Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)  was incorporated on 24th December 1992. UNIMAS commitment to research has already been recognized by the stakeholders and partners in industry by the provision of endowments for the establishment of eight research chairs; these include the Tun Zaidi Chair for Medicinal Chemistry, the Tun Openg Chair for Sago Technology, the Shell Chair for Environmental Studies, and the Sapura Chair for ICT. Today, UNIMAS’ strength in research is being acknowledged by peers in at least three niche areas of research: Biotechnological research in epidemiology (dengue, JE, FMHD, malaria), biogeography (phylogenetics) and agriculture (sago); ICT, specifically on rural communication and image analysis; and Biodiversity, natural resource and environmental management. The university management has upgraded, based on their strength in research, the status of some of their research groups at UNIMAS to Centres of Excellence which are: The Malaria Research Centre; The Centre for Water Research; Rural Informatics; Image Analysis and Spatial Technologies; Semantic Technology and Augmented Reality, Renewable Energy; Sago Research; and Disability Studies.

website: www.unimas.my