DOT Desk:  High Commissioner for Bangladesh in Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona visited the University of Brunei Darus-salam yesterday and met with the Vice-Chancellor Datin Dr. Anita BZ Abdul Aziz at her office, reports The Daily Sun.
 Known as UBD, this is the premier university of Brunei and over the past decade, it transformed from a teaching university to an international university of excellence in teaching and research achieving the top 20 in five categories of the QS Asian University rankings. It has eight research institutes and eleven faculties.
 The High Commissioner and the Vice-Chancellor discussed possible collaborations between UBD and the High Commission in terms of the creation of fellowships, student exchange programmes, joint research programmes, and the hosting of seminars.
The High Commissioner informed the Vice-Chancellor about the remarkable progress that Bangladesh achieved in every sector under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Currently, 10 Bangladeshi Academics work at University Brunei Darussalam, said the Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darussalam.
Vice-Chancellor Datin Anita said that Bangladeshi academics are very highly educated, skilled in teaching, and did superb research work in UBD. However, the number of students from Bangladesh was not that high.
The High Commissioner requested more scholarships for Bangladeshi students and more opportunities for Bangladeshi academics to work in UBD. They discussed possible research areas where Bruneian and Bangladeshi Academics can collaborate more.