|SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION
Arcapita is substantially reliant on the skills, experience and commitment of its employees to attain the high standards of excellence which the Bank aims for in all of its business activities. In addition, whilst Arcapita has been successful in building a business model that leverages the benefits of the global business environment, the Bank also recognizes the challenges posed by globalization, as different cultures and political systems are brought together. To date, therefore, Arcapita has supported scholarships, as well as professorships, teaching posts and academic research at the universities of Harvard, Columbia and Duke in the United States, investing in educational excellence, as well as a deeper understanding of the Middle East and Islamic finance. In Bahrain, Arcapita is also a major supporter of the Crown Prince's International Scholarship Program, which takes Bahrain's brightest school leavers and funds their further education in world-class universities of the West.