UM-Kyoto University Secretariat,
Level 6, Research Management & Innovation Complex (RMIC),
University of Malaya,
50603, Kuala Lumpur,
MALAYSIA Tel : +603-7967 4635 Fax : +603-7967 7813 Email : email@example.com
The University of Malaya has successfully established long term collaboration with Kyoto University stretching more than two decades notably under the JSPS-VCC program. The year 2010 gears up another avenue of research collaboration in the form of an offshore base of Kyoto University known as University of Malaya-Kyoto University Program: GCOE and JSPS Asian Core. During the official launch in January 2010, two projects kick start the function of this offshore base namely Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities (GCOE-HSE) and the International Center for Human Resource Development in Environmental Management (EML). UM-KU Office has three objectives as its instrument of concern:
1) To carry out relevant corporative research projects,
2) To recruit potential doctoral students, and
3) To construct an innovative academia in the related fields.
The year 2011 saw the initiation of new program which is Asian Core program. All of these three programs have core elements based on collaboration of research in an international set up. In the future as in the past, it is hope that continuation of this collaboration will produce more new research areas which can lead to innovation of environmental system, technology and solving problems particularly for Asian countries.