Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a leading research university in engineering, science and technology, located both in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. As the largest graduate-focused research university in Malaysia, UTM is ranking at 288 rated by the Quacquarelli Symonds’s (QS) 2016/2017 World University Ranking.

The vision of UTM is to contribute towards creative human capital that is pertinent to sustainable development. UTM is currently ranked at 86 under the UI-Green Matric World University Ranking (2014), and continuously committed towards the transformation into a sustainable green campus. Many faculties and research centres in UTM (e.g. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Chemical & Energy engineering, Education, Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security, UTM-Japan International Institute of Technology) play a very active role in promoting sustainable development and education for sustainable development-related programs at the postgraduate level.

UTM-Low Carbon Asia Research Centre (UTM-LCARC) is a multiple-disciplinary centre promoting the development of sustainable low carbon scenario in Malaysia and Asian regions. UTM-LCARC is one of the leading research centres in Asian regions who are actively committed to the climate mitigation and resilient development at the city level. The centre covers five (5) major research groups including Scenario Integration and Land Use Planning, Consensus Building and Education, Waste Management, Energy System and Air Quality and Transportation.

The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) is a high impact international program to promote sustainability initiated and run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and UTM. The MSCP aims to document sustainable city development efforts in Malaysia.  Research findings will be developed into online instructional materials to enhance and extend the teaching of sustainable city development across universities in the global South. The MSCP is housed in CoLab at MIT and the Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) at UTM. More at: www.utm-isi.my/collaborative-research/72-mit-utmnews.html

A range of postgraduate programme and training workshops to nurture and harness new leaders to create the positive change of economy, environment and social development for addressing sustainability issues have been offered at UTM. An International Summer Programme entitled “SS14: Accelerating Low Carbon Development in Asia” is run annually (www.utm.my/mytree/ss14) to groom regional champions for sustainable development.

For more information about the sustainable study and research in UTM, visit the university website www.utm.my