Publications of USM staff 2000-2010 with international co-authors. Source: ISI Web of Science
New USM Mission<br />USM is a pioneering, trans-disciplinary research-intensive University that empowers future talent and enables the bottom billions to transform their socio-economic well-being.<br />Research University<br /> APEX: Laying a new foundation<br />Resources<br />Governance<br />Talent<br />
Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow<br />*Talent,<br />Resources,<br />Governance<br />*Ecology,<br />Socio-culture,<br />Economy<br />USM as a sustainability-led university<br />Scenario Plans<br />Jamil S (nd)<br /> World Bank<br />Transformation<br />* Nexus of Natural capital,<br /> Social capital,<br /> Economic capital.<br />*Nexus of People,<br /> Ideas,<br /> Wisdom.<br />Nurturing & Learning <br />It refers <br />to the 4 billion <br />people who make up the base of the economic pyramid worldwide - primarily the world’s poor - and the potential benefits of increasing the linkages of the base of the pyramid to knowledge. <br />Students & External Activities <br />Research & Innovation<br />Enablers:<br />Technology,<br />Innovation system,<br />Distribution & Marketing<br /> Values:<br />Quality, Equity, <br />Accessibility, Availability, Affordability, Appropriateness <br /> Bottom of the Pyramid <br />*<br />Endpoints: Quality of Life - MDG* (2015); EFA* (2015); EfSD* (2014) <br /> Millennium Development Goals by 2015; Education for All by 2015; Education for Sustainable Development by 2014<br />
27% coral reefs<br />seriously threatened <br />(up from 10%)<br />Extinctions<br />on the rise<br />2.8 billion living<br />on < $2/day<br />1.1 billion lack <br />clean water<br />10 years after Rio…<br />Not much have changed!<br />6 million children <br />died from hunger<br />in 10 years<br />Greenhouse gas<br />emissions up 9%<br />Growing gap<br /> between rich & poor<br />2002 The World Summit on Sustainable Development<br />Why?<br />
13<br /><ul><li> Inclusive?</li></ul>R&I for whom? What?<br /><ul><li> Fair?
The Decade of Education <br />for Sustainable Development<br />2005-2014<br />USM as RCE<br />Approved by UN Gen. Assembly, 2002<br />UNESCO: appointed lead UN agency<br />“Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract -- sustainable development -- and turn it into a reality for all the world's people.”<br />Kofi Annan, UN SecGen, 2001<br />
New Mission<br />USM is a pioneering, trans-disciplinary research-intensive University that empowers future talent and enables the bottom billions to transform their socio-economic economic well-being<br />
New developments<br />Decoding of the rubber genome to benefit the society <br />Our contribution to the country. That should enhance livelihood of rubber tappers, enhance rubber industry for the country and improve quality of life of Malaysians and the world.<br />Should also be able to generate income to the country based on the IPR and enhance new industries<br />Should also enhance the Biotech industry of the country with the establishment of My NIC (Malaysian Innovation Council) <br />USM’s Centre for Chemical Biology <br />has unveiled the first-ever draft of the <br />Heveabrasiliensis rubber tree genome<br />In the world and likely position Malaysia <br />as the leading quality rubber producer <br />in the world<br /> The Star 4 Nov, 2009<br />Monday, November 2, 2009<br />USM decodes 2bn base Rubber Tree genome – world’s 1st<br />
Development and Commercialization of sustainable rapid diagnostics that has benefited society at large <br />Development of protein and DNA –based diagnostics for low resource settings by INFORMM – a HICoE<br />Development of non PCR based diagnostics<br />
PENANG, 29 Jan.- The ‘Out of Africa’ theory that suggested fossils of early man were only found in Georgia roughly 1.7 to 1.8 million years ago, may have to be rewritten with the latest discovery by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) archaelogists.<br />To be published in Nature 2010 <br />
By Syed Akbar Ali "KUALA LUMPUR: <br />The Al-Bukhary Foundation has given RM5mil to the National Heritage Fund for research and preservation of heritage sites in the country. "It will be used for several projects including the archeology complex at Sungai Batu, LembahBujang in Kedah. We also plan to use archeology expertise from China to meet international requirement and recognition," he told reporters after the ministry's monthly gathering at Istana Budaya here today. -- BERNAMA (080410)<br />SB1B- RITUAL STRUCTUREOSL dating (bricks)- 110AD<br />
K-Clusters in the Northern Corridor<br />Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Evers (2010)<br />Center for Development Research (ZEF), <br />
USM as a Trans-Oceanic K-hub<br />Publications of USM staff 1980-2010 (Jan) with international co-authors in ISI Web of Science<br />1980-1989<br />2000-2010, Jan<br /> Transforming HE for a Sustainable Tomorrow<br />Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Evers (2010)<br />Center for Development Research (ZEF), <br />
Penang as Knowledge Hub<br />International co-operations regarding scientific publication of USM (2000-2010,Jan)<br />Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Evers (2010)<br />Center for Development Research (ZEF), <br />
Data From Scival SpotlightYear 2007 and 2008<br />
USM<br />2007<br />USM<br />USM<br />>1<br />>1<br />>0<br />State of the art<br />Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry<br />Ranked 11 DC – Macromolecules & Polymer, Composites, Wood2 DC - Safety Management, Carbon, Macromoleculars & Polymers, Filtration Membrane5 DC - Phytochemistry, Crystallography, Ecological Modelling9 DC - Tropical Medicine <br />RAS= Relative Article Share<br />1 = leader<br />RL =Reference Leadership<br />1= Leadership<br />@SotA – State of the Art<br />>0 = leadership<br />Ranked 123 EC - Chemical Engineering, Energy Fuel25 EC – Chemistry, Energy Fuel11 EC - Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry<br />Ranked 2<br />8 DC- Inorganic Chemistry, Crystallography <br />
USM:2008<br />USM<br />USM<br />>1<br />>1<br />>0<br />State of the art:<br />Phytochemistry<br />Ranked 11 DC - Macromolecules & Polymer, Composites11 DC - Macromolecules & Polymer 18 DC – Safety Management, Carbon2 DC – Safety Management, Filtration Membrane, Colloid<br />23 EC – Cytogentics & Genome Mapping, Phytochemistry<br />24 EC - Food Chemistry, Carbohydrate Research <br />3 DC - Semiconducting Materials<br />31 EC - Water Treatment<br />6 DC - Crystallography, Inorganic Chemistry<br />7 DC – Reliability Engineering, Computer-Aided Process, Statistics<br />RAS= Relative Article Share<br />1 = leader<br />RL =Reference Leadership<br />1= Leadership<br />@SotA – State of the Art<br />>0 = leadership<br />
Commercialisation and hi income spin-offs <br />We have commercialised about 42 products that provide economic business and social business.<br />We have equity in some of the products that we license.<br />We have generated MLabs – a public listed company based on USM R&D in ICT<br />Establish our own incubator and research park called sains@usm<br /> science & arts innovation space<br />
<ul><li>sains@usm is a nexuswhere people, ideas, sciences, technologies, the arts, academia and industry intersect and fuse to generate new ideas, products and solutions that contribute to a sustainable tomorrow and addresses the needs of communities at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.
“Synergising Creativity, Nurturing Enterprise“ encapsulates this vision of sains@usm. </li></li></ul><li>USM’s Spin off Company<br />Malaysian Bio-Diagnostics Research Sdn. Bhd.<br />Established in 1994<br />Mlabs Systems Bhd.<br />Established in 1996<br />….all revenue generated by USAINS represents income/wealth generation by USm as reflected in the consolidated accounts of usm which is approved by usm’s finance committee, lpu and then forwarded to mohe.<br />iNetmonSdn. Bhd.<br />Established in 1994<br />EQ-USAINS <br />(USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd.)<br />Established in 2000<br />IXC Malaysia Berhad <br />Established in 2009<br />Sanggar SAINS SdnBhd<br />
What role R&D? More of the same?<br />Laying a new foundation<br />Changing the Old foundation<br />Mode 1 – Factory model<br />Mode 2 – Garden model<br />Economy<br />Employment<br />Entrepreneurship<br /><ul><li>Eco-nomy
“Challenge <br />the status quo”<br /><ul><li>Tan Sri MohdSidek Hassan</li></ul>Jan 24, 2008, USM, Penang<br />
“Learning should be about being and not about having.”<br />Confucius <br />K'ung-fu-tzu (孔夫子)<br />September 28, 551 BCE<br />
R&D with a HEART <br />The new foundation<br /> Old foundation<br />I am a human<br />capital<br />I am a human<br />being<br />HE for Sustainable Tomorrow<br />HE in an UNsustainable Society<br />http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper1206/stills/133731d0.gif<br />
Laying a new foundation<br />Issues and challenges<br />
The Gap?<br />I am having a 3rd generation Audititis!<br />I’m $-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d <br />& Stressed out<br />RU-APEX<br />The USM VC<br />Normal <br />Business <br />Unusual<br />modified<br />Business-as-usual<br />www.socialsecuritychoice.org/images/BrianFair <br />
STATUS OF USM’s NEW CONSTITUTION<br /><ul><li>The drafting of the new constitution started in January 2009 and has gone through intensive scrutiny by officers from the KPT, AG Chambers and USM representatives.
The draft formally submitted to AG Chambers on 25th March 2010 for approval before gazzette.
USM’s own “wish list”</li></ul>The Constitution is meant to be a preliminary measure pending the enactment of an Apex University Act or an Apex University Schedule.<br />
Audititist:TheGovernance Gap<br /> …the articulation of governance…towards R&D unfortunately, is still in “compliance” mode of a tick-box (based on old foundation) approach…or else… <br />The gap: Can a tick box approach to, or a rigid compliance with the guidelines or rules [set on old foundation] accelerate the laying of new foundation for RU? APEX?<br />
<ul><li>Governance [audit] cannot be that a single process will always be the best process for every imaginable business or business transaction in the world esp R&D.
…rather is it about applying our minds as to what is the best process for the business of the organisation or for a particular transaction [eg APEX]… which can be negated by the rigidly (mindless) compliance-or-else regime.</li></ul>M King (2006) The Corporate Citizen – Governance for all entities<br />Penguin Book, p. 15, 25<br />
ALBERT EINSTEIN:Not everything that counts can be counted [KIP], and not everything that be counted counts [KPI]!<br />KPI - KIP<br />Key Performance Indicator<br /> Key IntangiblePerformance <br />
http://persuasiveweb.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/herd-mentality.jpg<br />We can no longer afford to have the herd mentality!<br />
From auto-no-money to Sustainable Financial AUTONOMY<br />Challenge the status quo<br />Less Red-tapes <br />Income and earnings other than grants in aid to be regulated by the Board <br />Board’s power has been expanded to transfer annual recurrent expenditure to capital expenditure<br />Income and earnings other than grants in aid to be regulated by the Board<br />Increase<br />efficiency and increase accountability<br />-e-management<br />Financial Autonomy Creates Financial Accountability<br />
…forerunner to AAN*<br />The SanggarSanjung or Hall of Fame event which began in 2001 is a special ceremony attended by the Tuanku Chancellor, held to celebrate and recognise outstanding contributions of USM academic staff and Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS) Fellows. <br />Awards<br />Publications<br />Top 15%<br />HadiahSanjungan (>IF 0.2)<br />Research products (Gold medals only)<br />Personality (Hadiahunggulsahaja)<br />Quality (MAMPU,ICC bukan ISO)<br />Senidan Creativity<br />IPR<br />International grant<br />Teaching (6 bidang)categories and who had received awards and accolades from both national and/or international agencies for their efforts and achievements.<br />AAN=AnugerahAkademik Negara.<br />
Citation Data (in 5-years Intervals, 2005-2009)<br />Source: Essential Science Indicators (Thomson Reuters) as of March 1, 2010<br />Citations per paper<br />