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|President||Prof. Mansoor Alali|
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 five colleges:
- College of Arts and Science
- College of Business and Finance
- College of Engineering
- College of Information Technology
- College of Medical and Health Sciences
The university includes a deanship of student affairs and a deanship of graduate studies and research, in addition to a number of centres.