United Arab Emirates University - United Arab Emirates
Established in 2001, Ahlia University (AU) was the first private University to be licensed by the Government of Bahrain. AU is an autonomous institution, independently chartered, funded and managed by the private sector. In addition to the Bahrain’s Higher Education Council, all professional programmes offered by AU are also recognised by highly reputed and distinguished leading 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.

Global Competitiveness: a Common Goal in a Digital Society
3rd Sustainability International Conference
برعاية كريمة من لدن صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير خليفة بن سلمان آل خليفة رئيس الوزراء حفظه الله ورعاه
Jointly organised by WASD and the College of Business and Economics (CBE), United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates 2005
21-23 November 2005

The central to WASD’s 3rd conference were the roles and effects globalisation and technology have had in sustainable development. The highlights of the conference touched on corruption, foreign direct investments in least-developed countries, innovation, and even measuring sustainable development.

This volume represents a selection of 57 papers presented during conference. The conference focused on “Globalization, Technology and Sustainable Development”. The selected papers have an interesting profile covering a wide geographical spectrum after the review process.

The different papers have an interesting profile on the state of business, technology, innovation and sustainable development (SD). However Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Knowledge Management, Investment, Trade and SD are the main themes in this volume.

Editor: Professor Allam Ahmed

ISBN: 1-903721-00-8

Year: 2005

Pages: 566

Together We Are Safe is a pioneering initiative led by Students from Ahlia University Bahrain as part of their marketing and management study course and under close academic supervision of Dr. Anji Ben Hamed, former Director of Ahlia Centre for Entrepreneurship. Together We Are Safe emphasises on tolerance, acceptance, love and integrity, and to cleanse all types of extremism which lead us to build a culture filled with love, peace and togetherness. Students believe that all religions accept the others regardless of their colour, gender, nationality, faith, orientation and people live with each other and accept each others religions, by cleansing all types of religious extremism.
In collaboration with AU, WASD runs regular training workshops on the key factors that are influencing human development and capacity building in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Gulf Region.  Examples of the training workshops include: Executive Leadership and Performance Improvement in the Public and Private Sectors and Global Business Environment and Entrepreneurship. In 2013, WASD in partnership with Ahlia organised an international seminar part of the Meridian Series entitled “Innovation and Development: Role of Human Capital”. The objective of the seminar is to highlight the importance of innovation and human capital development in the new economy. The seminar aims to stimulate creative thinking and enhance capabilities to contribute top the growth and development of the Bahraini economy. More details about the event can be found here.
On behalf of WASD, and AU we would like to thank all various institutions and individuals for supporting our activities in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We are also grateful for all National and International Press and Media agencies who provided an excellent media coverage of al our various activities in the Kingdom of Bahrain.