Governance, Academic and Scientific cooperation
Our academic cooperation experiences a real accomplishment with the French Arabian Business School (FABS), delivering an ESSEC-MBA. Hosted by the Arabian Gulf University(AGU) since 2011, this diploma was designed by the prestigious French ESSEC Business School, (whose Master in Management was ranked 4th in the world in 2018 by the Financial Times).
The Aix-Marseille University (AMU) also allows a set of cooperation programmes, particularly with the University of Bahrain, in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) and the ENA – French National School of Administration. It offers a Master in Public Management that was launched in 2016. In the continuation of this Master, a doctorate school / research institute in public administration, operated under the aegis of the same AMU was inaugurated in February 2019.
Other projects initiated in 2019, like the creation of a Master in Law and Sports Management and a research programme in the field of genetics are strengthening the scientific and academic exchanges between the two countries.
Beside the academic cooperation, medical partnership has been for many years a very significant field of cooperation. Beside the above mentioned programme of specialization to offer to young doctors in French hospitals (started in July 2019), a contract was signed in January 2019 between Ministry of Interior and Greater Paris University Hospitals. Already implemented, it aims at modernizing the emergency medical care service of the Kingdom and ambulances management.
Numerous other projects such as judicial studies, preservation of the environment, women and children rights or urban planning have been recently the fields of successful cooperation and are introducing regularly in the Bahrain-France relationship new scenarios of common enrichment.