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Leading Malaysian university to collaborate with NSIRC

Leading Malaysian university to collaborate with NSIRC

From left to right: Prof. Dr Badri Abu Bakar, Prof. Azanam Shah Hashim, Prof. Tat-Hean Gan, En Darus Taib

The National Structural Integrity Research Foundation (NSIRC) is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership with one of Malaysia’s foremost technical universities.

NSIRC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), marking the beginning of a new era of collaboration between the two organisations.

UniKL, established in 2002, is a leading technical university in Malaysia, responsible for elevating technical education in the country. With 14 institutes focusing on areas including marine, aviation, oil and gas, automotive and information technology, and state-of-the-art facilities spread across Malaysia, its aim is to equip scholars with the technical and business skills needed to commercialise new and innovative products and become ‘technopreneurs’. 

NSIRC is a postgraduate research centre responsible for the delivery of fundamental research, innovation and skills development in structural integrity technologies. The industry-led research carried out at NSIRC aims to improve understanding of the science underpinning the safe operation of all classes of structure, and to accelerate industrial applications of new products and technologies. 

By signing the MoU, UniKL and NSIRC have pledged to work together to generate industry-led research. The two organisations are an excellent fit, as UniKL recognises the need to collaborate with industry leaders to see its research reach commercialisation as products, while NSIRC exists to partner with world-leading institutions to deliver research and accelerate uptake by industry.

The agreement will enable UniKL students to conduct research at NSIRC, leading to the creation of new products and technologies. It will also inspire the next generation of engineers and researcher in Malaysia. 

NSIRC Technology Director, Prof Tat-Hean Gan, said: ‘Having established NSIRC as a national research centre of choice, we are now working to take the next step and develop into a leading international centre in structural integrity. We are proud to be able to welcome UniKL as one of our international academic partners.’

NSIRC currently has 54 researchers working on developing cutting-edge technologies and counts 21 leading research academic institutions among its partners. Researchers collaborate with international research organisations to conduct experiments, and attend conferences to engage with fellow researchers and disseminate their work in high-impact publications. To date, NSIRC students have attended international conferences and symposiums with an outreach exceeding 3000 participants