Assalamualaikum Warrahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Welcome to Universiti Teknologi Brunei.

Happy New Year 2018! And welcome back to our staff and students. I hope this year will bring another significant milestone to UTB. Amin.

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 7,000 graduates and many of the graduates have achieved notable success ranging from winning international competitions, receiving scholarships for further studies, getting 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 23 undergraduate, 5 taught Masters, Masters by Research and PhD Programmes. Insya’Alalh, in August 2018, UTB will take new intake of students in architecture and product design. Both programmes are offered by the new School of Design at UTB.

Last year, UTB achieved significant milestone by preceding its Vision “to be amongst the best 10 universities for Engineering and Technology in Southeast Asia by 2018.” Alhamdulillah, UTB is ranked top 9 Universities of Engineering and Technology in Southeast Asia before its target year. With this debut ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), UTB is in the 165th place for Universities in Asia. On 11th September 2017, UTB was rated a four star institution overall with five star each in teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, inclusiveness and social responsibility.

It has been a long journey for UTB to achieve this significant milestone. We will continue this journey and may Allah SWT bless us in our next endeavour. Amin.

Thank you.

Wabillahi Taufik Walhidayah Wassalamuaalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Professor Dr. Hjh Zohrah Binti Haji Sulaiman

Vice Chancellor

1 Jamadilawal 1439H/ 18 January 2018

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