11 – 16 December 2011 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - Akademi Sains ...


11 – 16 December 2011 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - Akademi Sains ...

1116 December 2011

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


The Academy of Sciences Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological

Cooperation (COMSTECH) organized the OIC Conference on Science and Technology from 7-10 October,

2003 in Kuala Lumpur. This conference was organized as a side event of the 10th Session of the Islamic

Summit Conference, which was held on 11-18 October 2003 in Putrajaya. This conference has produced

the resolutions called Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Science and Technology for Socio-Economic Well Being of

the Ummah, which declared VISION 1441 as a vision for Muslim world to rededicate themselves to mastering

science, and technology to ensure that they can face the challenges of the new global economy.

VISION 1441 – “OIC member states are committed to become a

community that values knowledge and is competent in utilizing

and advancing Science and Technology (S&T) to enhance the

socio-economic well being of the Ummah”.

Kuala Lumpur Declaration was then adopted by 10th. Session of the Islamic Summit Conference. The

Declaration has identified 7 key strategic thrusts in achieving Vision 1441 including capabilities and capacities.

In the era of knowledge economy, skilled people are at the centre of this economy. They are the building blocks

of most of the OIC countries efforts to transform their economies. The availability of skilled people especially

in science and technology among member countries is extremely low - in most cases the figure is less than 10

researchers, scientists and engineers per 10,000 labour force. Member countries need to urgently address this

deficiency by instituting various human resource development programmes. The Kuala Lumpur Declaration on

Science and Technology for Socio-Economic Well Being of the Ummah has outlined six recommendations on

strengthening S&T capabilities and capacities including to launch science and technology management training

courses for senior personnel of S&T institutions as well as those from industry among member countries.

The first to sixth Science and Technology Management Training Course for Researchers in OIC Countries

were organised in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation

Program (MTCP). A total of 185 participants from OIC member countries attended this course. Following the

success if this course, the seventh training course will be organized in 2011 under the framework of the

MTCP. This training course will not only contribute towards developing the human capital of OIC countries but

will go a long way towards building greater people to people understanding among the Ummah.


The objectives of the course are to provide participants with:

• Sufficient theoretical insights on current trends in science and innovation management including the

concept of a National Innovation System; science awareness, R&D commercialization, technology transfer,

public-industry linkages and techno-entrepreneurship;

• Skills on sound research management practices including writing of research proposals and presentation of

technical reports as well as activities aimed at fostering a creative and innovative organizational culture;

• Opportunities to establish joint research collaborations among member countries.


The main topics covered in this two-week course include, among others, the following:

science, technology and innovation in the knowledge economy

knowledge society and role of researchers

writing a winning research proposal

communicating science to the public

public sector-industry linkages

commercialization of research

• techno-entrepreneurship

intellectual property rights

quantitative methods for science and innovation policy research

In addition to the above topics, technical visits to research institutions and local case studies will be included in

the course programme to complement the class presentations.


The programme will last for one week. It will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 1116 December, 2011.


A maximum of 30 participants will be selected for the training course. 20 participants will be from OIC countries

and another 10 from Malaysia. The mixture participants from OIC countries and local participants will enable

mutual exchange of knowledge and experience among the participants as well provides opportunities for

discussion on possible research collaboration.


The criteria for selecting the participants are as follows:

1. Have at least bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. Those who have MSc or PhD in science or

engineering are preferred.

2. The participant should hold at least one of the following responsibility:

• Senior scientist heading the public research institution or research centre within institute of higher

learning; or

• Senior scientist heading scientific research programme.

3. Responsible for decision making on matter regarding research on science and technology in country.

4. In order to take full advantage of this course, the participants must be proficient in English.

5. Preference will be given to those who are able to actively participate in the course and to influence the

course outcomes.

6. 45 years of age or below.

7. Participants must be in good health (Applicant must submit his/her medical certificate together with the

application form).


The Academy of Sciences has 202 Fellows drawn from eminent Malaysian scientists, engineers and

technologist in the fields of medical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences, mathematical and

physical sciences, chemical sciences, information technology, and science and technology development

and industry. Fellows of the Academy and other local experts from universities and research institutions will

be selected as the resource persons for the training course. They will be selected based on their expertise,

experience relevant to the course.


A combination of the following will be used in the delivery of the training course.


Workshop and discussions

Case studies

Role play / simulation

Visit to selected research institutions/ research centres both public and private.


The course will be conducted in English.


Certificates will be awarded to participants upon the successful completion of the course.


All sponsored participants will be provided with the following:

Air ticket (economy class) round trip from the relevant countries.

• Accommodation, food, medical, travel insurance, and transportation expenses within Malaysia.


All participants are required to complete the prescribe application form as in Appendix 1 and send directly

by-email to fardy@akademisains.gov.my and copied to aslinda@kln.gov.my using the PDF format. Original

copy of the application form must be sent to Malaysian Embassy in the respective application country. List of

Malaysian Embassies world wide is available at www.kln.gov.my. The Government of Malaysia will inform the

successful applicants to the course not later than 11 November 2011.


All applications should be submitted to the Academy of Sciences Malaysia by 3 October 2011.

* (Application form also can be downloaded from www.akademisains.gov.my)



Malaysia is located just north of the equator and in the heart of South East Asia. Her northern neighbour is

Thailand while to the south is Singapore and Indonesia. The Philippines lies to the east of Malaysia.


It is generally warm, wet and humid throughout the year in Malaysia, with temperature ranging between

21 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius. In the hill resorts it is usually cooler.


Malaysia’s population is around 23 million. It is multi-ethnic nation comprising three major races, namely

Malays. Chinese and Indians. There are also smaller groups in the community such as the Sikhs, Eurasians

and the indigenous groups like the Ibans, Bidayuhs, Kadazans and Muruts who are mostly residing in Sabah

and Sarawak.


Malaysia is 8 hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S Pacific Standard Times.


Participants are advised to dress in formal / smart casual. For comfort, participants may use clothing’s made of

cotton. For official occasion, suit, jacket and tie or national costume is the norm. Ladies should be appropriately

dressed in office attire.

Entry requirements

Persons seeking to enter Malaysia must be in possession of valid passports or other internationally recognized

travel documents must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period stay allowed in Malaysia, the holder

must be in possession of a documents in lieu of a passport obtained at the nearest Malaysian Mission abroad.

Visa requirement

Please visit the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.kln.gov.my.

Background of the Training Course

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) was established under the Academy of

Sciences Act 1994 which came into force on 1 February 1995. It was officially inaugurated

by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 8 September 1995. The

mission of ASM is to pursue, encourage and enhance excellence in the field of

science, engineering and technology for the development of the nation and the

benefit of mankind. The Academy is governed by a Council consisting of 16 members.

The Academy is governed by a Council consisting of 16 members. Various Working Committees and Task

Forces are charged with developing strategies, plans and programmes in line with the Academy’s objective

and functions. The Academy has 186 Fellows and four Honorary Fellows; YABhg Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,

YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Nobel Laureate Professor Ahmed Zewail and Tun Ahmad Sarji.Abdul

Hamid. The Fellows of the Academy are drawn from eminent Malaysia scientists, engineers and technologist in

the field of medical sciences, engineering sciences, biological sciences, mathematical and physical sciences,

chemical sciences, information technology and science & technology development and industry. The daily

administration of the Academy is carried out by a Secretariat comprising the Chief Executive Officer, 39 officers

and supporting staff.

Mission and Vision of ASM

To Pursue, Encourage and Enhance excellence in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology, for the

development of the nation and the benefit of mankind.

The six thrust areas of ASM are

a) Providing advice to the Government on matters of national importance;

b) Fostering a culture of excellence in science and technology in Malaysia;

c) Assisting in upgrading technological capabilities of the Malaysian Industrial Sectors;

d) Promoting public awareness and understanding of the importance of science, engineering and technology

in everyday life;

e) International networking and collaboration; and

f) Scientific Publications.

Functions of ASM

a) To promote and foster the development of science, engineering and technology

b) To provide a forum for the interchange of ideas among scientists, engineers and Technologist

c) To promote national awareness, understanding and appreciation of the role of science, engineering and

technology in human progress

d) To promote creativity among scientists, engineers and technologists

e) To promote national self-reliance in the field of science, engineering and technology

f) To act as a forum for maintaining awareness on the part of the Government of the significance of the role

of science, engineering and technology in the development process of the nation and for bringing national

development needs to the attention of scientists, engineers and technologists

g) To analyse particular national problems and identify where science, engineering and technology can

contribute to their solution and accordingly to make recommendations to the Government

h) To keep in touch with developments in science, engineering and technology and identify those developments

which are relevant to national needs and to bring such developments to the attention of the Government

i) To prepare reports, papers or other documents relating to the national science, engineering and technology

policy and make the necessary recommendations to the Government

j) To initiate and sponsor multi-disciplinary studies related to and necessary for the better understanding of

the social and economic implications of science, engineering and technology.

k) To encourage research, development, education and training of the appropriate scientific, engineering and

technical manpower

l) To establish and maintain relations between the Academy and overseas bodies having the same or almost

similar objectives in science, engineering and technology as the Academy

m) To advise on matters related to science, engineering and technology as requested by the Government from

time to time

n) To do such other acts which are consistent with 1994 Academy of Sciences Act as may be required in order

to further the advancement of science, engineering and technology in Malaysia and the welfare and status

of the Academy


The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was first initiated at the

First Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sydney in February

1978. It was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the Commonwealth Heads of

State Meeting in New Delhi, India, to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South

Cooperation, in particular Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC).

In line with the spirit of South-South Cooperation, Malaysia through MTCP shares its

development experiences and expertise with other developing countries. The MTCP was first formulated based

on the belief that the development of a country depends on the quality of its human resources. The programme

forms part of the commitment of the Malaysian Government towards the promotion of technical cooperation

among developing countries, strengthening of regional and sub-regional cooperation, as well as nurturing

collective self-reliance among developing countries.

The MTCP emphasizes the development of human resources through the provision of training in various

areas which are essential for a country’s development such as public administration, good governance, health

services, education, sustainable development, agriculture, poverty alleviation, investment promotion, ICT and

banking. More than 100 short-term specialized courses are offered by more than 50 MTCP training institutions,

many of which are centres of excellence for training. Since its launching, more than 20,000 participants from

140 countries have benefited from the various programmes offered under the MTCP.

The MTCP has been managed by the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department since its inception.

In a move to further enable MTCP to spread its wings wider and stronger, the Malaysian Government has

decided to transfer the MTCP to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1 January 2010. It is envisaged that

emplacing it under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs could provide the synergy and support it requires in line with

Malaysia’s foreign policy. As the focal point for the MTCP, Wisma Putra is responsible to formulate policies,

fund, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the MTCP programmes.

Science and Technology Management Training Course for Researchers

in OIC Countries, 1116 December 2011

TIME Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

11 December 2011 12 December 2011 13 December 2011 14 December 2011 15 December 2011 16 December 2011

8.30 am – 8.30 am – 9.00 am: The S&T The Halal Writing Good Research 9.00 – 10.30

10.30 am Registration Challenge Industry Research Commercialization: Group

for the Muslim Proposal The Experience Presentations

9.00 am – 10.30 am: World of University R&D Training Course

Ice breaking


9.30 am – Networking Skills Science, Technology Science and

10.30 am and Innovation (STI) Industry Linkages:

policy response to Palm Oil Industry

the New Economic as a Case Study


10.30 am –

10.45 am

Morning Refreshment

10.45 am – Country Science and Innovation: Innovation Culture Good Practices Closing of the

11.45 pm Presentation Technology in R, D and C – for Sustainable in Research Training Course

National Driving New Development Project and Certificate

Development Products Ideas Management Presentation


to Market

11.45 am – Country Islamic Perspective The New Economic S&T Needs for The Role of the

12.45 pm Presentation on Science and Model and Sustainable Water University in a

Technology Malaysia’s Future Resources K-Economy

Development Management

in Malaysia

12.45 pm – Lunch 12.45 – 2.00 pm:

2.00 pm Opening Ceremony


2.00 pm – Country Managing Research Motivating research Intellectual 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm:

3.00 pm Presentation for Results: scientists in the Property Rights Visit to Research

Case Study Islamic World and Creativity centres / Lab

3.00 pm – Country

4.00 pm Presentation

4.00 pm –

4.15 pm

Afternoon Refreshment

4.15 pm – Country Science, Technology Research Ethics Managing R&D

5.30 pm Presentation and Innovation in for Success

the Knowledge


Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP)

APPLICATION for short courses in malaysia


Reference No. :

Received :

Checked :

Please affix



APPLICATION FORM (Typewriting of black letters)


Date of Commencement



Family Name (Surname)

First Name

Date of Birth

Day Month Year

Nationality (citizenship)

Other Name

City and country of birth

Passport No.


Male / Female #

Marital Status

Single / Married / Divorced / Widowed #


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Applicant’s Office Address

Applicant’s Postal / Home Address

Home Telephone

Office Telephone Fax Number Email

Person to be contacted in case of emergency; name, telephone and address

3. EDUCATION (list in order of time, starting with the last institution attended)

Name of institution and place of study Major Field of study Years of study (from – to) Degree


A. Present of most recent post B. Previous post



Years of service (from – to)

Years of service (from – to)

Title of your post/position

Title of your post/position

Salary per month (US Dollars)

Salary per month (US Dollars)

Name of supervisor and title

Name of supervisor and title

Type of organization

Type of organization

Government/Semi-Government/Private/NGO # Government/Semi-Government/Private/NGO #

Main Functions of organization

Main Functions of organization

Total number of employess

Total number of employess

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Description of your work including your responsibility

Please continue on supplementary pages if necessary


Please state briefly the reasons for applying to this course and how you hope to benefit from the programme

Please continue on supplementary pages if necessary

Have you participated in any training programme in Malaysia before: YES / NO #

Have you participated in any MTCP training programme in Malaysia before: YES / NO #

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Excellent good Fair Basic Remarks

Mother tongue

Language test administered by :

Title :

Address :

Tel. Number :

E-mail :

Date and signature :

7. MEDICAL REPORT (to be completed by an authorized physician)

Name of Applicant

Age Sex height cm Weight kg

Blood Type A B AB Others ( )

Blood Preasure

Is the person examined at present in good health?

Is the person examined physically and mentally

able to carry out intensive training away from home?

Is the person free of infectious diseases?

(AIDS, tuberculosis, trachoma, skin diseases etc.)

Does the person examined have any condition or detect

(including teeth) which might require treatment during

the course?

List any abnormalities indicated in the chest X-ray

Pregnancy Test (for women)

I certify that the applicant is medically to undertake a course in Malaysia

Name of Physician

Address of Clinic





Signature of Physician


Seal of Clinic


Have you ever been convicted by a Court of Law of any country? YES / NO #

If any, please give brief details

I certify that my statements in answer to the foregoing questions are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge

and belief

If accepted for a training award, i undertake to :

a. Carry out such instructions and abide by such conditions as may be stipulated by both the nominating government

and the host government in respects of this course of training;

b. Follow the course of study or training, and abide by the rules of the institution I which I undertake to study of train;

c. Refrain from engaging in political activities, or any form of employment for prot of gain;

d. Submit any progress reports which may be prescribed; and

e. Return to my home country promptly upon the completion of my course of study or training.

I also fully understand that if I am granted an award it may be subsequently withdrawn if I fail to make adequate progress

or for other sufficient cause determined by the hot Government.

Signature of Applicant



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9. OFFICIAL DECLARATION (to be completed by the government)

The Government of


(name of applicant)

For the course under the Malaysian Technical Corporation Programme an certifies that

(a) all information supplied by the nominee is complete and correct;

(b) the nominee had adequate knoeledge and was approximately tested for English Language proficiency.



(Signature of responsible Government official)

Address of Department/Ministry


Official Seal/Stamp

Office Telephone Number

Office Fax Number



Please Note : The application form must be duly completed and endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country.



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Tel : +603-2694 9898

Fax : +603-2694 5858

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