In its effort to enhance research output within the university, the Research Management Institute (RMI)organizes a three day workshop (13-15 January 2012)in Malacca.
Themed UiTM Futuristic, the three-day workshop is divided into three different segments: (i) Workshop on Research Entities and Centres of Excellence (ii)UiTM Research Initiatives 2012-2013 and (iii) UiTM Futuristic Briefings by Deputy Vice Chancellors (Academics & Internationalisation, Students Affairs and Industry, Community & Alumni linkages). On the first day of the workshop, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Prof Dr Abdul Rahman Omar met up with the directors of centres of excellence (CoE). Discussions were basically focused on the newly launched Research Policy of the university. One of the most important aspects of the policy is the move to appoint research fellows on a secondment basis (rather than a dual-appointment as previously practiced)to the centre of excellence. This will allow researchers to focus on their research activities during their tenureship as research fellows. Centres of Excellence are also advised to identify and to focus on a specific niche research area.