In 1980, the public University of the Arabian Gulf in Bahrain (Arabian Gulf University) was founded. The abbreviation of this educational center is AGU. The university campus is located in the small town of Manama.
The University of the Arabian Gulf is on the list of 5% of the strongest educational institutions in the world. In the national rating this institution for many years occupies an honorable first line.
The University of the Arabian Gulf in Bahrain is a small university with about 1500 students. This is one of the few educational institutions where the number of foreign students among students exceeds the number of citizens of the country - in AGU foreign students more than 70%. The academic staff includes about 170 teachers. Most of them are foreign specialists.