About Us

“Enhancing STSI Capacity for HPPS Malaysia”

The TSO Centre for STI Policy Studies at UCSI University was established on 17 August 2021 with the mandate to promote the enhancement of national Science, Technology and Social Innovation (STSI) capacity for the delivery of the objectives of Rukunegara 1970 and other articulation of National Aspirations since, which can be expressed as ‘Harmonious, Prosperous, Progressive and Sustainable Malaysia’. The Centre will work and collaborate with organisations with similar mandates.


Creating ACCA (Awareness, Comprehension, Commitment and Action) At All Levels for Enhancing the Capacity for STSI Promoting a Harmonious, Prosperous, Progressive and Sustainable (HPPS) Malaysia.

Scope of Activities
  • STI Policy research and analysis
  • Training in STI policy and management
  • Seminars and public debate on STI and SI issues affecting government, private sector and society
  • Publication and dissemination of studies, essays, opinions, proposals, and advice on strategies and processes related to:
    • STI for Policy
    • Policy for STI
    • STI and the Private Sector
    • STI and the Community
    • Collaboration in STI
    • STI and Governance
  • Discussions to optimise capacity for STI advice with capacity to receive and act on good advice
Focus Areas
  • Science and Technology in Social Innovation for National Integration and Social Harmony; Social Aspect of Sustainability
  • Science & Technological Innovation: Biosecurity, Bioinformatics, Economic Development, and Industrial Competitiveness; Sustainability
Research, Analysis, Seminars and Debates - the Four Critical Technologies:
  • Technologies for Basic Needs
  • Technologies for Quality of Life
  • Technologies for Economic Growth and Industrial competitiveness and
  • Technologies for Good Governance
  • Integration & Harmony
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Biosecurity and Bioinformatics
  • Economic and Industrial Development
  • Others
  • The essentials of STI Policy- Professional Programme for middle level management
  • Total National Capacity in STI - Awareness Programme for top management
  • Post-graduate studies: Masters and PhD
Management Organisation

The Centre is under the jurisdiction of UCSI University's Division of Research and Postgraduate.

Advisory Board
Chair: Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Dr Omar Abdul Rahman

Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail
Professor Dato' Ir Dr A Bakar Bin Jaafar
Datuk Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff
Tan Sri Dr Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali
Senior Professor Dr Phang Siew Moi (Exco member)
Professor Dato' Dr Ahmad Bin Ibrahim (Exco member)
Program Working Group
Coordinator: Professor Dato' Dr Ahmad Bin Ibrahim
Co-Coordinator: Professor Dr Razman Salim
Associate Member: Adjunct Professor Dr Adznir Mokhtar

Head of Focus Areas:
  1. Associate Professor Dr Lionel In Lian Aun (STI on Environment and Sustainability)
  2. Professor Dr Mohd Tajuddin Rasdi (STI on Social Policy and National Integration)
  3. Associate Professor Dr Pek Chuen Khee (STI on Economics, Trade and Regional Integration)