19 April 2019 – TWO students from Food Science and Technology (FST) Programme under the School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics (SASM), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) participated in the Osaka University ASEAN Campus SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Co-Creation Programme organised by the Centre for Global Initiatives (GLOCOL) at Osaka University, Japan from 28 January 2019 to 1 March 2019.
The postgraduate students, Yang Mulia Nurafiqahtul Hikmah Seribini and Yang Mulia Hazirah Abdul Hamid joined the programme through the support of Japan Student Service Organisation (JASSO). The students took part in research activities at Laboratory of Natural Products for Drug Discovery under the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences that was hosted by Professor Arai Masayoshi. The programme also included campus tour, dialogue session, industry visit and oral presentation on their research activities and their contribution to SDGs.
Under this collaborative programme, two academic staff from FST programme, Yang Mulia Dr. Syazana Abdullah Lim and Yang Mulia Dr. Aida Maryam Basri engaged in research activities at Osaka University. Dr. Syazana Abdullah Lim’s research was to develop an environmental-friendly smart food packaging from natural resources using technological innovation at Polymer Material Chemistry, Department of Applied Chemistry under the Graduate School of Engineering in March 2019, hosted by Professor Hiroshi Uyama.
Meanwhile, Yang Mulia Dr. Aida Maryam Basri was involved in functional food research using local plant species at Laboratory of Natural Products for Drug Discovery in April 2019, hosted by Professor Arai Masayoshi.
This programme was aimed to provide exposure platform for participants to latest industries and technologies in Japan and expecting them to contribute in the development works through collaborative research activities with other organisations for the solution of SDGs issues.