life through valuing our alumni, redefining relationships, engaging with stakeholders, and futureproofing our relationships and resources.