The Minister of Higher Education Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin has agreed to appoint Prof. Dato' Dr. Muhamad Jantan as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
starting 1 st February 2013.
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
In line with the university's values of quality, equity, availability, accessibility. affordability, and appropriateness, USM has set its mission to be "a pioneering, trans-disciplinary research intensive university that empowers future talents and enables the bottom billions to transform their socio-economic well-being". such a remarkable mission is achieved through its 7 key APEX thrusts, which are Future-oriented, Unique, Sustainability, Humanity, Universality, Change, and Sacrifice. To that end, research at USM is driven by 3 main thrusts areas namely curiosity-driven, people-focused and industry-driven.
As the first university in Malaysia to adopt the "Blue Ocean Strategy", USM aspires to be a leader not only academically, but also in terms of contributing to the community by changing the lives of the bottom billions and enhancing their socio-economic well-being. The less fortunate should always be taken into consideration when transforming higher education in research and innovation. such a strategy indicates directions of R&I at USM in order to become a world class sustainabilituy0led research university.