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    • 1. NEW INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE RESEARCH & INNOVATION COLLABORATIONS AT IIUM Prof. Dr. Ahmad Faris Ismail Deputy Rector (Research and Innovation) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    • 2. INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA (IIUM) LOCATION: – Main Campus: Kuala Lumpur (283 hectares) – Centre for Foundation Studies Campus: Petaling Jaya & Nilai – Kuantan Campus: Bandar Indera Mahkota (404 hectares) – International Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilization (ISTAC) Campus: Kuala Lumpur (8 hectares) – Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IiBF) Campus: Kuala Lumpur
    • 3. POPULATION  STUDENTS: • Undergraduate: 16,522 Students (Malaysian: 14,108, Internationals: 2,414) • Postgraduate: 4,509 Students • International students come from over 90 countries  STAFF:  Academic Staff: 1,798 Lecturers  Administrative Staff: 1,713 Staff LANGUAGE  Medium of instruction: • ENGLISH • ARABIC (for faculty of Laws & Islamic Revealed Knowledge) FACULTY  No. of faculties: 15 (Some of them include; Laws, Economics & Management Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry and Pharmacy) (As of Oct 2009) (As of Jan 2010)
    • 4. The Malaysian New Economic Model: Goals and characteristics
    • 5. MALAYSIAN BUDGET 2010: INTENSIFYING RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALISATIONCurrently, expenditure on R&D activities (in Malaysia) is at 0.6% of GDP, well below the United States at 3%, South Korea 3.5% and Taiwan 2.4%. To shift towards a high-income economy, we need a strong foundation in research, development and commercialisation (R&D&C) activities. Therefore, to strengthen R&D&C activities, the Government will undertake the following measures: First: Rationalising all research funds and grants to be more effective to achieve set targets; Second: Establishing a National Innovation Centre supported by a network of innovation excellence centres under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education; Third: Integrating R&D activities with patents, copyrights and trademarks registration to ensure R&D&C processes are implemented more effectively. The cooperation between patent and research agencies will expedite the commercialization of research findings; and Fourth: Providing small and medium enterprises with tax deduction on expenses incurred in the registration of patents and trademarks in the country.
    • 6. MALAYSIAN BUDGET 2010: LEVERAGING FULLY ON NICHE AREAS • Intensify efforts to fully leverage on the potential of sectors in which we have the advantage, including the services sector. To date, the contribution of the services sector to GDP is 58% and has the potential to be developed further. • Focus on niche areas with potential and move up the value chain as well as generate higher returns. • The areas include tourism, information technology and communication (ICT), finance and Islamic banking, halal and green technology industries.
    • 7. National Higher Education Strategic Plan The seven strategic thrusts of the National Higher Education Strategic Plan are: 1. Widening Access and Enhancing Equity, 2. Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning, 3. Enhancing Research and Innovation, 4. Strengthening Institutions of Higher Education, 5. Intensifying Internationalization, 6. Enculturation of Lifelong Learning, and 7. Reinforcing the Higher Education Ministry’s Delivery System
    • 8. Widening Access and Enhancing Equity Targets: • 50% 17-23 years old cohort enrolled in tertiary education • 33% workforce with tertiary education • Human Capital Development Fund for Higher Education • Prestigious Scholarship and Special Scholarship
    • 9. Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning Targets: • National policy on student training and staff attachment with the industry • Periodic curriculum review, interactive teaching, and use of english language • Employable graduates • 100,000 PhD or equivalent
    • 10. Enhancing Research and Innovation Targets: • Critical mass of researchers (50 RSE per 10000 work force) • 6 research universities • 20 internationally recognised centre of excellence • Innovation culture among students • 10% commercialization of research products
    • 11. Strengthening Institutions of Higher Education Targets: • One or two APEX Universities • 3 public universities in Top 100 and one university in Top 50 in the world • Autonomy according to KPIs • 75% lecturers with PhD • University rating according to KPIs
    • 12. Intensifying Internationalization Targets: • Networking with international universities • Average of 10% international student enrolment • 5% international student enrolment in competitive programmes • Average of 15% international faculty members in research universities • Student mobility and transfer of credits
    • 13. Enculturation of Lifelong Learning Targets: • Recognition of life long learning in the MQF • Recognition of past learning and experiences • Increase in adult/matured students • Alternative paths of education and programme mobility
    • 14. Reinforcing the Higher Education Ministry’s Delivery System Targets: • MOHE as a facilitator • Effective implementation and monitoring • Performance based KPIs • Prudent Spending • Selection of Public HEIs top management based on merit
    • 15. NEW INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE RESEARCH & INNOVATION COLLABORATIONS AT IIUM
    • 16. Business Innovation IIUM 2015 Strategic Direction: Towards becoming a Research-Intensified University S1. Produce well- rounded personalities and employable graduates Customer Stakeholder Financial Learning &Growth InternalProcess Research & Academic Excellence C1. Achieve status as a leading international academic & research institution imbued with Islamic values L1. Strengthen staff development and competency F1. Achieve budgetary sufficiency and efficiency P1. Strengthen quality integrated curriculum P8. Increase income contribution from SBUs/RMC/IHSB S2. Become centre of reference in niche areas of research P6. Secure bigger research grant P5. Have a significant pool of distinguished scholars P2. Intensify quality research output and publication P4. Increase academic staff who are engaged in high impact research L2. Ensure quality of research facilities through key compliance P3. Strengthen postgraduate studies P7. Enhance quality service L3. Improve library facilities to support research L4. Enhance morality within the university community IIUM Strategy Map 2007-2015IIUM Strategy Map 2007-2015
    • 17. NEW STRUCTURE OF RESEARCH OFFICES AT IIUM
    • 18. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSLIM WORLD ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE & PRODUCTS FUNCTIONS  To develop and enhance research culture  To encourage research activities to the academic staff  To ensure the incoming of funding for the interdisciplinary research  To ensure the sustainability of the research activities of the University  To promote the University’s expertise to the external bodies
    • 19. INNOVATION & COMMERCIALIZATION OFFICE FUNCTIONS  To establish linkages and solicit contracts for consultancy, sponsored projects & collaborative funding  To manage Intellectual Property Rights of researchers  To promote innovation and commercialization arrangements  To encourage commercially viable research projects  To act as secretariat for the Research Exhibitions
    • 20. INTERNATIONAL FUNDING OFFICE FUNCTIONS  To secure international grants for the University  To assist academic staff to apply for international grant  To build strong network with international bodies in obtaining grants
    • 21. IIUM PRESS FUNCTIONS  To encourage faculty members to produce scholarly works  To publish scholarly works (English, Arabic and Bahasa Malaysia)  To promote IIUM Publications  To participate in books exhibitions
    • 22. RESEARCH MANAGEMENT OFFICE FUNCTIONS  To administer and coordinate research activities  To disseminate research findings to relevant parties  To organize seminars on the presentation of research findings  To manage the Research databases  To provide specialized training for the researchers
    • 23. Research Clusters
    • 24. 24 LIST OF APPROVED RESEARCH CLUSTER (2004- 2008)
    • 25. 25 LIST OF APPROVED RESEARCH CLUSTER 2009
    • 26. Engineering Research Groups 1. Biomolecular Engineering Research Unit 2. Intelligent Mechatronics System Research Unit 3. Bioprocess Engineering Research Group 4. MEMS / NEMS Research Group 5. Experimental and Computational Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Group 6. Autonomous Agent Research Group 7. Wireless Communication and Signal Processing Research Group 8. VLSI and System Design Research Group 9. Computer Networking Research Group 10.Structural Mechanics & Dynamics Research Group 11.Advanced Materials and Surface (AMSE) Engineering Research Group. 12.Precision Manufacturing Engineering Research Unit 13.Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Group 14.Bioenvironmental Engineering Research Unit (BERU) 15.Information Assurance Research Group (IARG) 16.Software Engineering Research Group 17.Biomedical Engineering Research Group (BME)
    • 27. Research/Innovation Funding • FRGS – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme • Science Fund • TechnoFund • Specific Funds – Biotech, ICT
    • 28. RMGS Projects Addition of Essential Heavy Metal to Bioactive Components of Aqucous Carica Papaya L. Extract for Improved Wound Healing Sultan Qaboos University, Oman & University of Queensland University, Australia Intelligent Autonomous Small Helicopter for Disaster Monitoring Konkuk University, Seoul Korea Real-Time Sign Language Analysis, Recognition and Synthesis Based on Image Processing and Multimedia Messy University, New Zealand Access Audit In Religious Buildings and Public Spaces in Syria Damascus University, Syria Studies on Carotenoids From Local Sources for Food and Nutraceutical Applications Hokkaido University, Japan Prediction of Failure Mechanism of Polylactic Acid-Kenaf Fibre Biocomposites Using Acoustic Emission Parameters Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary Management Commitment to Service Quality: A comparative Case in Conventional Banking in New Zealand and Islamic Banking in Malaysia Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Global Metabolite Analysis of Cho Cells Cultured in T-Flasks and Bioreactor using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry University College Dublin, Ireland Development of Inorganic Membrane for Microbattery Applications Centre for Technology of Process Industry, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Jakarta An Investigative Analysis of the use of Road Topography Data to Enhance Truck Performance along Roadways Virginia Polytechnic & State University Blacksburg, USA Genetic, bio-chemical and behavioral determinants of neurodegenerative diseases-a multicentre study Aleppo University, Syria Zakat Collection, Disbursement and Expenditure: Case Studies of Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (FDKL), States of Selangor and Kelantan in Malaysia King Abdul Aziz University Distribution of Heavy Metals and their Pollution Effects on Fishes, Green Mussels and Sediments of Coastal Water Pahang, Langkawi Malaysia and Gulf of Oman Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
    • 29. Malaysia ranked 30th in global paten Malaysia: Patent Filed : 218 (+6.0% change)
    • 30. IIUM Patents Filed in 2009Method for Preparing Sherical Shaped Polous Ceramic microcarrier using Sago As Porgens Method and Apparatus for Recognizing Arabic Handwritten Characters Electromagnetic Actuated CVT System for Vehicles A Novel Method for Producing Porous Ceramic Bodies Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers (CNFs) on Powdered Activated Carbon Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) on Powdered Activated Carbon for Water Treatment A Dementia Brain Solution Unique Class (Quranic Al-Muqataat) Encryption Cryptograph) Development of Ceramic Membrane Chromatography for Biologics Purification Microstrip Patch Antenne with Unsymmetrical Feedline Method for formulating a Culture Medium to Provide Maximum Number of Viable Cell Concentration A Multipurpose Bag An Improved Folding Mechanism Used As A Reading Material Support An Improved Wheel Chair Surface Active Extracts From Clove for Preparation of Vegetable Oil Emulsions Method for Preparing Sherical Shaped Polous Ceramic microcarrier using Sago As Porgens Secure Encrypted Envelop An Intelligent Shoe guard or Alarm or the Like System Hexapod Robot Method for determining amount of electric current to a fowl prior to slaughter Method for producing recombinant bromelain Vegetable Oil Emulsion Drug Delivery System and Method for Making Thereof An Acrylic Die For Hipbone Joint Casting Method for Producing Citric Acid from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches using Aspergillus Niger A Novel Process development to produce bioactive Compounds From Palm Oil Mill Effluent by Using Liquid-State Fermentation and A Novel Strain A Process for Producing Glucoamylase from NonFood Starch A Process for Producing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTS) A Process for Removing Protein from Skim Latex Sonication Technique for Improvements of Recovery Process of High Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) Titer Bioactive Dence Hydroxyapatite for Load Bearing Bone Implant Applications and Effect of Manganesse Doping on Mechanical Improvement New Glass Ionomer Cement With Boron
    • 31. IIUM Patents Filed in 2010 Novel MEMS Biosensor with Integrated Impedance and Mass-Sensing Capabilities A Method of Producing Nanofluids Comprising Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) A Method of Producing Cross-Linked Nanocomposite Method for Isolating Virus Method for Virus Propagation in A Bioreactor Palm Oil Sludge - A Novel Source for Biosurfactant Production by Using A New Strain Production of NP-AIV Using Different Process Control System and Method for Locating Subjects in an Indoor Environment With Speech Recognition Transesterification Process from Producing Methyl Ester From Crude Palm Oil A Thermoelectrically-Controlled MEMA- Based Nozzle
    • 32. IIUM Research and Innovation: The Way Forward • Research University • World Renowned Research Institutes or Research Centres • Attract High Quality Researchers and Postgraduate Students • Generating Income through Commercialization of Research Products
    • 33. Conclusions IIUM has decided to focus on two main research niche areas, namely the Islamic Products and Knowledge as well as the Sustainable Development in the Muslim World. Various research clusters formed at IIUM are aligned in these new directions. The Research and Innovation Office has recently been restructured to include new offices that look after the niche areas as well as the international funding, IIUM press, and the innovation and commercialization. In addition, the Research Matching Grant Scheme (RMGS) is enhanced further to promote international research collaborations.

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