Welcome to Ahlia University. Ahlia was the first private University licensed by Bahrain Government and we enrolled our first students in February 2003. Since then we have grown in all aspects: more students, more courses, more international collaborations – while at the same time maintaining our reputation for the highest quality in higher education. I therefore feel a great sense of pride in the achievements of Ahlia’s students and staff as I write this welcome and I look forward to giving you a brief picture of life at Ahlia. Our story so far, our achievements in the past year and a glimpse of our future plans. Ahlia’s success derives from the contribution of its staff, the involvement of its stakeholders, the support of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the guidance of our Board of Trustees and our founding body, the Arab Academy for Research & Studies. To all of these, I offer our sincere thanks. As part of our ongoing development we have developed a new website. It will be an ever changing and developing communication tool as Ahlia University continues in its vision of being an outstanding regional and international University which expands the frontiers of knowledge and in so doing, enriches and elevates our society. We look forward to sharing our journey with you.