The university partners with Google Developers Group (GDG) Manama to offer free training programs to students across the country. The training programs were offered via UoB’s Coding Academy and were available for students from multiple backgrounds from the Kingdom’s universities.


The initiative aims to familiarize students with emerging disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), Data Science, and Web Technologies. This is in line with the Kingdom’s growing emphasis on raising a future generation of skilled workforce that can take the homegrown digital economy and technology sectors to new highs. Students who successfully completed the programs were issued certificates using the university’s proprietary blockchain technology, which is one of the first universities globally to issue digital diplomas anchored in blockchain.