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Universiti Malaya Sustainability and Development Centre (UM SDC) 

In order for Universiti Malaya to transition into a more sustainable campus, it needs first to address the sustainability of its key operations (Education, Research. Operations and Governance, and External Leadership) for the wellbeing of its internal campus community (Student, Staff, Flora, and Fauna). The principle is to walk the talk as much as possible and based on this grounding aspire to contribute to the sustainability of the external community at various levels (local community, cities, Malaysia, ASEAN, ASIA, World, etc).

The decision to set up the Universiti Malaya Sustainability and Development Centre (UM SDC) in November 2021 is a direct result of the Universiti Malaya Transformation Plan exercise under Theme 6 (Enhance Learning & Work Environment) and is closely related to its Taskforce recommendations.

Our living motto:
"Inspire, Be Inspired"


Our strategic outlook at the moment frames UMSDC as providing innovative solutions for a sustainable future, by using UM campus as a space (especially via the three entities: EcoCampus@UM, Rimba Ilmu, and Makerspace@UM) for creative experimentations and the nurturing of sustainable lifestyle and culture.

The vision is to use innovation (both technology and non-technology-based) to drive UM’s sustainability transitions towards a world-class sustainable campus, which will ultimately contribute to the broader global agenda in transforming society towards a more sustainable future i.e. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through these activities, UM will be able to contribute more practically and meaningfully to a number of key sustainability-related local, national and international policies.

Last Update: 15/05/2022