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.