Researchers Urged To Step Up Multi-Disciplinary Research

By Nasrullah Uul (UKM Intern)
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Researchers Urged To Step Up Multi-Disciplinary ResearchBANGI, 16 March 2015 – Researchers at The National University of Malaysia (UKM) have been urged to collaborate in undertaking multi-disciplinary researches in various fields.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali praised 13 researchers in various disciplines for successfully undertaking collaborative studies with experts from other diciplines to bring about useful results.

Speaking to researchers at the ‘An Afternoon With the Vice-Chancellor and Research Staff: Research Projects Presentations’ here recently, Prof Noor Azlan noted the successes of the researchers in their areas of work saying that he will continue to support efforts to produce new researchers.

He said research should be encouraged as an opportunity and whatever problems encountered needed to be solved.

“UKM is rich in diversity and supported by skilled resources. The results produced will be of great benefit to all,” he said.

Giving his conviction on the ability of the researchers, he said for example in the future medical equipments need no longer be imported but will be created and crafted by local expertise from various disciplines.

The event was attended by a member of the Board of Directors of the University, Prof Datuk Ahmad Tasir bin Lope Pihie, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Prof Dato’ Dr Mazlin Mokhtar (Research and Innovation) and Prof Dr Imran Ho Abdullah (Industry and Community Partnerships).

Prof Mazlin said research undertaken carry the hopes of the community and thus have to be impactful and be of benefit to the public, both within the country and abroad.

Each presentor was given five minutes to convey their ideas and had resulted in the presentation of many useful and brilliant ideas, he said.

Assoc Prof Dr Chua Hui Kien presented his findings on bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis through the use of palm oil extracts for treatment.

Prof Datin Dr Norizan Bt Abd Razak from the Centre for Corporate Communications related her work in smart marketing service, which had greatly assisted small entrepreneurs to compete globally through the internet.

Prof Noor Azlan concluded the meeting by saying that the ongoing research had covered various important aspects of society in the field of economics, health, marine sciences, spiritual development, culture and language.

Such works will complement one another in the process of creating a prosperous society which is insightful and cultured imbued with mutual respect for one another, he said.