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To commemorate the launching and opening of its newly built Institute of Research Management and Monitoring, the University of Malaya will be hosting an inaugural UM Researchers' Conference on 23rd & 24th April 2012.

This conference will showcase UM's research niche areas that have the capacity to contribute to new methods of undertaking research. With such innovative forms of scholarship, the University of Malaya will be well placed in its endeavour to be among the top 50 universities in the world ranking by 2020. To realize this promotion of new forms of scholarship, the University has made efforts to strengthen its research by forming research clusters and allocating large research grants for high impact research.

Recognising the need to establish global networking, collaborative partnerships have also been forged with more than 100 international institutions working on diverse multidisciplinary topics from HIV-AIDS,  infectious diseases, biodiversity and nanotechnology to law, intellectual property, culture, religion, gender studies and poverty eradication. In the coming years, it is hoped that the University will see a further quantum leap in high quality research activity and publications as a result of the initiatives taken.

Entrepreneurship is also strongly promoted in the University. Schemes managed by the Centre for Technology Transfer & Commercialization will help create a society that is innovative and competitive on the international stage, and able to contribute to developing new technologies.

As such, UM is taking strides to ensure that Malaysia becomes a more holistically developed Nation, not only in science, technology and economics but also in social justice, ethical and moral values, quality of life, political stability and efficient government administration.

The UM Researchers' Conference 2012 provides a platform for discussion, sharing and the creation of new ideas and expertise in various fields to be shared between local researchers, the public, private and industrial sectors. Among the presenters are several of the University's distinguished and award-winning academics, including recipients of the Mahathir Science Award 2006 and the Merdeka Award 2010.

The conference is made up of 6 sessions covering various aspects of research.

  • The University of Malaya Research Roadmap
  • The UM Higher Institution Centres of Excellence (HICOE)
  • High Impact Research
  • Multidisciplinary Research
  • Internationalization
  • Commercializing Research
  • Malaysian Studies

 Kindly be informed that the REGISTRATION for UMRC 2012 has been CLOSED. Walk-in registration is subject to availability of seating.

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