Centre for Research & Development

Internal Funding – UCTS Research Grant (URG)

Fundamental Research

Basic research to generate knowledge that can contribute to enhance intellectual level, the creation of new technologies and the proliferation of a dynamic culture in line with the university vision and mission. It is basic research that can produce theories, concepts and ideas for the advancement of knowledge.

Applied Research

The aim of applied research is to find a solution for an immediate problem facing a society or an industrial/business organisation. Applied research is considered to be non-systematic inquiry and is usually launched by a company, agency or an individual in order to address a specific problem.

UCTS Prototype Research Grant (UPRG)

The definition of prototype development research is the research conducted to bridge the gap between laboratory discoveries and research up to pre-commercialization. This includes proof of concept, evaluation, up-scaling, pre-clinical testing and field testing.

UCTS Social Responsibility Research Grant (USRRG)

This grant provides UCTS academic staff with the platforms for the researchers to transfer knowledge to the community and the industry. The researchers have to obtain the agreement from the community and the industry.

Service Learning Program for the Community Bawang Assan, Sibu and Machan, Kanowit in Collaboration with Cornell University

By, Mr Gary Loh Chee Wai
When communicated and facilitated well, service-learning (SL) centers on strong relationships between stakeholders and provides a win-win-win situation for all those involved. Students are able to engage with community needs and gain “real-world” experience in applying their academic assets to meet community needs. Community members often benefit from accomplishing tasks or attaining desired outcomes that they can more readily accomplish with Service Learning involvement. Service Learning partnerships often give communities access to resources they would not otherwise have, as well as opportunities for enhanced empowerment.
What we found out after carrying out Service Learning since 2018 together with Cornell University and Unimas:-
1) Service Learning requires community input and engagement to solve problems, and is a way to apply classroom knowledge to assist in solving community-based problems instead of the traditional way of learning.
2) Service Learning places a strong emphasis on learning from and with the community; students use technical classroom knowledge to engage with the community; students engage in deeper analysis about why they do what they do with the community; students engage in long-term partnerships with community members