The President of Arabian Gulf University (AGU) Dr Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Ohaly, issued a decree appointing Dr Adel Kamal as Director of the Quality and Excellence Center at the university.  Dr Kamal has vast experience in administrative and academic work and the field of higher education quality. He previously served as the Academic Advisor in the Directorate of Higher Education Reviews in the Education and Training Quality Authority in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He worked as the Director of the Business Incubators Center at the University of Bahrain. He also taught at the University of Bahrain and Monash University in Australia.

Dr Kamal holds a PhD in Control Engineering from Bradford University, a Master’s Degree in Microprocessor Engineering from the same university, a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from City University in London, in addition to a Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leeds, UK. On this occasion, he commented: “Building a culture of quality within an institution is one of the foundations of the institution’s success in its efforts to improve and control quality. The university’s recent accreditation by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an indication of its accomplishment of the required quality standard according to international practices and proves the university’s keenness to achieve the highest standards of quality.”

Simultaneously, he affirmed the importance of programme accreditation due to its added value to the popularity and standing of the university and its academic programmes.  It is noteworthy that the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences is in the process of obtaining the academic accreditation of the American National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, which enables graduates to pursue their higher studies in the medical field in the United States of America.