Newsletter May 2018 Release

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Greetings from the Faculty of Science (FOS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam. I am pleased to share our faculty newsletter for May 2018. FOS continues to develop via research and academic activities of our staff and students, and we are excited to share these highlights with you. I thank you for your continued support and I hope you enjoy this newsletter.

Faculty of Science jointly hosted international symposium on ‘Ethnobotany in the Qur’an and Hadith – An Exploration’

On the 3rd February 2018, the Faculty of Science jointly organised an international symposium on the theme ‘Ethnobotany in the Quran and Hadith – An Exploration’, bringing together botanists from all over the world to share and exchange ideas as well as to present the most recent advances in botanical topics relevant to the Qur’an and Hadith.

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Applied Physics students share discovery year (DY) experience with Department of Civil Aviation

Applied physics students learned about the management of aviation safety during their placement with the Department of Civil Aviation in Brunei.

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Polymer-based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications


Dr. Nasreen Peer and Dr. Nelson Marinda, from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, visited FOS to work with Associate Professor Dr. David Marshall and graduate students. Their research draws from the natural high biodiversity of marine gastropods in Brunei.

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Joint symposium between Osaka University, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA)

The Faculty of Science organised a joint symposium between Osaka University and other higher education institutions in Brunei Darussalam focusing on the central theme of “Innovation in Science and Technology” as part of the faculty’s initiative to encourage national and international collaborations.

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FOS Researcher led worldwide study on mapping the evolutionary relationships between the world’s tropical forests

Dr. Ferry Slik, an associate professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences programme, collaborated with an international team of 185 researchers from around the world to classify the world’s tropical forests according to their evolutionary history.

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