Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Universities in Brunei Darussalam

Universiti Brunei Darussalam UBD
Universiti Brunei Darussalam is Brunei's oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam with more than 300 academic staff and 2800 students in six faculties, namely Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Policies Studies.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) was established in 1985, opening its doors to the first intake of 176 students. Since then, UBD has seen an increase in the number of graduates, the introduction of new academic programmes, the enhancement of infrastructure and the development of graduate studies.

The university moved to its current location, Tungku Link, in 1995, an environment that is conducive for learning and research. UBD is guided by its four core values; people, expertise, relevance and leadership. Today, there are eight academic faculties, nine research institutes and six academic service centres ranging from Islamic Studies, Business, Arts, Science, Health Sciences, Asian Studies, Policy Studies, Education, Biodiversity and Integrated Technologies. 

In a relatively short period of time, UBD has advanced and expanded both academically and infrastructurally, producing influential leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. The university is always aligned to its mission of developing the individual and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the intellect, faith and culture, accomplished through the creation of an environment conducive to achieving excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, public service and professional practice.

In 2009, UBD announced the introduction of the GenNEXT Programme which is an education framework designed for students to excel according to their individual learning styles. Broad-based and trans-disciplinary, it provides the flexibility and adaptability necessary to ensure that students are able to fully explore their potential in a hands-on and accountable manner, while also providing thorough and rigorous training across the disciplines. The GenNEXT degree ensures that students emerge from Universiti Brunei Darussalam with a high-quality education that is catered to for their individual needs, as well as the needs of a constantly changing world environ­ment.

In 2011, UBD introduced the Discovery Year as part of the GenNEXT Programme, in which all students are required to leave the university for one year. This is to promote real-world experiential and design-centric learning; students are given the opportunity to gain community-based or international experience outside of the UBD campus.

The success of UBD students is not confined to the academic area only. In fact, UBD seeks to produce holistic and well-rounded graduates. This is in line with its motto, “Ke Arah Kesempurnaan Insan” or “Towards Human Excellence”. UBD aims to mold all-rounded individuals who are successful spiritually, academically and athletically.

Academic Faculties
Academy of Brunei Studies (APB)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Universiti Brunei Darussalam School of Business and Economics (SBE)
Faculty of Science (FOS)
Faculty of Integrated Technologies (FIT)
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE)
PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences (PAPRSB-IHS)
Research Institutes
Institute of Asian Studies (IAS)
Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement (ILIA)
Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
SOAS Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS)
e-Government Innovation Centre (eGInC)
UBD | IBM Centre
Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (IBER)
Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences (CAMES)
Centre for Advance Research (CARe)

website : http://www.ubd.edu.bn/

Brunei Institute of Technology/Institut Teknologi Brunei

Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), The Brunei national Engineering and Technology University.

ITB Brunei’s humble journey began in 1986 when it first opened its door to students wishing to pursue Higher National Diploma programmes in Business and Management, Computer and Information Systems, and Electrical and Communication Engineering. In 2008, ITB was upgraded to a full university status by His Majesty the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien. The programmes have since expanded to include full-pledged undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. ITB is known locally for its ‘hands on’ programmes and employability of its graduates. We are proud of our core values: Professional, Innovative, Integrity, Passionate and Engaging.

ITB aspires to become a ranked engineering and technology university in the Southeast Asia by 2018. We are now starting to implement initiatives on our three Strategic Focus areas: (1) Teaching and Learning; (2) Research Excellence and (3)Community Engagement. It will be a steep learning curve and definitely a way forward for all of us at ITB. 

Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) was set up in January 1986 with the primary objective of catering for a range of interests in technical and commercial education. Its establishment was supported by Leeds Polytechnic, United Kingdom (now known as Leeds Metropolitan University) which indicates ITB’s aspiration to become a local institution that strives for international recognition.

Three Departments were first established in a shared campus with Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College: namely Business and Management (BM), Computer and Information Systems (CIS) and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). EEE was renamed as Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE) when ITB moves to its permanent campus. The Phase 1 of ITB permanent campus in ‘Kampung Tungku’ was completed in 1998 with an establishment of two more departments, namely Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

Since the Phase 2 building was completed in 2001, more programmes have been offered at Higher National Diploma level and a twinning degree programme in Civil Engineering. Phase 3 buildings are now in the process of construction to cater for ITB’s fast development and would be ready by the end of 2012.

ITB was officially upgraded to a University status by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in his Decree during the Teacher’s Day Celebration on the 18th October 2008. However, ITB retains its old name. It is now one of the three fully-fledged public universities in Brunei Darussalam and is a ‘Brunei University of Engineering, Business and Computing’. More infrastructures are now being planned and more developments will be witnessed in the near future.

Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE1410
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2-461020
Fax: +673-2-461035/6
Email: enquiry@itb.edu.bn

Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali Brunei

Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (Abbreviation: UNISSA) is Brunei's second university. It was established in 2007 as an Islamic university. 

Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA) is located in Gadong, Brunei and Muara, Brunei Darussalam. It is locally known as Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali.

The idea of an a second university in Brunei was suggested by the Sultan in 2004 at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam's 16th convocation and in 2005 he made clear at the 17th convocation that the new university would be an Islamic university. The overall aim of the new university is to become a centre for the spread of Islam in the region.
The University took its name from Sharif Ali who was the descendant of Prophet Muhammad and appointed as the third Sultan of Brunei. He was known as the first sultan to build a mosque in Brunei.The first intake of students joined in August 2007 when 152 students were accepted for the programmes. 125 were undergraduates, 26 Masters students and one was following a PhD. On its launch UNISSA absorbed staff and students from the Sultan Hj Omar Ali Saifuddien Islamic Education Institute (IPI SHOAS) which was until that point part of Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
In February 2009 the University proposed a move to a new campus in Gadong at the former Rashidah Sa'adatul Nursing College to allow more room for academic expansion, employment of staff and better facilities.


  • Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation
  • Faculty of Usuluddin
  • Faculty of Shariah and Law
  • Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
  • Centre for Promotion of Knowledge and Languages Learning
  • Maddhab Shafi'i Research Centre
  • Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research

Address : Simpang 347, Jalan Pasar Baharu, Gadong BE1310
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Maktab Teknik Sultan Saiful Rijal 
(Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College) or MTSSR

Maktab Teknik Sultan Saiful Rijal (Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College) or MTSSR for short. The institution was established in 1985 as a result of a merger between the Sekolah Bangunan Sultan Saiful Rijal (1970) and the Pusat Latehan Teknikal Brunei (1977).
The College is directly under the Technical Education Department, Ministry of Education. The Principal reports to the Director of Technical Education Department (for detailed Department of Technical Education Organisation Chart, please refer to www.dte.edu.bn
Internally, the Principal is responsible for the College administration. The Principal is assisted by two Deputy Principals; Deputy Principal (Administration) and Deputy Principal (Education & Training), and supported by Head of Department.
The College is one of the fastest growing technical institutions in Brunei Darussalam.

Today, MTSSR is a full-fledged premier technical institution offering a wide range of courses in vocational and technical field.

Address and Contact Numbers:
Simpang 125
Jalan Muara
Bandar Seri Begawan
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: (673) 2331077
Fax: (673) 2343207


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