UBD, PolyU sign MoU, agreement

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam (UBD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and a student exchange agreement with Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on June 22.

According to a statement yesterday from UBD, the signing took place at PolyU in Hong Kong.

The signings were aimed at formalising ongoing collaborations between the two universities in addition to initiating university-wide student exchanges.

The MoU and agreement were signed by Datin Dr Hjh Anita Binurul Zahrina Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Hj Awg Abdul Aziz, the vice-chancellor of UBD, and Professor Timothy W Tong, president of PolyU.

UBD said the university-level agreement on student exchange will further expand the scope of the student mobility that a previous faculty-level agreement signed in 2015 had already started.

The exchange agreement will allow UBD students to undertake their study abroad programme at PolyU during their third year’s Discovery Year programme.

PolyU students will also be able to participate in UBD’s inbound mobility programmes.

UBD said the MoU and agreement are the latest in a series of active collaborations between UBD and universities and institutions around the world.

According to the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings, UBD is number one in Asia for Student Outbound criteria and number three for Student Inbound criteria.

“We are also discussing now on strengthening our joint research collaboration.

“This is especially important that UBD is always looking for opportunities of innovation, and PolyU has a good ecosystem in terms of innovation and commercialisation of their research,“ said UBD’s Assistant Vice Chancellor of Global Affairs, Dr Joyce Teo Siew Yean.

UBD is also collaborating with other Hong Kong universities including University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong.

The statement said PolyU is one of the top tertiary institutions committed to playing a key role in higher education in Hong Kong, in which their strength is in engineering.

The Brunei Times