FOS Facilitates Collaborative Research Worldwide

The Faculty of Science (FOS) established a Faculty Global Affairs Committee (FGAC) that will work closely with campuses, universities, administrative units, faculty, staff, and partners across the university and the world.

As part of its commitment towards the internationalisation of UBD, the committee includes global research, education, international scholars, global partnerships and international students. It aims to transform the University's research, teaching, learning, ethos, and networks to be globally engaged and competent. Through FGAC, FOS is poised to become the nation's best transformative research and learning community, creating and supporting global leaders.

FGAC has been in collaboration with established societies such as the American Chemical Society (ACS), one of the world's largest scientific societies and the premier home of chemistry professionals. FGAC is working closely with ACS to organise joint webinars and workshops with UBD.

Recently, FOS and ACS successfully organised a joint webinar entitled "UBD-ACS-CAS Resources and Initiatives that Support Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Scientific Research" on 15 December 2021 to boost the research environment in FOS, UBD. During this webinar ACS has also provided three months free SciFinder (Trial) and a training session involving UBD library, without any fees/charges.

The webinar highlighted the importance of scientific resources in research and publication. It has accelerated the research and publication environment in UBD and motivated young and new lecturers to conduct research and publish in good, high-impact journals. Attending the webinar were PhD, MSc and BSc Final Year Projects (FYP) students of FOS, Faculty of Integrated technology (FIT) and Centre for Advanced Materials and Energy Studies (CAMES). Teaching staff of FOS, FIT and CAMES also attended this webinar.

Following the success of the first joint webinar, ACS has agreed to organise a series of events with UBD in the near future. To be highlighted at the international level, such events and activities will help UBD in internationalisation including significant placements in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

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