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
Bahrain Polytechnic produces professional and enterprising graduates with the 21st century skills necessary for the needs of the community locally, regionally, and internationally.
- Towards Sustainability
Bahrain Polytechnic will progress towards a sustainable model of diversified funding, operations and governance including: consultancy, research collaborations, continuing education offerings, internationalization and commercialization with industry and Government. Towards Sustainability.
- Graduate Success
Bahrain Polytechnic will be recognized for the unique qualities of its graduates: enterprising individuals, well prepared through future oriented, innovative education and internationally accredited programmes, to take their place in a world of greater opportunity and complexity.
- Assurance of Learning
Bahrain Polytechnic will, as its highest priority represent excellence in academic and business practices, underpinned by quality assurance.
- Engagement for Impact
Bahrain Polytechnic will foster active and positive engagement with its stakeholders nationally, regionally and globally to enhance its contribution to social and economic wellbeing.
- Added Value Research and Entrepreneurship
Bahrain Polytechnic is developing a value-added research culture to engage in solving societal and industrial problems and enhance opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.