RUW

Royal University for Women Inaugurates the First Centre for Italian Language and Culture in Kingdom of Bahrain

24,Oct 2019

Under the Patronage of His Excellency Mr. Domenico Bellato, Ambassador of Italy to Kingdom of Bahrain, and within the occasion of XIXth Week of Italian Language in the World, Royal University for Women (RUW) inaugurated the First Centre for Italian Language and Culture in kingdom of Bahrain. With the presence of H.E Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and H.E Shaikha Aysha bint Ahmad Al Khalifa, Director of European Affairs and European Union Directorate as well as Dr. Naser Mohamed Yusuf Al-Balooshi, Ambassador of Kingdom of Bahrain to Italy alongside Dr. David Stewart, Acting President of Royal University for Women and members of RUW’s Board of Trustees, Deans, and Directors of the various departments.

The event started with a speech by His Excellency Mr. Domenico Bellato, Ambassador of Italy to Kingdom of Bahrain, in which he expressed his pride in inaugurating the First Italian Centre for Language and Culture in the region and in Kingdom of Bahrain specifically. H.E the Ambassador explained that Italian Language is the language of arts, emotions and architecture, and it will allow students to explore the culture of Italy and its history.

After that, His Excellency Mr. Domenico Bellato took a tour around the centre, where he met RUW students who are taking Italian Language Course in Royal University for Women. He also took a tour in the exhibition where it had the projects of Italian course students, featuring famous women in Italian arts and theater. The exhibition also included projects of Architecture students with modern-style artworks displayed.

The tour was followed by a lecture featured Prof. Marco Ruffini from University of Sapienza in Rome, Italy, the title of the lecture was “Leonardo Da Vinci and Michel Angelo: Masters and Rivals”. Students have widened their knowledge about Art, History and techniques of artworks related to both artists.

The President of Royal University for Women, Dr. David Stewart, expressed that the university is proud for being the first university in Kingdom of Bahrain to offer the Italian Language Course. He also stressed that this Centre comes as a success of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between Royal University for Women and Embassy of Italy.