Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Message


Assalamualaikum Warrahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Welcome to Universiti Teknologi Brunei.

Alhamdulillah, since its establishment in 1986, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) which was previously known as Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), has seen encouraging growth in quality of teaching and learning, research publications, graduate students intake and  collaborations with stakeholders.

Over the years, UTB has produced over 5,000 graduates and many of the graduates have achieved notable success ranging from winning international competitions, receiving scholarships for further studies, job offers to setting up their own company. At UTB, we tried to create a learning environment that is intellectually stimulating, diverse and rewarding. Both our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes provide students with various skill sets and knowledge that can help in their professional development. Our modules and programmes are hands-on, relevant to industrial needs and the nation.

Currently UTB has 21 undergraduate, 5 taught Masters, Masters by Research and PhD Programmes. The new academic year 2017/2018 welcomed a total of 468 comprising of 408 undergraduate and 60 postgraduate students. The cohort include students from newly introduced Food Science and Technology, Applied Mathematics and Economics, Computing with Data Analytics and BriTE@UTB programmes. There has been a great leap in the total number of postgraduate students, from just 24 students in 2016 and to 159 students in 2017.

Our Vision “to be amongst the best 10 universities for Engineering and Technology in Southeast Asia by 2018” is a self-recognition of our ability to make a positive impact on Education and Research in Borneo and Southeast Asia. As the students are the heart of our focus, we are determined to give our best to nurture the students to be ‘360° graduates’: well-rounded individuals with social-economic responsibility, marketable and embedded in strong Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) values.

Thank you.

Wabillahi Taufik Walhidayah Wassalamuaalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Professor Dr. Hjh Zohrah Binti Haji Sulaiman

Vice Chancellor

22 Zulkaedah 1438H/ 15 August 2017