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University of Technology Bahrain (UTB) and enma Training and Human Resources Development Institute signed a memorandum of understanding for collaborative projects in the fields of tech-specialised professional training.

Dr. Hasan Almulla, President of UTB, stated that the memorandum of understanding has been studied and verified for its feasibility and added value to university stakeholders including students, graduates, and industry partners through provision of international professional certificates foremost in the fields of artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

Dr. Mohammed Derbas, Managing Director of enma Training and Human Resources Development Institute, explained that the Institute seeks to cooperate and provide support to UTB by linking and developing a professional scientific and professional cooperation relationship between the University and the world’s leading partners in the United States, covering the fields of AI, machine learning, data science, competency management, and strategy science, to serve achieving the UTB’s current and future objectives.

The MoU embodies the general framework that establishes and defines areas of cooperation between UTB and the Institute, which will provide quality services to a large segment of partners, including students currently enrolled in the University’s programmes, as well as alumni, public and private sector institutions and working professionals.

Additionally, the memorandum focuses on achieving a set of pivotal and important goals for providing accreditation to the University in the field of AI and machine learning from the Artificial Intelligence Board of America (ARTIBA) and data science from the Data Science Council of America (DASCA), granting UTB the right to offer international professional programmes that are globally classified among the top five professional qualifications in the world in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The accreditation grant also enables the establishment of an excellence centre at UTB in the fields of AI and machine learning, as well as data science – a milestone and a quantum leap in the University’s prosperous journey.

The pivotal objectives of the memorandum that include supporting the UTB’s approach to strengthen its bonds and interdependence with the business and industry community in the Kingdom of Bahrain are noteworthy, whereby it will present initiatives to develop the executive management and leadership responsible for managing AI, data science, human resources and strategic management by offering professional programmes that are presented by prestigious and globally-classified bodies for professional qualifications in the disciplines of strategy, and performance and competency measurement, which are offered in prominent global universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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