What is TREx?

TREx (stands for the Tropical Research Experience) comprises an intensive 14-day course and that broadly revolve around the biodiversity, ecology, and conservation of tropical rainforests and aquatic ecosystems. 

Participants will undertake a range of activities including lectures, workshops, as well as designing and conducting independent research projects to gain understanding in the ecology of rainforest ecosystems and current environmental issues , while learning techniques that are commonly practised in rainforest field studies. This is following the successful running of the TREx Pilot Programme in January 2020.

TREx will take place on 9 – 22 June 2021.

Participation fee: BND 920.00 only.*

Fee includes:

  • All activities at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, including Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre (KBFSC)
  • Transportation for all field trips
  • Meals, transportation and accommodation at  KBFSC for 5 days and 4 nights
  • Programme materials (inclusive of reading references)
  • TREx merchandise
  • Certificate of Participation

* Price applies to Brunei-based participants only. Additional fees and conditions will apply to overseas participants.​

Who can apply?

  • Have at least a Bachelor degree in any field.
  • Currently based in Brunei Darussalam.
  • A keen interest but do not necessarily have experience in tropical biology and field research.
  • English speaking proficiency required.
  • Must be medically and physically fit.
  • Applicants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
  • Also open to professionals in Government and private sectors of various backgrounds. Details available below. 

Last update: 16/01/2021

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