Royal University for Women (RUW) is the first private, purpose-built, international university in the Kingdom of Bahrain dedicated solely to educating women. RUW provides a comfortable environment in which to create leaders, develop vibrant personalities, dynamic decision makers, independent thinkers and community-conscious individuals. Our main focus is on academic excellence and personal development. RUW's initial degree programmes were designed in collaboration with two reputed universities, McGill University in Canada and Middlesex University in the U.K.
The first meeting of the Educational Projects Company (EPC) to establish the Royal University for Women (RUW) Founding Committee took place in February 2002. According to letter No. 1/1/9 issued by the Royal Court dated 09 July 2002, and Ministerial Order No. 146/2002, dated 16 July 2002 issued by the Ministry of Education; a special university for women was licensed for operation. In letter No. 304/2002 dated 02 November 2002 issued by the Ministry of Education, the name ‘Royal University for Women’ was confirmed. RUW opened enrolments in a temporary venue in October 2005. In August 2006, the RUW permanent campus in Riffa was opened.
West Riffa, Southern, Bahrain