Press Releases

UK-Malaysia project generating bioelectricity from wastewater wins RM635,000 Newton Prize

UK-Malaysia project generating bioelectricity from wastewater wins RM635,000 Newton Prize

A ground-breaking project that generates sustainable electricity from effluent waste processing has been awarded the Newton Prize worth £112,000 (approximately RM 635,000). This project, spearheaded by lead researchers from Malaysia and the United Kingdom, paves the way for greater access to energy supply particularly for […]

Citizen scientists discover 6 new species of beetles in Borneo

Citizen scientists discover 6 new species of beetles in Borneo

Taxon Expeditions has become the first organisation in the world to initiate field courses for citizen scientists in biodiversity hotspots, with the aim of discovering, describing, naming, and publishing new species under the slogan “You can be Darwin too”.

L’Oréal-UNESCO honours three outstanding Malaysian women scientists in annual award

L’Oréal-UNESCO honours three outstanding Malaysian women scientists in annual award

Three women scientists in Malaysia has won the coveted L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship recently for research that tackles global challenges while potentially saving the lives of millions.

Science, technology and innovation community comes together at Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Open Day

Science, technology and innovation community comes together at Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Open Day

Newly extended Newton-Ungku Omar Fund paving way for greater UK-Malaysia collaborations.

Running HOT & COLD towards ending AIDS

Running HOT & COLD towards ending AIDS

Two Malaysian AIDS Foundation Red Ribbon Youth Club advocates battled heat strokes and frostbites to inspire young Malaysians in the fight to end AIDS.

Press Release: Citizen scientists to discover new species on Borneo

Press Release: Citizen scientists to discover new species on Borneo

A new organisation, Taxon Expeditions organises expeditions for non-biologists in Malaysian Borneo. But unlike other ecotourism outfits, the participants are guided by international experts through all the steps of real scientific research. Together, they discover, name, and publish completely new species of wild animals.

News: University of Sheffield launches partnership with Malaysia

News: University of Sheffield launches partnership with Malaysia

The University of Sheffield’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett will this week (4 – 11 April 2016) visit Singapore and Malaysia. A key focus of the trip will be to learn more about the region’s strengths in science, engineering and economic growth – meeting with a number of leading scientists, industrialists and educational leaders – and to launch the University’s Kuala Lumpur office.

Competition: National Science Challenge 2016

Competition: National Science Challenge 2016

National Science Challenge (NSC) 2016 is now open for registration. NSC is an annual science competition targeted to Form 4 students nationwide, who will stand a chance to win a study visit to Stockholm, Sweden to witness the annual Nobel Prize ceremony.