PROFILE: University Malaysia Sabah

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Established on 29 November 1994 as Malaysia’s ninth public university, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) consists of thirteen academic Schools, three research institutes, seventeen research units, two academic centres and two endowed research chairs. Most of these are located at the Main Campus in Kota Kinabalu, with two schools at the Labuan Campus and one at the Sandakan Campus. UMS has over 800 academic staff and more than 18,000 students, including around 3,000 postgraduate students.

UMS is renowned internationally for its excellence in teaching, and research on Borneo. Four key research niche areas include Sabah’s Bio-Cultural Diversity, Aquaculture, Sustainable Tourism, and Poverty Alleviation.

Some Key UMS Borneo Studies Researchers
Prof. Datin Seri Dr. Ann Anton (Phytoplankton Ecology),
Prof. Dr. Charles S. Vairappan (Biochemistry),
Prof. Dr. Felix Tongkul (Geology),
Dr. Gaim James Lunkapis (Geography, Social Impact Assessment),
Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah (Environmental Science),
Prof. Dr. Ismail Ibrahim (Visual Arts),
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan (Ethnomusicology, Sabah Indigenous Studies),
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Julian Ransanang (Aquaculture),
Dr. Paul Porodong (Environmental Anthropology),
Dr. Ramzah Dambul (Meteorology),
Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar (Biotechnology).

Selected Penerbit UMS Publications
Borneo Science
Asian Myrmecology
Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences
Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation
Jurnal Pemikir Pendidikan
International Journal on e-learning Practices
Journal of the Asian Academy of Applied Business
Southeast Asia Psychology Journal
Jurnal Kinabalu
MANU Jurnal Pusat Penataran Ilmu & Bahasa
Gendang Alam Journal of Arts

Gaim James Lunkapis & Jalihah Md. Shah. 2012. Perbandaran dan Hierarki Bandar di Negeri Sabah. ISBN 978-976-0521-03-9.
Idris Mohd Said & Mahmud Sudin. 2012. Wild Orchids of Borneo. Brunei Darussalam. ISBN 978-967-5224-25-6.
Ismail Ibrahim. 2012. Warisan Motif dan Corak Murut. (Edisi Kedua). ISBN 978-967-5223-61-4.
Ramzah Dambul, Marja Azlima Omar & Sabihah Osman. 2010. Sabah Priority Issues: Setting the Course for Change. ISBN 978-967-5224-45-4.

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