Universiti Brunei Darussalam, UBD, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), renewing a five-year partnership between the two institutions. The ceremony was held at the 'Integrated Science' building at UBD.

Signing on behalf of UBD was Datin Doctor Dayang Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, Vice Chancellor of UBD, while SHNU was represented by the Chairman of Shanghai Normal University Council Professor Teng Jianyong. Present were UBD principal officers and SHNU representatives; Dr Wu Cheng, Director of International Affairs Office, Dr Chenglai, Director of Human Resource and Dr Gao Xianping, Director of Academic Affairs. In the past five years, there have been active student exchanges between UBD and SHNU particularly through UBD's Discovery Year. The scope of the renewed MoU includes the exchange of students, faculty members and publications as well as collaborative research. Both institutions are hoped to strengthen cooperation in research in additional fields including environmental science and herbal plants.

Source: Radio Television Brunei