Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) will hold its Open Day at its Student Centre to complement the Higher Education Expo 2020 being held from February 8-9.
Open from 9am to 5pm, the public can explore the campus and find out more about available programmes during the event.
The event is an ideal opportunity for visitors to find out more about UBD’s programmes for undergraduates, graduates and life-long learning modules. UBD Open Day will also be an opportunity to learn more about the university’s flagship Discovery Year programme where students spend two semesters studying abroad, engage in community outreach programme, gain experience through internship or be immersed in incubation.
UBD’s undergraduate GenNEXT degree is a student-centric approach to education, laying the foundation for life-long learning. This multi-disciplinary approach equips students with essential skills of critical thinking, reasoning, communication, quantitative analysis, and with both a national and global perspective. Three principles embedded in all the GenNEXT modules are entrepreneurship; leadership and innovation; and environmental awareness.
Its GenNEXT curriculum is designed to enhance students’ knowledge and competency in specific disciplinary areas as well as broad-based knowledge outside their major discipline, providing students with flexibility in choice of careers. Thus, GenNEXT involves a balanced combination of depth and breadth. By the end of the degree, students should know a disciplinary area well, its main ideas, methodology and current questions and issues. At the same time, they should have broad exposure to knowledge beyond a student’s disciplinary specialisation.
UBD’s rise up the ranks in the QS rankings as 298th in the world, 35th for universities under 50 years old, and 86th in Asia has resulted in increasing international recognition as a university of teaching and research excellence.
Last year, UBD entered the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time with a global position in the 401 to 500 band.