Universiti Malaya Community Engagement Centre (UMCares)
The Universiti Malaya funds for social engagement, also known as the Community Engagement Grant was established to provide opportunities to lecturers to transfer their skills and research findings for the betterment of the community. This is in line with the government's initiative to have universities function as a community centre to the local populace. This restructuring is in line with current goals and objectives which require the university to increase its level of engagement and contributions to the society.
Type of UM Community Engagement Grant
UM COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRANT
UM Community Engagement Grant funds for action research that is conceptually applying multi / inter / trans-disciplinary research as analogous to other grants, i.e., UMRG, IIRG, etc. This grant can be funded for existing research to further testing application of their research's output to community.
UM NADI LEMBAH PANTAI
UM Nadi Lembah Pantai program is an initiative by UM through UMCares to approach community particularly those residing near UM. The program as a platform to communicate directly with the community representative to identify issues and stakeholders, e.g., school, industry, etc. to develop research mapping. On the development of this Lembah Pantai community ecosystem, replication will be applied to other community ecosystem near UM.
UM KELAB SAHABAT
This program open to all UM academic staff to conduct action research with UMCares school network, i.e., school adoption program named as Kelab Sahabat. This program has started since year 2016 engaged through a memorandum of understanding between UM and Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) Petaling Utama. This program is focusing on area addressed by the school community and suggestion by UM researcher. On the development of this school community adoption, replication will be applied to other PPD near UM, i.e., Pejabat Pendidikan Wilayah (PPW) Bangsar / Pudu.
Last Update: 08/08/2022