ECQ’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Foong Wai Keong signing the MoU (L). Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) recently signed an agreement with Ecquaria Technologies (ECQ) providing software products and consultation service for students’ training.

The contract aimed to demonstrate the desire of ECQ and UTB in establishing a framework for mutual cooperation in the delivery and development of Digital Government curriculum by providing relevant software and services.

“Ecquaria will set up a digital government lab in UTB and contribute half a million dollars of software products and licences including the free academic licence of Ecquaria Government Platform,” said ECQ’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Foong Wai Keong.

Through the series of hands-on lab sessions, students will be able to create and deploy cloud-native digital government services that suit the needs of the Brunei government and citizens.

Moreover, the software installed for training purposes for the students at UTB as well as the university’s staff.

He added: “Students will be equipped with skills to use the latest technology such as containers and microservices to design and deploy scalable solutions for the government.”

Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

In his speech, Dean of School of Computing and Informatics at UTB Dr Au Thien Wan said that with the collaboration, the school will be able to use the digital platform developed by ECQ to explore, design, build and manage citizen-centric digital services.

Since it reached its status to a university in 2001, UTB has achieved milestones in its challenging journey in becoming one of the leading engineering and technology universities in the region.

UTB recently achieved 370 in the QS Ranking for the world university ranking, climbing 60 places from last year which also put them at 15 in Southeast Asia university ranking.

In attendance to witness the signing ceremony held at UTB was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Mohammad Nazri Haji Mohammad Yusof.

The Bruneian

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