The International and Comparative Education (ICE) Research Group, initiated and led by Dr. Phan Le Ha, Senior Professor, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Insitute of Education (SHBIE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), is dedicated to the study of educational systems globally as well as of established and emerging phenomena in education in the context of community and regional building, globalisation, internationalisation, digitalisation, transnationality and mobilities of people, ideas, technologies, practices, anxieties and aspirations.
It brings together scholars and researchers from multiple disciplines across UBD as well as internationally to build scholarship and pedagogy, cultivate research ideas, work on projects, create knowledge and publications, and engage societies in on-going dialogues related to ICE in its broadest sense. It also reaches out to ministries, higher education institutions, schools and other organisations to involve them in research, professional training and community engagement activities, so as to build a community of researchers, policy makers, professionals and individuals with shared intellectual interests and agendas.
ICE has core members from multiple faculties across the University including education, arts and social sciences, humanities, Islamic studies, Southeast Asian studies, and language and linguistics. In addition to these core members, ICE also appoints affiliate members from other local entities and universities around the world. Altogether, ICE is committed to growing into a dynamic intellectual home in Asia, Asia-Pacific and the Gulf regions as well as in its home of the Borneo island encompassing vast population from Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia.
One of ICE’s key programs is its Seminar Series in collaboration with the Language Centre. The ICE-LC Seminar Series features a diverse range of research and professional expertise from ICE members, its affiliates and other members of the University and international visitors.
For 2019-2020, most ICE-LC Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday; while some seminars from ICE visiting academics will also take place on other days. The first ICE-LC Seminar takes place on Tuesday, August 20th.
We look forward to your participation in and contribution to the ICE-LC Seminar Series and to many stimulating discussion and conversations that follow.
The International and Comparative Education Research Group (ICE) is currently developing and carrying out multiple major multi-year research projects on student mobilities.