Research Universities' Role As Motivators Of K-Economy

Last update: 12/05/2014

By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin

KUALA LUMPUR -- The 'Media Event RU Success Stories' programme organised by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) recently at its campus in Serdang highlighted many of the inventions and benchmarks set by the local research universities (RU).

The programme also highlighted the talents behind important research and development undertaken by the RUs.

The event among others highlighted the prototype of a mobile breast scanner, the ambitious Serdang biomass town project and the accreditation system to benchmark tourists spots in the country.

All these are researched and developed by brilliant Malaysian minds with the RU serving as the enabler in putting forth their talents and abilities in driving the country's k-Economy and achieving the developed status by 2020. FIVE RUs ENTRUSTED

The five universities recognised as RU in two phases, namely in 2007 and 2010, are UPM, Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Apart from carrying out research independently or through collaboration with local or foreign parties, all the RUs also collaborate with one another in conducting research through a cluster system.....