Ahlia University

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Ahlia University
Type Private
Established 2001; 16 years ago (2001)
President Prof. Dr Mansoor Alali
Location Manama, Bahrain
Website www.ahlia.edu.bh

Ahlia University (AU) is a private university situated in the heart of Manama, Bahrain.

Established in 2001, Ahlia University was the first private university to be licensed by the Government of Bahrain.

Ahlia University is an autonomous institution, independently chartered, funded and managed by the private sector. The programmes offered by AU are recognised by Bahrain’s Higher Education Council as well as by universities in the UK and USA. The university was amongst the first Bahraini private Universities to be recognized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Higher Education.

Ahlia University has six colleges:

  • College of Arts, Science and Education
  • College of Business and Finance
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Information Technology
  • College of Graduate Studies and Research
  • College of Medical and Health Sciences


Coordinates: 26°14′09″N 50°35′35″E / 26.2359°N 50.5930°E / 26.2359; 50.5930