Objective

  • To act as a one-stop referral centre or gateway for the industry and the community.
  • To ensure that linkages and partnerships with the industry and the community are meaningful, effective, sustainable and well coordinated.
  • To provide the industry and the community with:
    - Comprehensive database of the expertise, facilities and resources available in USM.
    - Information on new inventions, innovations, discoveries, technologies and activities of USM
  • To further enhance and strengthen existing linkages and partnerships and to establish new ones not only at the local and national levels, but also at the regional and international levels.
  • To engage in dialogues with the state, industry and community so as to ensure that the teaching programmes and research efforts are relevant to their needs, aspirations and expectations, without sacrificing the fundamental mission of a  university.
  • To guide and lead the industry and community towards sustainable development, advancement and transformation.

Possible Areas of Linkages and Partnerships

  • Student Attachments
  • Internship/Adoption/Industrial Training
  • Staff Attachment / Secondment
  • Industry / Community Advisory Panel
  • Continuing Education
  • Facilities / Equipment for Hire
  • Consultancy Work
  • Contract Work / Research and Services
  • Collaborative Research
  • Technology Licensing / Transfer
  • Integrated flagship projects especially with the community
  • Gifts / Scholarships / Endowment / Chairs
  • Alumni Network 
  • Joint Ventures with Industry and Community