UNICOIL receives Kuwaiti quality mark

Updated 27 January 2016
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UNICOIL receives Kuwaiti quality mark

Universal Metal Coating Company Ltd. (UNICOIL), headquartered in Jubail Industrial City, received the Kuwaiti quality mark in another first achievement added to its list of accreditations, which include SASO’s Saudi quality mark, ESMA’s Emirates quality mark, JSMO’s Jordan quality mark and the ISO Quality Certificate for UNICOIL’s Galvanized Steel products.
UNICOIL is described as the only Saudi and Arab company to receive several quality marks outside its home country. A company spokesperson explained that the international quality certificates, and the local and Arab quality marks awarded to UNICOIL clearly recognize the quality fundamentals upheld by the company since its inception in 1997. UNICOIL’s products are the most compliant with international standards and the best known for outstanding quality in Saudi and regional markets.
UNICOIL, in addition to its standing as the largest galvanized steel manufacturer in the GCC, is also MENA’s oldest and largest manufacturer of pre-painted galvanized steel, boasting the highest production capacity region-wide.
It caters to the bulk of the Kingdom’s demand, and exports to regional and international markets.
UNICOIL claims to be the largest value-added steel manufacturer in Saudi Arabia, using a push-pull pickling line with a production capacity of 400,000 tons per annum, a cold rolling mill with a production capacity of 340,000 tons per annum, a continuous galvanizing line with a production capacity of 250,000 tons per annum.


First American university to open doors in Bahrain

Updated 26 March 2019
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First American university to open doors in Bahrain

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), the first purpose-built American university in the country, is set to open its doors in September.

Built on a 75,000-square-meter plot in the Riffa area, the AUBH campus is designed by the US-based architects Ayers Saint Gross (ASG), who have designed a number of US university campuses. The new AUBH campus will feature modern classrooms and labs, as well as a state-of-the-art auditorium, student commons and athletic facilities.

AUBH has received institutional approval by the Higher Education Council (HEC) of the Ministry of Education in Bahrain and plans to launch its schools of engineering, architecture and design, and business in the 2019-2020 academic year. 

The AUBH board selected Dr. Susan E. Saxton, an internationally experienced executive, to lead AUBH as founding president. 

“We are very confident in the academic prospects of the Kingdom and look forward to the American University of Bahrain solidifying the country’s position as an education hub in the GCC and wider Arab region,” said Dr. Saxton.  

“Higher education plays an integral part in advancing economies by addressing the skills needed for the next generation of workforce. The American University of Bahrain will provide the necessary academia to support the Kingdom’s 2030 vision while enriching students with a holistic university experience,” she added. 

“Students enrolling in AUBH will be exposed to a university life that is very much influenced by collaborative learning, critical thinking and technical education in an American style university environment. Beyond the academic education that the students will receive, they will receive mentorship in soft skills and competencies including problem solving, negotiation and creative thinking with the purpose of empowering the next generation with the confidence, leadership and professionalism skills required in the workforce. They will also be able to experience social, athletic and other extra-curricular activities making AUBH home,” said Dr. Saxton.

Prior to joining AUBH, Dr. Saxton was the chief executive officer, Int. and SVP Innovation and Emerging Strategies for the University of St. Augustine, a Laureate Education institution; chief strategy and development officer for the International Baccalaureate Organization in The Hague; and chief strategy officer, chief academic officer and senior vice president for Laureate Education Inc. Global Products and Services Division. Dr. Saxton holds two doctorate degrees in business and human services, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Liverpool in the UK, a Master’s of Science in Business Administration (MSBA)   from Boston University and a BA from Wellesley College in the US.