Workshops and Seminars

The 14th International Borneo Research Council Conference

The BRC2018 will be multidiciplinary conference dealing specifically with Borneo. 

International Tourism Conference & Exhibition on Borneo Heritage & Landscape, 16-17 January 2018 at Universiti Brunei Darussalam 

The ITCE2018 will involve a number of multidiciplinary activities including aspects of culture and tourism together with excussions to places of local interest that help participants experience Borneo in new and exciting ways. 

Master of Public Policy & Management, Universiti Brunei Darussalam 

This is 12 months programme where students spend the first semester in UBD and the subsequent semester in one of the policy partners schools in the United States. 

1st Borneo Quality of Life Conference (1stBQOL) 

The Main Theme is Changing and Thriving Towards a Better Future:  There are five tracks:Mental Health and Substance Use, Health Economics, Work and Occupation, Environment, & Culture & Society.

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) Silver Jubilee Conference (USJC2017) that will be held from 18-20 October 2017. 

UNIMAS Silver Jubilee Conference 2017 (USJC2017) will be organised in tandem with the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, as an initiative to provide a platform to foster national and international cross-societal/organisational research linkages where we will reminiscence the various milestones and accomplishments of UNIMAS over the last two decades. 

International Conference on Development, Environment and Society 2017 (ICDES17) 

ICDES a joint effort between the Departments of Development Studies and Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak focuses on the exploration and assessment of the relationships between development, society and environment. ICDES aims to promote collaboration of cross-disciplinary research by providing an excellent opportunity to disseminate, share and discuss ideas towards an inclusive and sustainable development. ICDES also offer workshops, designed and led by expertise on Geographical Information System (GIS), Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Community Engagement. 

The 1st International Congress on Earth Sciences 2017,  Nov 15 - 18 at Brunei Darussalam 

Call for Papers and Sessions on a wide range of Earth Science topics. Geosciences will accept submissions of papers from ICES 2017 with fees waived. 

The 2nd International Confernece on BAJAU/SAMA Diaspora & Maritime Southeast Asian Cultures 23 - 26 March 2017

Theme: Sama DiLaut Migration & Politics;   Ritual & Sacred  Spaces; Performing Arts (Music & Dance); Heritage & Material Culture; Bajau Sama Language & Literature. 

3rd International Confernece on Emerging Trends in Academic Research - ETAR 2016

We invite the scholars/ scientists / engineers / researchers / practitioners / student to join us and share the new innovative trends from business, economics and all multidiciplinary field. Selected conference papers will be published in the special / regular issue of ISI / Scopus indexed journal associated with this conference. 

International Confernece on Transformasi Sosial dan Intelektual Orang Banjar Kontemporer

Banjar people was  known and originated from Malay since thousands years ago. The,n they had migrated to the Borneo island.When the establishment of  Sultanate Banjar on 24th September 1526, Islam had become identity of Banjarese.  Banjarese was also famous with diaspora since decades because Banjarese is the tribe that has migration as habitual. The aim of the conference are;

  • To examine roles of religion in changing of political, social, laws, economy, culture and education of Banjarese;
  • To map socio demographic of Banjarese in Southeast Asia and Middle East as social capital in developing South Kalimantan;
  • To promote intelectual discourse of Banjarese;
  • Details at Leaflet of Conference 

Borneo Research Council 2016 Conference - Mulawarwan University

This conference is a culmination of broad issues on Borneo, i.e. conservational issues, scientific findings, action research, and discussion forum. This benefits Borneo’s stakeholders, the people in general:

  • To promote scientific research in the social, biological and medical sciences in Borneo;
  • To enable the research community, interested Borneo government departments, and others to keep abreast of ongoing research and its results;
  • To serve as a vehicle for drawing attention to urgent research and its results;
  • To coordinate the flow of information on Borneo research arising from many diverse sources;
  • To disseminate rapidly the initial results of research activity;
  • To inform the interested public about research in Borneo; details at

Borneo International Innovation Management Convention (BIIMC) - UNIMAS

Borneo International Innovation Management Convention (BIIMC) is the first convention to be organised in Borneo that will bring together various participants from different business sectors, groups and management levels to discuss and share knowledge and experience about best practices and approaches in managing innovation effectively. Undertaking effective innovation management is becoming crucial than ever due to limited and competitive resources that are needed to promote and enable innovation activities, and create an innovation ecosystem. Creating a successful and self-sustaining innovation ecosystem is the ultimate desire of any organisation as this can generate substantial impact and benefits to the organisation, and ensure its survivability. In this context, the viable and sustainable way to ensure such innovation ecosystem can exist and function effectively, inarguably, is through activities related to managing innovation systematically and effectively. With the on-going global economic turmoil and the recurrent natural disasters, the activities related to managing innovation are vital to ensure limited and competitive resources can be effectively utilized, optimized and are outcome-oriented, i.e., driving and producing innovations, to benefit the targeted and relevant users, customers or stakeholders of these innovations, details at .


TOEFL Test in Brunei - UBD

The Universiti Brunei Darussalam will open and begin administering the TOEFL paper-delivered test in January 2016. Since 2013, the Universiti has successfully administered the GRE General and Subject paper-delivered tests. “We are excited to offer the TOEFL test in Brunei,” said David Payne, Vice President and COO of Global Education at Educational Testing Service, the creator of the TOEFL program. This test center provides access to an important step for students as they pursue their higher education goals.” Students can register for the TOEFL paper-delivered test online or download a paper registration form at Students who register for the TOEFL test will receive a free copy of TOEFL® Practice Tests — Volume 1. For additional information about the TOEFL paper-delivered test, including free sample questions, students should visit  


IConCEES Workshop 2015 - UCTS

IConCEES Workshop 2015 - Construction On Peat Soil is pre-conference worhshop for 3rd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustanability. It is jointly organized by University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. Details


PHD Scholarship in Borneo Studies

The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) is a full-time research organization within the Universiti Brunei Darussalam located in the historic Sultanate of Brunei. The Institute boasts of excellent research facilities and support. The Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei’s national university, is currently accepting applications from students for admission to its PhD programme in Critical Asian Studies to commence in January and August of every year. With their academic home at the newly established Institute, the graduate students will carry out multidisciplinary research under the close supervision of senior researchers in the following five areas, namely Borneo StudiesSouth China Sea StudiesPopular CultureEconomic and Financial Integration in Asia, and Human/ Capital Movements in Asia. More information

Call for Paper: Border and Development International Conference 

Conference theme; Industrial development and mobility at the border region. Joint conference  by Fakultas Ekonomi  Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak - Indonesia  &  Faculti Ekonomi  dan  Perniagaan  Universiti  Malaysia Sarawak - Malaysia.  Details

IAS hosts Borneo Studies Workshop: The State of The Art and Future Directions (30 Nov-1 Dec 2012)

IAS organised and chaired the Borneo Studies Workshop in 2012. The workshop aimed to map the future directions and the state of the art on Borneo Studies. Experts from the Pontianak College of Islamic Studies, Universiti Sabah Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Tun Jugah Foundation, Universiti Malaya were in attendance. The workshop, which was chaired by Professor Victor T. King, Eminent Visiting Professor at the Institute, was covered by local media (

Borneo Studies Network Inaugural Meeting and Workshop (21-22 Oct 2013)

A two-day Borneo Studies Network Inaugural Meeting and Workshop was organised by Universiti Brunei Darussalam on the 21 and 22 October 2013. It was also a follow up of the first Borneo Workshop held in 2012. The main agenda of the meeting in 2013 was to discuss and to establish research collaboration among institutions in Borneo. The proposed research topics and areas for potential collaborations included culture, disaster management, medical-health, urban studies, energy and resource management. They also incorporated cross-cutting collaboration possibility in areas of environmental anthropology, ethno-religious identity and poverty. There were participations coming from a wide range of various institutions such Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and University of Sabah (UMS) of Malaysia, University of Mulawarman, University of Balikpapan, University of Lambung Mangkurat, University of Palangka Raya and University of Tanjungpura. Not only universities, there were also active discussants from other institutions such as Mata Enggan Institute (MEI), Sekolah Tinggi Pastoral Keuskupan Agung and Dayakologi Institute. Borneo Studies Network was created in an effort to contribute to the development of strategic research collaboration and to produce good quality research output among universities and institutes located in Borneo. The Brunei Times has provided news coverage for the workshop ( Dr. Yabit Alas has successfully organised and led the workshop.

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