Book Donation from Indonesian Embassy Fosters Bilateral Ties

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia donated a collection of books relating to Indonesia to the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Library on 13th February 2020.

The donation aims to enrich the literary contribution to the academic community in Brunei Darussalam while strengthening relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Indonesia.

The book donation ceremony was held at UBD Business Library and the collection was presented by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency Dr Sujatmiko, to UBD Vice Chancellor Datin Dr Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz. Also in attendance were Embassy officials, UBD's senior management team, staff and students.

The collection of 50 books cover a wide range of topics relating to Indonesian literature, society and culture, language, science and environment, economics, history and law. In his remarks, His Excellency Dr Sujatmiko highlighted the strong bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Indonesia, especially in the field of education. He also suggested that there are plenty of areas of collaboration to explore as he looks forward to many more exchanges between institutions from both countries.

UBD is partnered with Universitas Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Airlangga and Universitas Gajah Mada under the ASEAN University Network (AUN), with continuing academic and research collaboration, including staff and student exchanges via UBD's Discovery Year programme. Under the Borneo Studies Network (BSN) consortium, whose Secretariat is currently held by UBD, UBD is further partnered with nine leading Indonesian universities in Borneo in academic and research collaboration relating to Borneo studies.

At the faculty level, UBD's Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences (PAPRSB IHS) collaborates with the Universitas Airlangga Faculty of Nursing in research and staff and student exchanges. UBD is currently host to 15 degree students, five exchange students and eight academic staff members from Indonesia.

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