0 Malaysian scientist are collaborating internationally
is also at a nascent stage,as demonstrated through
co-authorship and joint project
0 This is encouraging,given country’s limited
collaborative experience.and it is also reflects the
importance placed on developing strong
independent research in the first intance.
0 But Malaysian’s collaboration rates lower than some
of Malaysian’s neighbours.
0 One of the reasons,why Malaysian scientist
do not abroad because there is ample R&D
funding available within country.
0 So, scientist not dependent on EU or other
0 It is good Malaysia is so independent,but on
other hand international collaboration needs
to become one of our top priorities.
List of International Institutions Collaborations
01. Imperial College, London, UK.
02. University of Ottawa, Canada
03. Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
04. Institut Europeen des Membranes, Universite Montpellier, France
05. Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
06. National University of Singapore, Singapore
07. Institute Technology Bandung, Indonesia
08. Meiji University, Japan.
09. Diponegoro University, Indonesia
010. University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK.
List of International Institutions Collaborations
1. Imperial College, London, UK.
2. University of Ottawa, Canada
3. Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
4. Institut Europeen des Membranes, Universite Montpellier, France
5. Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
6. National University of Singapore, Singapore
7. Institute Technology Bandung, Indonesia
8. Meiji University, Japan.
9. Diponegoro University, Indonesia
10. University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK.
Research & Development
COUNTRY 2010 (RM Billion)
People's Republic Of China 146.53 12.5
Singapore 145.53 12.5
Japan 133.30 11.4
United States Of America 117.21 10.0
Thailand 67.11 5.7
Republic Of Korea 53.02 4.5
Indonesia 47.48 4.1
Hong Kong 45.09 3.9
Taiwan 44.04 3.8
Germany 38.68 3.3
Others 329.67 28.2
Malaysia's Top 10 Trade Statistics for the Year 2010 (Country)
1. Malaysia's Top 10 Trading Partners
0 Trafalgar Square Malaysian street food
0 Malaysia prefers UK for collaborative research while
of many UK’s neighbours prefer US.
0 Co-authored articles between the two almost doubled
from just 543 articles between 1996 to 2000, to 963
between 2004 to 2008.
0 Producing a total of 334,418 internationally co-
authored articles between 2004 to 2008.
0 Boyd argues that, as Malaysia’s research strength
grow, UK scientist should increasingly look to a
Malaysia, particularly given its unique biodiversity
and potential for pharmaceutical and climate change
0 In 2007-2008, there was a major drive between
Malaysia and UK.
0 £4 million directed towards collaborative research
programmes in 2007-2008 between the UK and 12
East Asian countries.
0 £1.2 million was allocated to 25 different
collaborative with Malaysia more than China,
Singapore, Thailand and Japan.
0 Ties between UK and Malaysia run deep, with British
–born Francis Light first settling in Penang as early as
0 The relationship still remains after the independence
0The Colombo Plan(1950) established by seven governments of the
Commonwealth, later include the USA and others within South and South
0Initially created to:
0Promote bilateral aid to developing countries in Asia.
0Sponsoring thousands of Asian student to study in tertiary institution.
0UK and Australia among the most popular destinations.
Today ,there are almost 12,500 Malaysian studying in UK, a third of whom are
enrolled in postgraduate programmes.
Malaysian choose Australia as study destinations.
2010 -Attracting over 20,000 students
-vocational and training institutions
-schorlarship from the Malaysian Government for public `
-overseas PhDs also prompted significant growth
-fields of science and engineering
Due to Colombo Plan-estimated 250,000 alumni boasting an
Such benefits are now being reflected in co-authored publications.
medicine, engineering and computer sciences, followed by physics
MALAYSIA AND EUROPEAN
0Malaysia’s collaborative relations in Europe :
Country Rank Article Publications
Germany 10 th 237
France 14 th 148
Netherlands 17 th 119
0Malaysia has been considered as ‘Strikingly
0March 2010, EU announced RM2.5mil would
be provided to University of Nottingham-
0Aim >>> To increase awareness and
collaboration through EU research
GLOBAL CHAMPION FOR FOOD
To explore importance
sources of nutrition,
food animal feed other
To advance research
capacity in food security
To become a facilitator
of collaborations around
0 Malaysia collaboration with neighbours country still quite
0 Why ???
0 - Due largely to huge disparities in scientific
capacity across South East Asia.
0 India and Japan more prominently in Malaysia’s collaborative
networks and ranked 2nd
0 Why ???
0 - Due to Malaysia’s geographical position and
unique cultural activity.
International Science ,
Technology and Innovation
Centre for South-South
0 Established 2008.
0 Auspices UNESCO.
0 Funded by Government.
ISTIC Aims :
To be an international platform
for countries of the G77 and the
OIC to collaborate in STI.
Dato Lee Yee Cheong
0 Former Engineering.
0 Industry leader.
ISTIC IS IMPORTANT :
0 “because developing countries need to have
confidence in themselves and we must not be
dominated or overshadowed by the likes of China,
India and Brazil”.
0 “its not about philanthropy or aid; future markets are
all based in the South so ISTIC is about investing now,
building relationships now so that developing
countries can benefit from each other in the future”
ISTIC concentrates on areas
such as water, energy, health,
agriculture, and biodiversity.
ISTIC is symbolic of broader
ambitions to become a hub for
knowledge sharing among
Seven out of eight (7/8)
Millenium Development Goals
Malaysia’s experience is now
shared as an example of best
practice for other developing
0 OIC (organisation of islamic conference) have 57
member states include 22 of the world's 50 least
0 dialogue about STI is much needed
0 malaysia's involvement with UN (united nation) to
share best practice, similar initiatives and training
could take place amongst the least developed
0 malaysia would be the best to facilitate these
0 in 2003 and 2007, malaysia being charged with
reinvigorating and it proposed number of
ambitious policies including;
i. settlement of israeli-arab conflict
ii.promotion of islam hadhari
iii.increased economic cooperation among muslim
but malaysia remains as a source of inspiration
0 highlights fostering collaboration in STI among
OIC countriesas a part of its effort to inspire
islamic contries to become more proficient in the
acquisition, generation, distribution and
exploitation of knowledge
0 malaysia can take use of similar OIC member
states who are similar scientific areas for potential
0 eg. nanotechnology (new for malaysia but iran and
turkey gaining traction)
0 building networks and forums for exchange
information and ideas is very useful
0 the vision also suggests OIC countries should
spend 1.2% of their GDP on R&D
0 by 2015, 30% students in OIC countries should
hane oppurtunity to go to the university and
encourages scholarships and exchanges
particularly among OIC members.
0 while only 7 years into this 17-year strategy,
majority of countries woll fall well short of lofty
aims and senior malaysians have expressed
diasappointment about the lack of
commitmentamong OIC states.
Malaysia has lots of network to draw from. Here list some of
example of connections which can link our country to other
*Commonwealth of Nations
*Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)
*ASEAN and APEC
These are strong credentials in terms of a framework
which to build collaborative networks
Commonwealth Of Nation
Can link our country to 54
Current Members >>>
Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)
Links our country to 56 other states which
States that it is "the collective voice of the Muslim World" and
works to "safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim
world in the spirit of promoting international peace and
ASEAN and APEC
*ASEAN (1967) stands for Association of Southeast
*Is a geopolitical and economic organization of ten
countries located at Southeast Asia. Countries included
are Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
*APEC(1989) stands for Asia-Pacific Economic
* Both helps in connecting our country to their region
and have an unique cultural diversity open enviable
door in East Asia
ISTIC and ‘Crops for the Future’ are one of those initiatives
which demonstrates an increasing desire to tap into global
research more effectively.
Co-authored papers increasing at fast rate are also a good
news and should be further encouraged.
In conclusion, there’s still many to be done. Collaboration is
still some way off becoming embedded in the research
culture of Malaysian scientist.
Initiatives such as Colombo Plan could be better used
as a link of establishment.