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Research Centres

Research Centre for Sustainability Science and Governance (SGK)

This centre was created to focus on integrated and transdisciplinary studies related to sustainability issues.  The governance system comprising policy, planning legislation and management has been researched to realize the sustainable development concept based on scientific and humanities input, especially in the evaluation of physical ecosystem changes and the impact of human activities on the ecosystem to allow for sustainable management of the environment.  The objectives of SGK establishment are:

To become a centre of excellence related to transdisciplinary research in sustainability science and governance.

To play role as a study centre on policies, theories and management to support sustainable development.

To serve as a coordination centre for research and development, capacity building and network and outreach building activities related to science and sustainability governance.

This centre was established to highlight UKMS and LESTARI’S contribution especially in sustainable development.  Sustainability science, extensively developed in LESTARI through various core groups, would be more comprehensive if formulated together in a special governance framework for sustainability.  At he early stages of its inception, the centre focused on cultivating a Malaysian-styled governance framework of sustainability to be utilised at a various management levels.  This Malaysian-styled framework is needed to cater for its multiracial and multireligions community.  At the same time, research at the core group level was further enhanced to support the continuous effort towards sustainable development.

The establishment of this centre leads to the training and creating pool of experts who are well-versed in sustainability.  Comprehensive sustainability management demands the development of science and applications towards sustainable development.  Cooperation in research and joint facilitation of programmes were prominent in LESTARI.  Research cooperation towards science and governance for sustainability between LESTARI and various outside parties showed that LESTARI had been singled out by stakeholders beyond UKM.

For further information, please contact:

Pof. Dr. Mazlin Bin Mokhtar
Chair
Research Centre for Sustainability Science and Governance (SGK)
Tel: (+603) 89214144
Email: mazlin@ukm.my


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Research Centre for Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability(KASES)

This centre was established on January 1, 2006 to focus multidisciplinary studies related to environmental,  natural  resource, economic and social sustainability.  This research scope of this centre includes integrated research on environmental integrity and sustainable natural resource utilization, sustainability of economic and industrial systems that promote social well-being and environmental integrity (Economic and Industrial Sustainability); and social development of various communities based on the sustainability concept (Social and Community Well-being).  The objectives of KASES establishment are:

To become a centre of excellence related to multidisciplinary research in environmental, natural resource, economic and social sustainability.

To support environmental sustainability and natural resource development of the country

To become a coordination centre for research and development activities, capacity building, and  network and outreach related to environmental, natural resource, economics and social sustainability

Multidisciplinary research in environmental, economic and social fields have led to close cooperation with agencies outside of UKM to realize research and outreach programmes at the national and international levels.  This cooperation has been managed to ensure successful implementation of research and outreach activities.

The main focus of KASES is research and development.  To this end, the effort to obtain research funding, graduate assistant and postgraduate fellowships have been carried out.  Collaboration with various local and international parties would be increased to promote central achievement in dealing with environmental sustainability, economic and social issues.  Human resource development would be given priority in order to build a credible research group in the relevant fields of study.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Ahmad Fariz Mohamed
Chair
Research Centre for Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability(KASES)
Tel: (+603) 89214150
Email: fariz@ukm.my


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Langkawi Research Centre (PPL)

This centre was established in 2002. At the time, PPL was led by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Komoo (Then LESTARI’s Director).  PPL was subsequently chaired by Prof. Dr. Mohd Shafeea Leman in 2005 before he was succeeded by Dr. Norhayati Ahmad in 2006.  This centre was created in 2002 as a small entity in LESTARI.  The objectives of PPL are:

To becomes a centre of excellence on natural resource development research for tourism.  In this context, research on natural resource utilisation for effective ecotourism development is a priority area that needs to be researched.

To become a focused research centre that highlights policy studies to support tourism.

To PPL played a role as a research coordination centre related to natural resource development for effective utilisation.  To play this role, PPL coordinates research and seeks funding support from local and international sources, and private companies.

This centre is responsible for developing natural resources to build Langkawi’s capacity as the leading international tourist destination in the country.  This intention was realised with the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding between UKM (through LESTARI) with the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) for 2001-2005 and which was renewed for 2006-2010.  One of the main initiatives of LESTARI and LADA through PPL was the development of the Langkawi Geopark.




For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Che Aziz Ali
Chair
Langkawi Research Centre(PPL)
Tel: (+603) 89214145
Email: che@ukm.my


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Core Groups

Geological Heritage of Malaysia

Research in developing the concept of geological conservation that introduces geological resources and landscapes as components of Mother Nature for preservation.

Further info: www.ukm.my/wgm
Head: Prof. Dr. Mohd Shafeea Leman
Tel: +603 8921 XXXX
Email: shafeea@ukm.my


Water Governance, Forests and Natural Resources

Head: Dato' Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail
Tel: +603 8921 4514
Email: dinshah@ukm.my


Ecosystem Studies, Urban Ecosystem Sustainability & Sustainability Assessment & Planning

Head: Emeritus Prof. Dato' Dr. Abdul Samad Hadi
Tel: +603 8921 4148
Email: asamad@ukm.my


Socio-Economic

Head: Emeritus Prof. Chamhuri Siwar
Tel: +603 89214154
Email: csiwar@ukm.my


Malaysian Network for Integrated Management of Chemicals and Hazardous Substances for Environment and Development (MyNICHE)


MyNICHE is an integrated management network for chemicals and hazardous substances for environment and development, established on 16th June 2005 with the cooperation of the Conservation of Environmental Management Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Members of MyNICHE consist of representatives from government agencies, universities, research institutes, the private sectors and non-governmental orgsanisations (NGOs).

Further info: www.ukm.my/myniche
Head: Prof. Dr. Mazlin Mokhtar
Tel: +603 89214144
Email: mazlin@ukm.my



Malaysian Network for Research on Climate, Environment and Development (MyCLIMATE)

Malaysian Network for Research on Climate, Environment and Development (MyCLIMATE) provides research support to the National Focal Point for UNFCCC and the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change in climate change research activities at national, state and local levels. It is also a network of individuals and organisations from various universities, government agencies and institutions interested in climate change issues to support sustainable development. The Secretariat of MyCLIMATE is hosted by LESTARI, UKM

Further info: www.ukm.my/myc
Head: Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Periera
Tel: +603 89214153
Email: joy@ukm.my



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New Research Projects 2011

National Grants

Bil.

Research Head

Project Title

Amout of Funding

Souce of Funding

  1.  

Datin Paduka Dr. Halimaton Saadiah Hashim

Pelan Pengurusan Langkawi Geopark

 

RM350,000.00)

 

LADA

         2.  

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Study on Analysis of Sustainable Water Resources Use

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New Research Projects 2010

National Grants

Bil.

Research Head

Project Title

Amout of Funding

Souce of Funding

  1.  

Shaharudin Idrus

Meneroka Konsep Metabolisme Perumahan dalam Kejiranan Besar (Urban Neighbourhood)

RM42,400.00

MOHE-
Fundamental

  1.  

Dr. Sharifah Zarina Syed Zakaria

Research on Integrating Indigenous Knowledge in Malaysia’s Formal Education System

RM35,000.00

MOHE-
Fundamental

Pemupukan Kesedaran Alam Sekitar di Kalangan Pelajar Melalui Aktiviti Ko-kurikulum di Daerah Mersing, Johor

RM50,000.00

Research
University

  1.  

Rospidah Ghazali

Food Security Among the Paddy Cultivaters in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Areas: An Assessment and Policy Recommendation

RM39,200.00

MOHE-
Fundamental

Penggunaan Indikator untuk Penilaian Kelestarian Sistem Pengeluaran Padi Air Hujan di Kedah

RM15,000.00

Research
University

  1.  

Goh Choo Ta

Development of National Chemicals Management Profile with Multi-stakeholder Involvement Towards a Sound Chemicals

RM35,000.00

MOHE-
Fundamental

  1.  

Tanot Unjah

Pembangunan Kerangka Perincian dan Penilaian Sumber Geowarisan di Langkawi Geopark

RM37,500.00

MOHE-
Fundamental

  1.  

Dr. Muhammad Rizal Razman

Penyertaan Malaysia dalam Proses Rundingan Penerimaan Konvensyen Basel

RM42,400.00

MOHE-
Fundamental

Proses Rundingan Penerimaan Protokol Montreal Peringkat Nasional di Malaysia dalam Pengurusan Persekitaran Bahan Kimia bagi Kawasan Bandar

RM13,000.00

Research
University

  1.  

Dr. Rahmah Elfithri

Kajian Awal Rekabentuk Masjid Lestari dengan Penggunaan Air dan Tenaga yang Efisien dalam Reka Bentuk Masjid Moden di Malaysia

RM 18,000.00

Research
University

Developing  the Capacity of Government Officers for the Practical Implementation of IWRM in Peninsular Malaysia

RM30,000.00

UNESCO-IHP Malaysia

  1.  

Dr. Sharina Abdul Halim

Empowering Local Participation in Tourism Development for Sustainable Livelihoods Among Island Communities

RM15,000.00

Research
University

  1.  

Ahmad Aldrie Amir

Mangroves of Langkawi: Habitat dynamics and the significance of their presence in the Geopark landscape

RM20,000.00

Research
University

  1.  

Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Hood Hj. Mohamad Salleh -  Projek Pemacu

Sejarah Perkembangan Intelek UKM 1970-2010

RM100,000.00

Research
University

  1.  

Prof. Emeritus Chamhuri Siwar

Pembangunan Lestari Koridor Ekonomi Wilayah Pantai Timur (ECER): Kajian Kemudahterancaman, Penggunaan Sumber, Intervensi dan Governans dalam Kerangka

RM450,000.00

Research
University

  1.  

Prof. Dr. Mazlin Mokhtar

Strengthening Existing Structure  and Sub-systems Towards a Holistic Chemicals Management System (CMS) in Malaysia

RM50,000.00

MOHE-
Fundamental

  1.  

Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation- Enhancing Capacity for Sustainable Livelihood and Lifestyles

RM25,000.00

Dana Penyelidikan UKM

  1.  

Dr. Muhammad Rizal Razman

Kajian Kemampuan Keupayaan Penguatkuasaan Undang-Undang menangani masalah jenayah di kalangan belia: Kajian kes di di Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

RM 14,000.00

Institut Penyelidikan  Pembangunan Belia M’sia

International Grants

Bil.

Research Head

Project Title

Amout of Funding

Souce of Funding

  1.  

Dr. Rahmah Elfithri

Harmonising Environmental Considerations with Sustainable Development Potential River Basin

RM66,557.20

(USD 20,000)

 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

         2.  

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fariz Mohamed

Common Shared Values in Establishing Industrial Waste Recycling Network: Learning from Japan Industry Experience

RM24,405.00

Sumitomo Foundation

         3.  

Dr. Muhammad Rizal Razman

Kajian Hukum dan Governans Lingkungan: Provinsi Riau ke  arah Pembangunan Mampan

RM 150,000.00

Universitas Islam Riau Pekanbaru Riau





For further information on research programme:

Rd.Puteri Khairani Khirotdin
Research Officer of LESTARI
Tel: (+603) 89214149
Email: rdputeri@ukm.my


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