Long-awaited HART Library Finally Available for Public Access


UBD Press – Through the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) hopes to encourage more researchers to be interested in Islamic Governance, a niche area in the university.

IPS opened the HART Islamic Governance Library in an effort to become an Islamic Governance resource centre that will contribute to existing students’ research. It houses around 3,000 books and journals which cover Quran, Sunnah & Seerah, Hadīth, Family, Women, Health, Environment, Art & Architecture, Philosophy, Biography, Tauhīd, Jurisprudence, History, Tasawwuf, International Relations, Politics, Management & Administration, Finance & Economics, and Contemporary Thought. The publications available are in English, Malay and Arabic.

In addition to physical copies, plans for the library include online subscriptions to further add to its academic value. The HART Library will be open Mondays to Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 8am to 4.30pm for both public individual and university students.

IPS offers the Master in Islamic Governance and PhD in Islamic Governance, graduate interdisciplinary programmes which focus on Islamic forms, systems and doctrines of governance, as well as issues pertaining to its research and methods, with the objective of developing profound understanding of governance from an Islamic perspective, its administration and management. The programme also takes the form of applied research, and does not exclude the application of knowledge in areas outside of Islamic Governance. The programme thus encourages cross-disciplinary research and joint supervision of students.

The objective of the programme is to produce graduates of the highest calibre gained through a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts, and research methods of Islamic Governance.

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is a graduate institute that offers taught and research degree programmes centred on public policy, public management, and Islamic governance. The IPS facilitates the learning and analysis of applied policy research, and delivers training in multi-disciplinary policy areas, such as the Environment and Energy.

IPS pursues five strategic aims, which includes advancing research on mainstream and specialized public policy areas, teaching graduate degree programmes, training in policy areas and processes, conducting conferences, seminars and publications, and pursuing networks and institutional collaborations.

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