Science and Technology Management Training Course for Researchers in OIC Countries

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) organized the OIC Conference on Science and Technology from 7-10 October, 2003 in Kuala Lumpur.


This conference was organized as a side event of the 10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference, which was held on 11-18 October 2003 in Putrajaya. This conference has
produced the resolutions called Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Science and Technology for Socio- Economic Well Being of the Ummah, which declared VISION 1441 as a vision for Muslim world to rededicate themselves to mastering science, and technology to ensure that they can face the challenges of the new global economy.

VISION 1441 - “OIC member states are committed to become a community that values knowledge and is competent in utilizing and advancing Science and Technology (S&T) to enhance the socioeconomic well being of the Ummah”.

Kuala Lumpur Declaration was then adopted by 10th. Session of the Islamic Summit Conference. The Declaration has identified 7 key strategic thrusts in achieving Vision 1441 including capabilities and capacities. In the era of knowledge economy, skilled
people are at the centre of this economy. They are the building blocks of most of the OIC countries efforts to transform their economies. The availability of skilled people especially in science and technology among member countries is extremely low - in most cases the
figure is less than 10 researchers, scientists and engineers per 10,000 labour force. Member countries need to urgently address this deficiency by instituting various human resource development programmes. The Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Science and
Technology for Socio-Economic Well Being of the Ummah has outlined six recommendations on strengthening S&T capabilities and capacities including to launch science and technology management training courses for senior personnel of S&T institutions as well as those from industry among member countries.

The first,second,third, fourth and fifth Science and Technology Management Training Courses for Researchers in OIC Countries were organised in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008and 2009 under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP). A total of 162
participants from OIC member countries attended this course. Following the success of these courses, the sixth training course will be organized in 2010 under the framework of the MTCP. This training course will not only contribute towards developing the human capital of OIC countries but will go a long way towards building greater people to people understanding among the Ummah.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are to provide participants with:
• Sufficient theoretical insights on current trends in science and innovation management including the concept of a National Innovation System; science awareness, R&D commercialization, technology transfer, public-industry linkages
and techno-entrepreneurship;
• Skills on sound research management practices including writing of research proposals and presentation of technical reports as well as activities aimed at fostering a creative and innovative organizational culture
• Opportunities to establish joint research collaborations among member countries.

Course Outline
The main topics covered in this two-week course include, among others, the following:
• science, technology and innovation in the knowledge economy
• knowledge society and role of researchers
• writing a winning research proposal
• quantitative methods for science and innovation policy research
• communicating science to the public
• public sector-industry linkages
• commercialization of research
• techno-entrepreneurship
• intellectual property rights

In addition to the above topics, technical visits to research institutions and local case studies will be included in the course programme to complement the class presentations.

Course Duration and Venue

The programme will last for two weeks. It will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 4 - 16 July 2010.

Who Should Attend

The target group for the training course is the researcher from local and OIC countries. The training course will cater to practicing researchers who is heading research centre or institute or any research centre or institute or any research programme inn their
institutions, both government research institutions as well as institutes of higher learning, Participants are required to have basic proficiency in English since the course will be conducted in English.

Number of Trainees

A maximum of 30 trainees will be selected for the training course. 20 trainees will be from OIC Countries and another 10 from local. The mixture of local and OIC participants will enable mutual exchange

Modes of Delivery

A combination of the following will be used in the delivery of the training course.
– Lectures
– Workshop and discussions
– Case studies
– Role play / simulation
– Visit to selected research institutions/ research centres both public and private

Resource Persons

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia has 188 Fellows drawn from eminent Malaysian scientist, engineers and technologists in the fields of medical sciences, engineering sciences, biological sciences, mathematical and physical sciences, chemical sciences, information technology, and science and technology development and industry. Fellows of the Academy and other selected local experts from universities and research institutions will be the resource persons for the training course. They will be
selected based on their expertise, experience and relevant to the course.


Participants will be awarded with a certificate upon the successful completion of the course.

Training Course Registration Participants are advised to register in advance,
preferably before 4 June 2010. Please fill the registration form and send it to the training course secretariat. This is a fully residential training course. Registration fee is at RM10,000.00 per participant. In return, participants are entitled to get:
– training course folder and materials,
– participate in the technical visits,
– training course certificate,
– visit to UMS, Sabah
– accommodation at Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur throughout the training course, and
– meals and coffee during the two weeks of the training,

* (Application form also can be downloaded from

Mode of Payment – Payment can be made using crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to Akademi Sains Malaysia. If you wish to pay through telegraphic transfer, please notify the secretariat before transferring. All transfer should be made to the account below:

Account no. 1401 4010083361
Bank Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
Branch Jalan Raja Laut
Ground Floor
Menara Tun Razak
50350 Kuala Lumpur
Swift mode BIMBMYKL

Please send copy of your transfer slip to the secretariat. The secretariat will send an
acknowledgement upon receipt of payment. Cancellation & Transfer Policy – If you are enable to attend, a substitute or replacement participant is allowed at no extra cost provided written notice is given prior to the event. A 90% refund can be made for
cancellation received in writing before 19 June, 2010 No refund will be made if cancellation is received after 19 June 2010. Please note that cancellation by phone
will not be accepted. For more details contact us at; (Muhammad Fardy Md Ibrahim or Nur Marini Shaari)

Tel: 03-2694 9898
Fax: 03-2694 5858

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

From 04 Jul 2010
Until 16 Jul 2010
Academy of Sciences Malaysia 902-4, Jalan Tun Ismail 50480 Kuala Lumpur
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