UNISSA of Brunei signs MoU with Fatoni University in Thailand

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UNIVERSITI Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatoni University in southern Thailand to expand its strategic partnership in the academic field with other higher education institutions in the region.

The MoU will prepare both universities for academic collaborations, holding seminars and researches as well as a programme which mobilises staff and students in specific fields.

Signing the MoU on behalf of UNISSA was its Rector, Dr Hj Norarfan Hj Zainal, while Fatoni University Rector Dr Hj Ismail Lutfi Chapakia signed for the Thai university.

Among those present to witness the signing were UNISSA’s Assistant Registrar, Dean of the Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Syariah and Law and the Head of Public and International Relations Unit, as part of the UNISSA delegation.

The UNISSA delegation also made a working visit to the Hatyai and Pattani campuses of Prince of Songkla University (PSU), and held two discussions during their visit.

Rector of UNISSA Dr Hj Norarfan Hj Zainal (L) and Rector of Fatoni University Dr Hj Ismail Lutfi Chapakia (R) signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities yesterday at Fatoni University in southern Thailand.  Photo Courtesy of UNISSA

Rector of UNISSA Dr Hj Norarfan Hj Zainal (L) and Rector of Fatoni University Dr Hj Ismail Lutfi Chapakia (R) signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities yesterday at Fatoni University in southern Thailand. Photo Courtesy of UNISSA

A statement from UNISSA said that the delegation had a discussion with the Vice-President of PSU, Phicit Reringsangvatana, at the Hatyai campus as well as at the the Islamic Studies College at PSU, which was chaired by its Director, Dr Yusuf Talek.

UNISSA stated that the discus sion with Dr Yusuf was fruitful and resulted in an agreement for a student exchange programme between the two universities.

Under the agreement, the Islamic Studies College at PSU will send five of its students to UNISSA in January next year to study at the university for two semesters.

The statement said that it was also agreed that both universities will be conducting a collaborative research on the “Application of Akham Al-Hudud in Shariah Islamiyyah: A Comparative Study Between Brunei and Aceh”.

In May next year, both universities have also agreed to conduct an Arabic Language Camp over a one-week period, from May 24 until 30.

Meanwhile, the delegation discussed academic and non-academic activities that has been agreed upon as part of a previous MoU with Phicit Reringsangvatana.

UNISSA said that the MoU between UNISSA and PSU though its Islamic Studies College was signed last year on November 25. Earlier this year, PSU also made a working visit to UNISSA in September.

Yesterday, the UNISSA delegation also visited the Halal Preparation Institute while at PSU.

The Brunei Times
Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Malang’s University of Brawijaya Launches Diabetes Early Detection Tool

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TEMPO.CO – Universitas Brawijaya (Unibraw) in Malang, East Java, has launched an early detection tool for diabetes called “KIT GAD65”. The tool was invented as a result of the laboratory research done by researchers at the campus’ bio-science lab.

Out of the tests done, the tool has a 100-percent accuracy level and 90 percent sensitivity. “We’ve been doing the research since 1998 and have been spending up to Rp3.5 billion,” said one of the researchers, Aulanni’ am, Saturday, 1/3/14.

Aulanni’ am and his two colleagues tested the accuracy of the tool to 130 people and the result was 100 percent accurate. Previously, KIT GAD65 was tested on rabbits and rats and the result was quite convincing, they said.

Aulanni’ am said the use of the tool was simple. It takes 20 micro of blood of the patient to be dropped at its surface. Later, the tool needs buffer continuously and signal reagen to make it work optimally.

Afterwards, it takes another 30 minutes and the tool will accurately measure sugar level in blood. If two lines are shown, it means the blood sample is diabetes positive and if one line is shown, it means the blood sample is diabetes negative.

Aulanni’ am said the test on children is needed to find out the potentials of diabetes due to the genetic factor.

The Diabetes Rapid Test is planned on being massively produced, in collaboration with PT Bio Farma Tbk. One tool is estimated to be priced at Rp150,000.

Aulanni’ am said the price is cheaper than taking a test at a laboratory that can cost Rp1.8 million.

Unibraw BundaranrektoratUB


Monday, 03 March, 2014


Czecho student chooses Jakarta’s Pesantren Darunnjah to study Islam

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID – Jakarta’S Pesantren (Islamic boarding school) Darunnajah becomes a choice for participants of scholarships recipients from abroad to study Islam in Indonesia. One of them from Republic of Czecho, the state fraction of Czechoslovakia .

“Currently there are three foreign students studying Islam in Pesantren Darunnajah,” Rizma Ilfi Yahy, a lecturer of the pesantren’s Management Information College, told Antara news agency of London, Wednesday (19/2).

He said, this time student from the Czech gets opportunity to study in Pesantren Darunnajah for the academic year 2013-2014.

The participant of the Czecho Republic named Daniel Adnan is one of 17 the Indonesian Scholarship recipients sent from the former communist state to join the program of Darmasiswa for a year.

The ‘Darmasiswa’ program is an integrated program of cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is being encouraged through the Indonesian Embassy in various countries. This time for the first time the Darmasiswa recipient of the Czecho chose to continue his study majoring Islamic studies in the pesantren.


Brunei govt offers scholarships to foreign students to study in Sultanate


The closing date for applications is January 17, 2014. Completed forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents, must be submitted to the Technical Assistance Division.

Application forms can be obtained from Brunei foreign missions and Brunei representatives abroad or from the Technical Assistance Division located at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The forms can also be obtained online via MoFAT’s website at http://www.mofat.gov.bn/index.php/announcement.