Centre of Excellence (CoE)

Centre of Excellence for Rural Informactics (CoERI)

Over the last 15 years information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been increasingly and optimistically promoted as a means of transforming developing countries into “modern” and knowledgebased societies and to alleviate some of the social and economic problems of developing world, particularly those in rural areas. Yet very little is known about the veracity of these aspirations, much less about the long-term social and economic effects of these technologies upon societies both in urban and rural areas.

Malaria Research Centre (MRC)

The Malaria Research Centre (MRC) was established as one of the two Centres of Excellence by UNIMAS in January 2006. This was in recognition of the major contributions to malaria research by Prof Balbir Singh, Prof Janet Cox-Singh and co-researchers at the Malaria Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. These two scientists joined UNIMAS in 1999 to establish laboratory-based research in the new Medical Faculty and with financial support from UNIMAS, they were instrumental in designing and equipping state-of-the-art research laboratories. The acquisition of research grants from UNIMAS, the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment and the Wellcome Trust enabled them to train young scientists and establish an active group of researchers working on malaria.

Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy (CoERE)

The Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy was established in 2009 to strengthen and rationalise the UNIMAS research, demonstration and development efforts in all renewable energy technologies. CoERE is dedicated to accelerate the deployment and grid integration of renewable energy and low carbon generation technology through the utilization of Wind, Tidal Wave, Biomass, Hydro Power, Solar PV and Solar Thermal energy. As we step into this new era, there are high technological demand for ecology, energy saving, resources, and preservation of environment. Development of technologies for alternative energy for the reduction of energy consumption is an emergent issue.

Centre of Excellence for Image Analysis and Spatial Technologies (CoEIMAST)

Centre of Excellence for Image Analysis and Spatial Technologies (IMAST) is a research and development unit under Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). IMAST is a forward looking Technologies professional which focus on IT software development, business strategies planning and consultancy services. We provide excellence and clients satisfy services to meet their business objectives.

Centre of Excellence for Sago Research (CoESAR)

CoESAR or The Centre of Excellence for Sago Research was established in 2010. The aim of the Centre is to serves as a focal point for sago palm research conducted in UNIMAS. The Centre is dedicated to provide a platform and reference point for sago research and product development. The researches conducted aims to strengthen and better understand the biology and genetics of sago palm and developing products from various parts of the palm. The Centre has many active researchers in sago palm with research funding that are acquired from several sources such as from UNIMAS research grant scheme; Tun Openg Chair; IRPA, Sciencefund and Technofund from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI); Fundamental Research Grant Scheme from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), and many others, enables the research to be conducted and the training of future researchers.

Centre of Excellence for Disability Studies (CoEDS)

Centre of Excellence for Disablity Studies (CoEDS) was established on 1st May 2011. CoEDS roles are to :

  • Provide leadership and support for a range of programmes on research, education and practice related to different areas of disabilities and different issues on disability including disability and human rights, specialist service design and delivery, and information accessibility.
  • Share resources from different faculties in UNIMAS, and also different universities, educational institutions, service organizations and civil society groups from within and outside Malaysia on research and practice which contribute towards the advancement of people with disability and bring about inclusive development in society.
  • Serve as a platform for academics, practitioners, disabled persons’ organisations and civil society to advance research, practice and education which promote the development of people with disabilities and an inclusive society.
  • Develop theory and share research findings which will impact on service and policy development for the advancement of people with disabilities in Malaysia as well as outside Malaysia.
  • Create extensive networks and partnership with various institutions and agencies locally and internationally in forging practice, research and policy which contribute towards disability-sensitive society and inclusive development.
  • Provide an advisory service to University management on creating a user-friendly environment for students and staff with disabilities.

Centre of Excellence in Semantic Technology and Augmented Reality (CoESTAR)

The Centre of Excellence in Semantic Technology and Augmented Reality was established in 6th August 2009 and is located at the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development (FCSHD), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). CoESTAR is part of MIMOS endeavours in driving universities towards the National Technology Roadmap aimed at serving as a compass for researchers in translating their work into benefits from strategic, social and economic aspect towards achieving the national aspiration of K-nation.

Water Research Centre (WRC)

The Centre for Water Research (CWR) at UNIMAS has been formally established as a Centre of Excellence in January 2006. It’s an offshoot of what was before an informal grouping of researchers from the Faculty of Resource Science & Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation at UNIMAS. The main function of CWR is to promote, activate and coordinate all water related research and consultancy at this university.

Centre of Excellence for Business, Economics and Finance forecasting

The Centre of Excellence for Business, Economics and Finance forecasting (BEFfore) was established in May 2013 and is anchored at the Faculty of Economics and Business, UNIMAS. The Centre serves as a platform and a reference point for business, economic and finance forecasting. With a unique focus on modeling and forecasting, BEFfore stands out as a centre different from any other in Malaysia. In this manner, BEFfore spearheads collective research and development using elements of forecasting. With reliable forecast results, appropriate policy-making decision would be made possible to assist the country in maintaining sustainable economic growth and achieving prosperity in line with Vision 2020.