University Malaysia Sarawak's Nursing Education and Research

Sarawak, Malaysia - UNIMAS (University Malaysia Sarawak) is the only university in Malaysia that has been accepted by the Canadian IIQM as its Cooperating Site.

The Department of Nursing of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is fully committed to the promotion of excellence in nursing education and research. It therefore aim to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with a wide array of opportunities -- locally and abroad -- for self and professional development. In its effort to achieve this, the Department of Nursing has taken several key initiatives, which include the establishment of academic and research partnership links with universities abroad, and the universities are the University of South Australia (the UNIMAS-UniSA Link) and the University of Alberta (the UNIMAS-IIQM Link).

The UNIMAS-IIQM Link was established in 2005 when the Qualitative Research Methodology Unit (QRMU) was recognized and accepted as a Cooperating Sites for the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), University of Alberta, Canada. To date, the IIQM has set up Cooperating Sites with 85 universities and other types of institution of higher learning around the world, with the aim to promote excellence in qualitative research and education. UNIMAS is the only university in Malaysia that has been accepted by the IIQM as its Cooperating Site. Currently, the UNIMAS Cooperating Site is collaborating with the University of South Australia and IIQM to hold the first Biennial International Conference on Evidence-Based Nursing in 2008, with the theme “Advancing Nursing Through Evidence”.

The UNIMAS-UniSA link was established in 2005 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of student exchange between the Department of Nursing, UNIMAS and the School of Nursing, University of South Australia. To date, six undergraduate nursing students from the University of South Australia have studied in UNIMAS during the 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 academic sessions.

Contact Person : Dr Chang Kam Hock - [email protected]