Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) hosted the third International Consortium of Universities for the Study of Biodiversity and the Environment (iCUBE) Governing Board Meeting on the 13th May 2016 at the Open Concourse at the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences (PAPRSB IHS) in its capacity as Secretariat of the Consortium. The welcoming remarks delivered by Yang Mulia Datin Dr Hjh Anita Binurul Zahrina Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Hj Abd Aziz, Vice Chancellor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam marked the start of the 3rd iCUBE Governing Board Meeting.
Universiti Brunei Darussalam recently hosted the 3rd Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Consortium of Universities for the Study of Biodiversity and the Environment (iCUBE). Held on 9th December 2014 at the CORE, this meeting brought together iCUBE researchers from iCUBE member universities from King’s College of London, University of North Carolina, Korea University, University of Auckland, University of Bonn, Monash University and Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
On 18 August 2014, the Faculty of Science (FOS), UBD, was visited by Professor Yowhan Son and Professor Woo Kyun Lee from Korea University to discuss the formulation of a dual-degree programme with UBD. The proposed dual degree programme in graduate studies at Masters and PhD levels will be developed between the Faculty of Science, UBD, and the College of Biotechnology, Korea University.
Universiti Brunei Darussalam is the first university in Southeast Asia to collaborate with the Galapagos Science Center (GSC). The Center is ideally located at San Cristobal Island of the Galapagos Archipelago – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ecuador. Galapagos is home to a diversity of endemic flora and fauna and it is truly a biologist’s paradise for the comprehensive study of biodiversity, environment and conservation.