“This MOU is an extension of the collective initiatives over the years between Alba and University of Bahrain in different fields,” said Ali Al Baqali, CEO of Alba. “This national partnership is set to enhance our joint efforts to invest in the Human Capital and accordingly build the capabilities of Bahraini nationals in line with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.”
This MOU will enable the two organizations to accelerate various joint research projects. This includes projects aimed at helping Alba adopt solar and renewable energy, thus securing a sustainable energy future for the generations to come. This initiative is aligned with the objectives of Bahrain’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan and the company’s strategic approach towards the shift to green aluminum.
Alba and the University of Bahrain have a long history of collaboration. Alba has provided support for hands-on training programs in various engineering and administrative disciplines. Engineers from the company are also involved in joint committees at the university as part of industrial and engineering programs.
The MOU will expand this cooperation through the further development of academic programs geared toward the industrial sector in Bahrain, as well as enable higher education students to conduct research and studies that will add value to Alba. In addition, provisions will be provided for the University’s internal training programs for both students and faculty, as well as the exchange of information for the issuance of joint scientific and technical publications.
“We are delighted to ink this MOU with one of the world’s leading aluminum producers,” said Prof. Riyad Y. Hamzah, president of the University of Bahrain. “This agreement will pave the way for enhanced cooperation, especially in the fields of scientific research, training, and academic programs.”