University of Malaya
As Malaysia’s first university, UM is gearing up to be a major global player in research, innovation, publication and teaching. As part of its contribution to the National Higher Education Strategic Plan, UM is aiming to be a World Top 100 University by 2015. UM has taken initiatives and formulated strategies to expand its research agenda to 2015 and beyond.
As Malaysia’s premier Research University, UM will actively engage in more research activities, collaboration, partnerships and engagements with the other universities and industry locally and abroad to share and capitalise on leading-edge research carried out by its researchers. Enhanced collaboration amongst the region's research universities and industry can lead to thriving networks for research innovation, commercialization and sharing of results on the next generation renewable energy technology, climate change, ocean science and health sciences.
UM’s role in leading Malaysian research and innovation will be its everlasting contribution to Malaysia’s New Economic Model and the coveted developed country status. The question is not whether UM can lift research and innovation to be truly world class but when and how quickly this will happen.