It is heartening to note that, for 10 years, hundreds of our research projects have been approved by Universiti Malaysia Sabah. These viable projects are specific and unique. Success carries with it the responsibility of meeting the needs of the future generation of academic staff, lecturers and researchers.
There is also a growing need for universities to play an important role in commercialising the researches. One clear and efficient way is through a proper channel by bringing together the creative and brilliant minds of the academic world and the sharp shrewd minds of the entrepreneurs. Hence, the birth of Directory. It focusses on the expertise thriving in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. This first crucial step would have a far reaching effect when future networks and linkages with the general public and industrial sectors are firmly established.
An early involvement of all parties especially the industry at the planning stages of the research is important for the successful commercialisation of research. The university therefore looks forward to establishing and collaborating with interested parties not only as grant providers but also as a viable commercial partner. The Directory is indispensable since it comprises a comprehensive list of researchers that will help the interested parties to get in touch with the experts swiftly.
We are grateful to the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Development) for their far sightedness and continued encouragement. We are also grateful to our colleagues, the academic and supporting staffs for their direct and indirect comments and their refreshing views. In particular, we wish to acknowledge great assistance rendered by our Research Assistants.
Zainodin Haji Jubok
Nafisah Haji Hassan
Centre for Management of Research & Conference
5th Floor, North Block, Chancellory Building
Universiti Malaysia Sabah,
Locked Bag 2073,
88999 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Tel: + 6088-320112/ 320000 Ext 1425
Fax: + 6088-320127