Research Cluster Office
Since its establishment more than 100 years ago, University of Malaya has fostered a strong tradition of research and development, producing numerous world-class breakthroughs in various fields of science and technology. However, most of UM’s distinctive research publications have come from individual efforts and segregated groups. As a consequence, the contributions made were uncompetitive in number and thus became diluted in their impact for the university. In order to boost the university’s image and expand its research productivity, it is imperative that newer and more effective strategies be introduced to the university.
Prior to being accorded the Research University (RU) status on October 11th 2006, the various research carried out in UM were loosely clustered according to the various disciplines in the faculties. With the RU status and its objective, there is an urgent need to redefine research clusters in a more focus manner in order to help charter the research strategic planning and mobilize the various research groups and units more efficiently.