About Us

There is no doubt that humanity's greatest challenges – and some of its most promising opportunities – are regional and global. Increasingly, the world requires effective partnerships between scientists, policymakers, and diplomats from different countries. The multi-disciplinary and multidimensional challenges of science-based global problems today have been amply demonstrated in the areas of climate change, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution. Even negotiations in international trade have not been spared from the critical role of science communication in pursuing partnership and collaboration. The most compelling case for science diplomacy is playing right in front of our eyes, where polemics arose ranging from the origin of the Coronavirus, right to the export and procurement of the various vaccines from several vaccine-producing countries, and the uneven distribution of those vaccines, with the ensuing delivery to developing countries. This is where science diplomacy has emerged as a critical discipline in furthering the cause of global collaboration among countries.


To position UCSI University as a leader in science diplomacy and sustainability, for the betterment of Malaysia’s Interest, ASEAN, and the rest of the developing world.


To establish an international centre of excellence on science diplomacy and sustainability at UCSI University and lead in producing a group of talented future leaders, well-versed and adept in science-policy nexus, to holistically address the sustainability issues raised at the national, regional and international level.

Study at UCSI

Unlocking Global Frontiers: UCSI University's Pioneer Programme in Science Diplomacy

Interdisciplinary Excellence

UCSI University takes pride in its holistic approach, seamlessly blending scientific expertise with diplomatic insights. Our interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that students gain a deep understanding of both scientific principles and the intricacies of international relations, preparing them to navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving global landscape.

Global Collaborative Initiatives

As a student at UCSI, you will not just learn about science diplomacy – you will actively engage in it. Our university fosters a culture of collaboration by providing unique opportunities for students to participate in international research projects, joint ventures and diplomatic missions. This hands-on experience sets our graduates apart, empowering them with real-world skills and a global perspective.

World-Class Faculty

At the heart of UCSI's Science Diplomacy programme are our distinguished faculty, comprised of leading experts in science, diplomacy and international relations. You will be guided by professionals who have firsthand experience in shaping global policies, ensuring that you receive the best education possible.

Innovative Research Centres

UCSI is home to cutting-edge research centres focused on addressing global challenges. Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research initiatives that tackle issues at the nexus of science and diplomacy.

Professional Development

Beyond academic excellence, UCSI is committed to nurturing the professional growth of its students. Our Science Diplomacy programme includes specialised workshops, seminars and mentorship programmes designed to enhance your leadership, negotiation and communication skills – essential attributes for a successful career in science diplomacy.

Global Networking Opportunities

UCSI University has a vast network of alumni and partners around the world. By joining our Science Diplomacy programme, you become part of a global community that open doors to unique networking opportunities, internships and collaborations, providing a distinct advantage in your future career.