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A senior lecturer from the School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Dr. Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi, successfully obtained The Newton-Ungku Omar Fund mobility grant, worth MYR 52,418.33, from the British Academy.

Dr Mohd Nasrun, who is also the Deputy Director (Research Publication) of the UUM Research and Innovation Management Centre (RIMC), obtained the grant through his research project entitled "A performance measurement approach to driving innovation and uptake of Industrialised Building System (IBS) in Malaysian construction projects."

The one-year mobility grant came into effect on 16 January 2017.

The Newton-Ungku Omar Fund is a five-year collaborative programme jointly launched in 2014 by the governments of Malaysia and the United Kingdom (UK).

The management of the fund is conducted through two main agencies, or partners, namely, 'The Newton Fund' at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).

By way of this collaboration, The Newton Fund has undertaken to provide £75 million per year, for a period of five years commencing 2014, to develop cooperation in science and innovation in order to foster economic and social welfare growth in developing nations.

Each year, applications for research funding is open to Malaysian researchers undertaking collaborative research with partners in the UK.

Hence, UUM researchers are strongly encouraged to seize this opportunity to help increase the university’s acquisition of research funding at the international level.

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