The BRIMAN (Brunei – Indonesia – Malaysia Academic Network) Institute, abbreviated to be BRIMANIS, was firstly established in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on May 2, 2017, in the context visiting the Members and Executive Board of ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) towards the Faculty Members of UMS (Malaysia University of Sabah) for sharing and caring on education and other academic matters.
Based on the ideas of Lecturers at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of UMS, one of them is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suyansah bin Swanto, to propose and promote the BRIMAN Institute that covered the members especially the Lecturers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, even welcoming to the Lecturers from other nation-states in Southeast Asian countries.
The main objective of BRIMAN Institute is to promote and develop of Educational Studies, and other disciplines, by conducting the research, organizing the conference and workshop as well as publishing the scholarly journals. This institute is concerning on academic matters, not in the political interests.
The Executives Board of BRIMANIS for period 2018 to 2020 are the Lecturers of Brunei Darussalam, i.e. Assoc. Prof. Ampuan Dr. Haji Brahim bin Ampuan Haji Tengah as Chairperson; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haji Awang Asbol bin Haji Mail as Secretary General; and Dr. Haji Tassim bin Haji Abu Bakar as Treasurer. All lecturers come from UBD (University of Brunei Darussalam) in Bandar Seri Begawan.
The period for Executive Board in managing and organizing the BRIMANIS is two years; and it will be constituted respectively by the Lecturers from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia. So, for period 2020 to 2022, for example, the Executive Board of BRIMANIS will come from the Lecturers of Indonesia; and for period 2022 to 2024, the Lecturers of Malaysia will organize and manage the BRIMANIS.
Until now, however, the members of BRIMANIS are not only coming from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, but also from Southeast Asian countries and even around the globe. By subscribing the scholarly journal managed by Minda Masagi Press, owned by ASPENSI in Bandung as well as be supported by BRIMANIS, you are able to be member of BRIMAN Institute.
Assoc. Prof. Ampuan Dr. Haji Brahim bin Ampuan Haji Tengah