The Research Cluster
The research clusters of University of Malaya give broad direction for developing research agenda, each embracing prominent and evolving themes in research area. Each cluster includes interdisciplinary approaches and coordinates research activities from different disciplines.
The research clusters will be instrumental in focusing the university’s research activities and will aid in galvanizing university research activities in the future.
The research clusters of University Malaya give broad perspectives for developing the research agenda, each cluster embracing prominent and evolving themes in a research area.
The Terms Of Reference (TOR) of Research Cluster are:
(i) To assist TNC P&I in strategizing research direction and formulating research policies .
(ii) To foster and coordinate multi-disciplinary research activities in new emerging areas and frontier topics amongst the faculties/centre/academy/UMCOE/HICOE.
(iii) To promote, create and implement transdisciplinary research through research programs and Grand Challenges amongst the faculties/centre/academy/UMCOE/HICOE.
(iv) To forge relationships and interactions between UM entities & researchers, government/ private agencies, industries and international institutions.
(v) To provide expertise in reviewing and evaluating research proposals for external including international grants.
(vi) To monitor and manage university research grants.
There are 6 clusters: