Tropical Research Experience: TREx 2023

Information for TREx 2023

*Last update: 23/05/2023


TREx 2023 will take place on 26 June – 7 July 2023.

Registration closes on: 15 May 2023

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Detailed information about TREx is available here 

Application is now closed.

1. What is TREx?

Tropical Research Experience (TREx) is offered by the Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (IBER) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), designed to provide research experience in biodiversity and ecology of tropical rainforests and aquatic ecosystems.  TREx is a 2-week program comprising 7-day virtual and 5-day physical components. The virtual component is built around lectures on key topics by scientists who actively engage in tropical field research. The highlight of TREx is a 5-day research fieldwork at the Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre (KBFSC), where participants will be involved in research projects and nature outings.

2. What to expect

  • Learn about key topics on biodiversity and field techniques from research scientists.
  • Conduct a biodiversity-themed field research project.
  • Report research findings in a seminar.
  • Get involved in writing a manuscript (post-TREx).
  • A unique experience in a pristine tropical rainforest in Borneo.

3. Programme outline

4. Programme Fees

  • International participants: BND 1,000 
  • Brunei-based participants: BND 450

5. Enquiries

For enquiries, please e-mail:

For further information on the organiser, please visit the following websites by clicking on the logos:

Check out previous TREx programmes here: