Islamic studies today face many challenges in development, modernisation and globalisation. The 5th inter-university seminar on Post-Graduate Studies, SAPLI, based on research is hoped to formulised knowledge on contemporary theory Islamic studies and meet the requirements in applying the knowledge on all aspects of life. Speaking at the opening of the seminar, The Deputy Minister of Education said that this is in line with the seminar's theme "Contemporary Islamic studies - between Theory and Application".

Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, in her remarks, hoped that the seminar can produce think-tanks and Islamic intellectuals who will share their views on contemporary issues within the global opinions that carry Islamic values. Touching on the countries strive in implementing the 4th Industry Revolution, the Deputy Minister said that Brunei is not spared from facing changes.

The two-day seminar is organised by the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA, through the

Post-Graduate Studies Centre, and in collaboration with the Kolej University Islam Antarabangsa Selangor. Among the agenda discussed are education, regulations and world civilisation. Present at the opening were Doctor Chin Wei Keh, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education; Doctor Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, UNISSA Rector; and Doctor Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Ra'es of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB.

Yang Berbahagia Professor Dato' Doctor Ab. Halim bin Tamuri, Rector of the Kolej University Islam Antarabangsa Selangor, in his keynote address discussed about "Empowering Digital Society through Integration of Multidisciplinary Aspect: Embedding Akhlak Values In Education". Some 71 working papers will be tabled by representatives of UNISSA and foreign speakers. SAPLI exposes students to the multi-activities and research projects toward enriching their academic experience. It is also a platform in deliberating their research.

Source: Radio Television Brunei