Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) launched 28 new books and journals during its 12th Mahrajan Hafl Al-Takahrruj (Convocation Festival) at International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.
His Royal Highness Prince (Dr) Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, and Pro-Chancellor of UNISSA launched the new publications as well as the Open Journal System (OJS).
The books covered a range of topics, including syariah, halal, education and management.
The titles include Panduan Halal dan Sembelihan Haiwan Abad Ke-19 Masehi; Balai Cerap Astronomi: Menjunjung Wahyu Mengukuh Tamadaun; Strategic Management Practices: The Analysis of Service-based MSMES in Brunei Darussalam; Pengenalan Kemahiran Abad 21 Dalam Pendidikan Islam; and Pertautan Senilukis Brunei Darussalam dan Melayu Islam Beraja.
Twelve books were published in the Malay language, eight in English and four in Arabic. Four of the books were published in collaboration with Malaysian publisher IIUM Press; four with UUM Press and one with USIM Press. Meanwhile, one book was published in collaboration with Airlangga University Press in Indonesia.
On the same day, the university also launched the OJS, which aims to make the university’s journals more accessible to researchers, while raising the visibility of its publications and its authors.