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Ingenuity on display

Adib Noor

Most of the projects at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Project Showcase 2022 represent products with commercial potential and all of them demonstrate ingenuity, skill and technical capability of the highest calibre.

This was said by Dean of UTB School of Business (UTB-SB) Dr Mohamed Saleem Haja Nazmudeen in his welcoming speech as the event chairman during the official launch at the Multipurpose Hall and Common Engineering Block, Phase 3 of the university’s campus yesterday.

The dean also stated that the showcase provided an opportunity for private and public agencies to identify potential candidates for employment opportunities.

This year, the UTB Project showcase, organised by UTB-SB, featured 278 projects revolving around the theme, ‘Transformation through Project Experimentation’.

Present as the guest of honour to officiate the opening was UTB Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman.

ABOVE & BELOW: Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman takes a closer look at a project; and Dean of UTB School of Business Dr Mohamed Saleem Haja Nazmudeen delivers a speech. PHOTOS: ADIB NOOR

Dr Mohamed Saleem Haja Nazmudeen stated that the full-day event celebrated the accomplishments of undergraduate students at the university.

“The event serves as a platform for students to demonstrate how the knowledge and techniques that they have learnt during their time at UTB can be put into practice through the supervision of our dedicated academic staff, as well as to highlight the high quality of projects completed during the year, and the depth and breadth of innovation being carried out by the final year students,” he said.

A total of 279 projects were exhibited – 71 from UTB-SB, 60 from the School of Computing and Informatics, 30 from the School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics, 36 from the School of Design and 81 from the Faculty of Engineering.

Students also competed for the People’s Choice Award, based on votes from visitors.