Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Message

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Welcome to Universiti Teknologi Brunei.

Praise to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzadin Waddaulah Ibni  Al-Marhum Sultan Haji  Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan And Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam, has consented to rename Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) as Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) on 21 Jamadilawal 1437/1st March 2016.

The renaming of ITB to UTB is a great news for all of us especially when we are also commemorating 30th anniversary of the university. ITB (the name then) was first established on 16th January 1986 and its first intake of students was 57, enrolling in BTEC HND programme in electrical and electronic engineering, business and finance and computing. Today we have 2,300 students including 121 postgraduate students, 145 faculty members and 86 support staff. We have produced 5006 graduates. UTB has 20 undergraduate, 5 taught Masters, Masters by Research and PhD programmes. Insya’Allah, UTB will always prioritise quality in all its programmes. AT UTB, our students will have the opportunity to learn life skills through professional advancement courses, ExperiencePLUS and breadth modules.

I am pleased to inform that a new School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics was established on 1st August 2016. The School will offer B.Sc Food Science and Technology and B.Sc Applied Mathematics and Economics in August 2017.

The vision “ To be amongst the best 10 universities for engineering and technology in Southeast Asia by 2018” is 2 years away. Everyone in UTB has to reaffirm her/his commitment to achieving the highest quality in teaching & learning, research and fostering strong and sustainable relationship with the community. However, whatever we do, we must always be guided by our MIB value.

Thank you.

Wabillahi Taufik Walhidayah Wassalamuaalaikum Warahmatullahi

Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman

Vice Chancellor

24 Zulhijjah 1437H/26 September 2016