UTB rep attends Singapore seminar

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

UNIVERSITI Teknologi Brunei’s (UTB) Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic) Pg Dr Hj Mohd Esa Al-Islam Pg Hj Md Yunus recently attended the ninth Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) WorldClass seminar held in Singapore.

The UTB assistant vice chancellor, along with Amec Foster-Wheeler Asia Pacific Manager for Business Development Ravish Maqsood, spoke at the conference on increasing the employability of graduates through the ongoing UTB-Amec Foster Wheeler Partnership (formerly known as the ITB-Amec Foster Wheeler Partnership).

Under the partnership, Foster Wheeler annually hosts an oil and gas development training programme for UTB undergraduates.

In January, Maqsood said the multinational consultancy will be carrying out the programme for the third time this year.

Students who undergo the UTB-Amec Foster Wheeler Training Programme receive updated knowledge of the industry by learning practical approaches in addition to theory learnt at UTB and are also given opportunities to interact with experienced industry professionals.

To date, over 200 UTB students have completed the programme.

The ninth QS WorldClass seminar, which ran from April 4-6, convened university and industry leaders to discuss the ins and outs of education-business partnerships from a wide range of standpoints.

Among these were their effect on higher education traditions, practices and policies, their role in business productivity and competitiveness, their short and long-term impacts on the regions and strategies that make such partnerships work.

The Brunei Times