Tan Sri Omar Centre for STI Policy Studies
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.
UCSI-Cheras Low Carbon Innovation Hub
We are proud to announce that UCSI University lead the coordination of the new research consortium (RC), UCSI Cheras Low Carbon Innovation Hub. This RC aligns itself to the 10 mitigation pathways toward Kuala Lumpur Low Carbon blueprint, in particular, on Action 4: Sustainable Energy System, Action 5: Community Engagement, Action 6: Low Carbon Green Building, Action 8: Sustainable Waste Management, and Action 9: Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management.
Centre of Research for Advanced Aquaculture (CORAA)
The Centre of Research was established in June 2021, with the objective to foster convergent and interdisciplinary collaboration with reputable universities and research institutes across the globe. The centre will serve as a research hub for product commercialisation of new innovations and as an excellent platform for closer public-private partnership (PPP) development. UCSI’s research consortium addresses core UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG, 1: No Poverty, 2: Zero Hunger, 4: Quality Education, 5: Gender Equality, 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, 14: Life Below Water). This consortium has been strategically framed to cultivate and enhance sustainable aquaculture, weaving itself into the Blue Economy model, impacting the community, economy, and the environment positively.
Sustainable Coastal Cities Research Consortium
The Sustainable Coastal Cities Research Consortium is a collaborative effort launched during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Sustainable Coastal Cities Symposium, an APEC-sponsored symposium held from 24 to 26 November 2021. Our goal is to address the challenges that coastal cities face due to their large population load, climate change, and sea level rise. With coastal regions representing 20% of Earth’s surface, it is crucial to find sustainable solutions. To achieve this, we are focusing on three key strategies outlined by the Malaysia Smart City Framework: smart economy, smart environment, and smart government.