GOVERNMENT COUNCIL MEETING
At the Interim Committee Meeting held on 21-22 October 2013, it was agreed to have the Governing Council Meeting (GCM) in 2014 in UBD. It is proposed the First GCM will be held on the 27-28 October 2014. The members of the GCM are expected from the senior administrative members of the partner institutions.
The venue of the meeting will be at the Discussion Room 1, The Core. The overseas members will finance their own travel to Brunei. UBD will be responsible on the accommodation, meals and ground transportation for two representatives from each member institutions.
BSN GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP
As part of its commitment, serving as the BSN secretariat and having initiated the grouping, IAS has planned the first activity. The Graduate Students Workshop is a capacity-building workshop which aims to nurture talent among the young prospective Borneo academics. IAS believes that the future of BSN and Borneo in particular lies in the talented young academics and hence they should be properly guided.
To have maximum impact, the workshop is proposed to be a full four days interactive course. Each institution is expected to send two graduate students who will be fully funded by the organizer (UBD). Besides UBD mentors, the organizer will carefully select the best lecturers in the relevant area from the participating institutions to also serve as mentors. However, it is proposed to invite one prominent international research leader to give prestige as well as the best input to the workshop.