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NSIRC Malaysia: TWI and Monash University Malaysia sign MoU

Wed, 21 December, 2022

Malaysia - TWI Ltd and Monash University Malaysia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will launch a second centre for the NSIRC International programme in Malaysia.

Monash University will work with TWI towards joining NSIRC Malaysia and bring industry focused postgraduate academia to a new international university location.

NSIRC Malaysia universities: Monash University Malaysia & Universiti Sains Malaysia

Signing the MoU on behalf of TWI was Professor Tat-Hean Gan, TWI Innovation and Skills Director and NSIRC Director. While sign on behalf of Monash University was Professor Anthony Guo, Head of the School's of Engineering and Information Technology.

Discussing the MoU, Professor Tat-Hean Gan said , “We are proud to sign this MoU with Monash University in Malaysia and, in doing so, expand NSIRC postgraduate opportunities."

"Industry focused PhD research creates important technological breakthroughs that might have been delayed if not for the combined interests of academia and industry when working side-by-side."

"With our access to world leading engineering and science industries across multiple sectors, we will be able to develop, industry-led, research topics based upon the critical needs of industry, and combine that with the academic priorities of Monash University and Malaysian society."

Research funding for NSIRC Malaysia is supported by Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF).

LRF was a founding partner of NSIRC when the centre was established in the UK in 2012. In 2022, LRF continues to provide funding and industrial expertise that supports current and future NSIRC PhD Studentships. A global charity, LRF's mission is to provide support for education that focuses on engineering innovation that will make the world a safer place.

Professor Anthony Guo (left) and Professor Tat-Hean Gan. Photo: Monash University Malaysia
Professor Anthony Guo (left) and Professor Tat-Hean Gan. Photo: Monash University Malaysia

About NSIRC and the PhD Programme

Since NSIRC opened its doors, the centre has supported over 500 postgraduate students and 180 PhD students. Those doctoral students have a completion rate above 90% and cumulatively produced more than 500 years of industry-led PhD research.

Brunel University London has been the lead academic partner of NSIRC since the centre was founded, supporting PhD students, and managing three Masters degrees programmes from the NSIRC facility at TWI in Cambridge.

To date, more than 45 universities have been affiliated with NSIRC across the UK, Europe and Asia, include many of the UK's admired institutions including the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Lancaster University, Edinburgh University and many more.

How TWI and LRF support NSIRC Students

TWI Ltd is a membership based organisation that conducts research on behalf of it's 500 members companies (including, Aramco, ADNOC, Rolls-Royce, BMW, EDF Energy and Siemens to name a few). Together with their experience, and the insight of LRF technology experts, NSIRC Malaysia and it’s students will be able to create impactful research across as range of advanced technologies, complimenting the needs of industry as well as the academic ambition of Monash University Malaysia.


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