|Cardiff Metropolitan University|
Cardiff Metropolitan can trace its heritage back to 1865, with the formation of Cardiff’s first School of Art and now in 2015, offers over 100 different courses, spread between five schools, across two campuses, with over 12,000 students. It is a truly global community, with connections stretching across the globe. In 2014, Cardiff Metropolitan recorded its highest ever level of overall student satisfaction and remains the highest ranked ‘new’ (post 1992) university in Wales.In 2015, the university celebrated its 150th anniversary.
ASU partners with CMU to offer two bachelor’s programmes taught in English:
With the opening of these programmes, students will be able to gain internationally recognised UK qualifications in business subjects while studying in Bahrain. On successful completion of their programme, students will be awarded a degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
|London South Bank University|
Established as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892, the original aim of London South Bank University (LSBU) was ‘to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women’, which remains remarkably similar today. Our continuous focus on vocational education and professional opportunity allows them to produce graduates who can meet the challenges of today’s workplace.
ASU partners with LSBU to offer two bachelor’s programmes taught in English:
With the opening of these programmes, students will be able to gain internationally recognised UK qualifications in engineering subjects while studying in Bahrain. On successful completion of their programme, students will be awarded a degree from London South Bank University.
AACSB International is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Its mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education, so that business education is aligned with the needs of business practice and so that business schools have a positive impact on business and society. AACSB offers membership and accreditation to colleges (not universities).
ASU’s College of Administrative Sciences is a member of AACSB, as the first step towards gaining AACSB accreditation for ASU’s business-related programmes.
|Association of Chartered Certified Accountants|
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904 and is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA or FCCA). ACCA accredits programmes conducted by educational institutions worldwide, so that students registering for ACCA professional qualifications can receive a level of exemption which matches the knowledge and skills gained through their previous qualification.
ASU’s Bachelor in Accounting & Finance programme is an ACCA Accredited Programme, which allows ASU graduates to gain certain exemptions from professional exams.
|Higher Education Academy, UK|
The Higher Education Academy, UK (HEA) has a mission is to improve student learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education. Working with governments, ministries, universities and academics across the globe, HEA focuses on improving approaches to teaching, and individual teaching practice, to help improve students’ experience of higher education and to raise the profile of teaching.
ASU partners with HEA on academic professional development, to ensure that teaching is of the highest quality. Currently (Nov 2017) over 50% of ASU academic staff are either qualified as, or working towards becoming, Fellows of the HEA.
|The Association of Arab Universities|
The Association of Arab Universities (AARU) is a non-governmental organization formed by the Arab League in 1964 and based in Jordan since 1984. Its membership includes 280 Arab universities. Its mission is to assist and coordinate the efforts of Arab universities to prepare capable graduates who can serve their Arab communities and preserve its unified culture and civilization, as well as to assist in developing its natural resources.
ASU is an active member of AARU, contributing to the Association’s aims and promoting the image of Bahrain.
|The International Association of Universities (IAU)|
The International Association of Universities (IAU) was founded in 1950 and is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.
ASU is an active member of IAU, contributing to the Association’s aims and promoting the image of Bahrain.
|The Ministry of Education |
The Applied Science University has earned its licence from the Ministry of Education according to the decree issued by the Minister’s Council No. (WD 140/2004) dated 5th July 2004 making it one of the first private universities in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
|Capital Governorate, Kingdom of Bahrain|
ASU partners with the Capital Governorate through a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake collaborative activities to benefit ASU students and Bahraini society in general.
|Social Media Club|
ASU partners with Social Media Club through a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake collaborative activities including joint events and training.
|Bahrain Small & Medium Enterprises Society|
ASU partners with the Bahrain Small & Medium Enterprises Society through a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake collaborative activities including joint events and training with a focus on entrepreneurship.
|Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society|
ASU partners with the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society through a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake collaborative activities which focus on enhancing the role of women in business.
|International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) |
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) founded in 1991, is a world-wide association of organisations that is active in the theory and practice of quality assurance (QA) in higher education (HE). INQAAHE thus offers its members the many benefits of being part of such an active group of workers in QA in HE.
ASU has been an associate member of INQAAHE since 2015, and is thus benefiting from the continuously changing HE quality assurance practices used around the world as well as sharing some of our quality assurance practices by attending some of the forums and conferences organized or hosted by INQAAHE.