Universiti Sains Malaysia


Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia
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Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Asia, Global, Malaysia

Website: http://www.usm.my

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is one of the leading universities in the country. USM is the only APEX University in Malaysia, a special status accorded by the Ministry of Higher Education. The APEX (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) agenda is to propel the university to be one of the best institutions of higher learning in the world.

USM is a member of SDSN-Malaysia and, in 2021, on behalf of the university, the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies joined EPIC-N. It is also the recipient of the UNEP-GAN Seed Grant.

Centre for Global Sustainability Studies

Website: https://cgss.usm.my

USM has embraced the vision of becoming a sustainability-led university of world-class standing. The university established the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS) to mainstream sustainability. This center is designed to work with all other relevant sections within CGSS, as well as regional and international organizations, national and regional governments, private sector, civil society organizations, and NGOs to promote sustainable development.

By adopting the EPIC Model, CGSS and the university collaborate with Penang Green Council (PGC) on zero-waste management and promote the zero-waste lifestyle. The adoption of the zero-waste lifestyle would address the climate change concerns and assist in mitigating Penang’s waste challenges. PGC would provide the expertise and guidance through sharing experiences and materials, while USM will provide the expertise on training sessions and direct engagement with the community. Students from two courses, Public Sector Economics and Tourism Economics, would be engaged in this initial EPIC project.

Fun Facts about Universiti Sains Malaysia

Year EPIC Program Established | 2021
Country | Malaysia
Public or Private Institution | Public
Number of students at institution | 24,375

City Partners

2021 | Penang Green Council

Contact Info

Dr. Saidatulakmal Mohd
Associate Professor
Centre for Global Sustainability Studies

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