ITB launches 5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology

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IT IS important for Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) to continue to strengthen its international networks and enhance its interactions with the professions and industry, said an ITB council member yesterday.

Yang Berhormat Hj Zulkipli Hj Abd Hamid, in his speech at the opening of the Fifth Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BIECT), said it will enable them to keep abreast of up-to-date best practices, the latest innovations, present and future challenges as well as opportunities.

“The shared experiences of ITB academic staff and relationships with other stakeholders of the industry will help ITB to move forward in becoming a leading teaching and research university,” he said.

The ITB council member, who is also the president of the Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA), said the three-day conference serves as one of the platforms to achieve the networking objective effectively.

BICET brings together academics, researchers and practitioners for mutually beneficial collaboration and knowledge sharing in the fields of engineering and technology.

A total of 89 full papers have been accepted for the conference, following a screening process by the International Scientific Committee, while 102 extended abstracts were shortlisted from the 157 submitted at the early stage.

The papers cover the following areas: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering and Petroleum & Chemical Engineering.

“I hope that the papers will inspire new research areas in Engineering and Technology,” said Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah Hj Sulaiman, Acting Vice-Chancellor of ITB, during the opening ceremony held at the Starlodge Hotel, Jerudong.

Organised by ITB in partnership with the Oxford Business Group, the papers will be presented at BICET from November 1 to 3 at the ITB Campus.

The Brunei Times