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University of Malaya (UM) is committed to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will accelerate the scaling of the outputs of its R&D through to their application to society; provide solutions to industry and open opportunities for high technology investment; facilitated and coordinated by UMCIC a dedicated one-stop centre. UMCIC proactively protects and manages UM's broad intellectual property portfolio with a renewed emphasis on rapid licensing to industry. We also create strategic opportunities for investment into the latest technological advancements through the creation of technology and intellectual capacity driven by university start-ups.


To advance knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and humanity



To be an internationally renowned institution of higher learning in research, innovation and commercialization.

Core Values

  1. Integrity
  • Demonstrates high ethical and moral values.
  • Acts with honesty and without consideration of personal gain.
  • Stands by decisions that are in the interest of truth and justice without fear or favour.
  • Does not abuse power or authority.
  • Does not tolerate unprofessional or unethical conduct.
  • Does not disparage the university.
  1. Respect
  • Recognizes, understands, and appreciates the existence of diversity among human beings.
  • Values diverse points of view and demonstrates this in daily work and decision-making.
  • Treats all people justly and with dignity and honour regardless of race, religion, gender or position in the organization.
  • Continually examines own attitude towards others to avoid inappropriate and unjust behaviour.
  1. Teamwork
  • Nurtures a caring and warm work culture.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Mentors junior members of the team.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and is willing to learn from others.
  • Supports, takes ownership and acts in accordance with university’s decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect one’s own position.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for shortcomings.
  • Does not allow personal objectives to undermine team objectives.
  1. Professionalism
  • Takes pride in work and achievements.
  • Keeps abreast with developments in one’s profession.
  • Continuously strives to improve and develop one’s competencies.
  • Demonstrates competence and mastery of subject-matter.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and organizational deadlines.
  • Able to accept criticisms from others and use them to improve own performance.
  • Adheres to professional ethics at all times.
  • Gives due acknowledgment to others for their contribution.
  • Does not allow personal concerns or interests to override the interests of justice and fairness.
  1. Accountability
  • Possesses a sense of fairness and what is right and wrong in carrying out responsibilities.
  • Takes ownership and honours all work-related commitments.
  • Carries out responsibilities within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  • Operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules.
  • Supervises and supports subordinates and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  • Answerable to superior for all work-related actions and conduct.

Last Updated: 28/01/2020