Department of Science and Technology Studies

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Research Focus

The department has two research thrust areas: (a) S&T policy and innovation management; and (b) Sociology and Philosophy of Science. Our research focus includes:

  • Science, technology & innovation policy
  • Measurement & indicators for S&T
  • Economics of S&T
  • Green tech & sustainable innovation
  • Human capital development in science
  • History & philosophy of science
  • Bioethics & biosecurity
  • Food security & safety
  • Science & religion
  • Environmental ethics & ecotheology
  • Public understanding of science
  • Technology & human values
  • Social innovation & inclusive development
  • Gender & science
  • Legal and Ethical Studies in S&T
Research Highlights
Recent Completed & On-going Research Projects: 

National science, technology & innovation policy:

  • Toward Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia
  • Inclusive Development in ASEAN
  • ASEAN SME Policy Index

Economics of S&T:

  • Knowledge Capital Structure and Growth Trajectories of Emerging Economies
  • University-Industry-Government Network in Developing Countries 
  • Dynamics of Cluster and Innovation in Malaysia 

Green technology & sustainable innovation:

  • Sustainable Transportation Strategy
  • Local Perspectives on Water Conversation

Human capital and knowledge management in science:

  • Enhancing Human Capital through Cognitive Skills Development
  • Women in Science Employment
  • Advancing Women in S&T in African-Asian Countries

History & philosophy of science:

  • Non-Emergence vs Emergence of Modern Science
  • Historical and Cultural Context of the Problem of Scientific Realism

Bioethics & biosecurity:

  • Ethical Decision Making in Contemporary Medical Practice
  • Ethical and Moral Consideration of Genetic Engineering Eugenics

Food security & food safety:

  • Value-Added Food Safety and Nutrition Requirements
  • Food Loss in Malaysia and ASEAN

Science & religion:

  • Contemporary Islam in Theory and Practice with Special Reference to Science and Law
  • Religious & ethics in water management 
  • The Islamisation of Knowledge and Science in Malaysia and the Malay World
Research Gallery
Symposium on Sustainable Mining Development and Practices
1 March 2018
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya

Symposium on Sustainable Mining 2018-01 Symposium on Sustainable Mining 2018-02 Symposium on Sustainable Mining 2018-03


Panel Discussion - Positioning Malaysia for the Fourth Industrial 4.0: Challenges and Policy Response
28 February 2018
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya

Positioning Malaysia for IR4.0 2018-01 Positioning Malaysia for IR4.0 2018-03 Positioning Malaysia for IR4.0 2018-02


National Postgraduate and Scholars' Conference on Science, Technology and Society 2017 (STS2017)
1-2 November 2017
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya

National Postgraduate & Scholars Conference on STS (2017)-02 National Postgraduate & Scholars Conference on STS (2017)-01 National Postgraduate & Scholars Conference on STS (2017)-10
National Postgraduate & Scholars Conference on STS (2017)-03 National Postgraduate & Scholars Conference on STS (2017)-08 National Postgraduate & Scholars Conference on STS (2017)-12


Memorandum of Understanding Signing: Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning 
21 August 2018
KISTEP 

MOU-01 MOU-02
MOU-03 MOU-04


International Conference on Islam and Contemporary Science 
27-28 July 2017
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya

Islam & Contemporary Science 2017-04 Islam & Contemporary Science 2017-01
Islam & Contemporary Science 2017-03 Islam & Contemporary Science 2017-02
Last Update: September 03, 2018