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Academic & Research

Applied Arts

The Applied Arts Cluster offers a broad spectrum of studies in the area of applied and creative arts for Master and PhD programme. The cluster provides many educational and career options for creative-minded students. This will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to enter the work force may it be in public or private sectors.

The centres and schools:

Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia
Graduate School of Business
School of Communication
School of Educational Studies
School of Management
School of The Arts
Basic Education Research Unit
National Higher Education Research Institute

Applied Sciences

Applied sciences are the exact science of applying knowledge from one or more natural scientific fields to practical problems. Applied sciences are important for technology development. Its use in industrial settings is usually referred to as research and development (R&D).

The Applied Sciences centres and schools:

Centre for Drug Research
Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
National Advanced IPV6 Centre
National Poison Centre
School of Computer Sciences
School of Housing, Building and Planning
School of Industrial Technology
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR)
Centre for Advanced Analytical Toxicology Services (CAATS)
Centre for Global Sustainability Studies
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Pure Arts

Pure Arts comprises any artistic format, which can be used in a setting for bridging cultures. It does not induce a feeling of violation within any individual with regard to their cultural identity, ethics or beliefs. It is art, which can unite all cultures positively, without offending any cultural society. The concept of Pure Art has an artistic identity as well as a practical value in a cultural context.

The Pure Arts centre and schools:

Centre for Global Archaeological Research
Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
Centre For Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV)
School of Distance Education
School of Humanities
School of Languages, Literacies and Translation
School of Social Sciences
Women’s Development Research Centre
Centre for Education and Training in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Green Technology
Research and Education for Peace, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Pure Sciences

Pure sciences are the exact science of the development of scientific theories. This research is done at times without consideration of their application, and at other times aims to answer phenomena and possible mechanisms proposed in applied sciences. It is also the counterpart of applied sciences.

Pure sciences are sometimes used to refer specifically to physics and pure mathematics, but chemistry and biology may also be considered as examples. Science can come from many different forms and measures but still, everything we see around outside depends on science to live on.

Pure Sciences is a science depending on deductions from demonstrated truths, such as mathematics or logic, or studied without regard to practical applications.

Centres, Institute and Schools within the Pure Sciences Cluster include:

Centre for Chemical Biology
Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies
School of Biological Sciences
School of Chemical Sciences
School of Distance Education
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Physics

Analytical Biochemistry Research Centre (ABrC)

Vector Control Research Unit
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In Malaysia, the Engineering Cluster represents major academic institutions, hundreds of companies and thousands of engineers. Malaysia engineers have developed new technology and designed major projects around the world in almost every industry. This will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to enter the engineering sector.

The Engineering Cluster has seven well-established and respected schools and centre:

Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC)

River Engineering & Urban Drainage Research Centre

School of Aerospace Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

School of Civil Engineering

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

School of Materials & Minerals Resources Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering

Science and Engineering Research Centre
Pusat Kecemerlangan Kejuruteraan (CEE)

Medical, Dental & Health Sciences

The Medical, Dental & Health Sciences Cluster helps prepare students for a variety of careers. Dentist, physician, nurse as well as positions in the emergency services, radiology, physical therapy, medical records, medical laboratories and mental health fields are obvious options. But this cluster also can prepare students for jobs such as biological technician, clinical lab scientist, nutritionist, health care administrator, environmental scientist, speech language pathologist, cardiovascular technician, surgical technician, and special therapy services.

This Cluster orients students to careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting units, sports arenas, space centres, or within the community.

The Cluster comprises six well-established institutes, centres and schools:

Advanced Medical & Dental Institute
Institute for Research In Molecular Medicine
School of Dental Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Medical Sciences
Center For Neuroscience Services and Research

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