The Minister of Higher Education has agreed to appoint
Professor Ir. Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohamed, FASc as Deputy
Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation),
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) starting
1st May 2018.
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.