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Caves and Karsts in Perak: Archaeological                       and Natural Heritage                                  Free Webinar at Zoom Platform on   21st November 2020, 10am-12.30pm

                   All are welcome.                         Please register at https://bit.ly/3lJYbp9 


Herbs Webinar: Sustainable and Contemporary Practices 

Free webinar at Zoom platform 
Date: 27 November 2020 
Time: 9.30 am -1 pm 
                               All are welcome.                         Please register at   shorturl.at/fjDJW



INTRODUCTION


Malaysia is well positioned in biodiversity research.  We are identified as one of the 12 most biologically diverse nations.  The Government policy supports key areas in natural resources within the Malaysia Plan and also in the National Biotechnology Policy.  Therefore, the establishment of a Biodiversity Research Centre in UTAR is appropriate within the context of research in Malaysia.   This centre will hopefully complement institutions of higher education both locally and abroad and serve as a catalyst for education, training and commerce thus contributing to UTAR?s goals of inculcating a culture of scholastic research through major research programmes and cooperative efforts with partners.  

GOALS

To establish Centre for Biodiversity Research (CBR) as a leading centre of excellence for research, development and commercialisation of natural resources    

To promote multi-disciplinary research, product development and training of personnel in priority areas to drive local industries towards sustainable utilization of natural resources