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RM8.75 million for UMS high-impact research
Published on: Thursday, May 16, 2024
By: Mohd Izham Hashim
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RM8.75 million for UMS high-impact research
Dr Coswald (2nd left) presenting a memento to Rosmadi, accompanied by Ejria (far right) and Zarinah (far left).
Kota Kinabalu: The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHe) injected two grants totalling RM8.75 million (USD1.86 million) to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to support high-impact research on the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems, livelihoods, food security and conservation. 

The funding includes RM6.75 million for the Higher Institution of Excellence (HICOE) for a three-year aquaculture project on Seed Production of High Value Marine Finfish (March 2024-Feb 2027), while RM2 million was pumped into marine biodiversity research on Pulau Layang-Layang. 

“The widespread impacts of climate change is causing severe degradation of coastal marine ecosystem, and is already being felt by the fisheries sector and fishing communities,” said UMS Vice Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr. Kassim Hj Mansor. 

Speaking at the International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture (ICOMSA 2024), he underlined the importance of the University’s research projects on pressing international issues such as the effects of global warming on the environment and society.

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