The Sarawak government recently committed RM20 million over the next five years to support the university's on-campus research activities, with particular interest in increasing expertise in engineering and technics.
While Southeast Asia is certainly a strong economic force, some countries in the region are struggling to train and educate their people, not because of a lack of attention to the matter, but because of limited budgets.
Penang is the third largest economy among all states in Malaysia. Its focus on high-tech, services and tourism is attracting a large number of domestic and foreign investors, says Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Southeast Asian countries are putting more and more emphasis on green projects specifically in key areas of carbon reduction technology, energy efficiency, renewable energy, organic farming and green buildings.