Research at UBD aims to develop innovative and enterprising solutions for Brunei Darussalam and the region’s most important challenges. Our impact is focused on addressing the biodiversity challenges of the region to realising the Islamic needs of a Shariah nation. UBD’s research efforts impact is also being realised through innovative partnerships with leading international universities and enterprises.

Research will support Wawasan 2035 with world class innovation and enterprise.  This will direct towards a knowledge and skills based economy for Brunei Darussalam.  One of the  most important contributing factors is UBD is continued investment for research and innovation, that has led to a ‘step change’ in publications that is enabling the development of patents, high technology exports and ultimately GDP. Notable patents have also led to product and service innovations in the areas of: energy and materials science, biodiversity, Asian and Islamic studies.