Trailblazing Research @Monash Malaysia

Trailblazing Research @ Monash Malaysia

Curated and organised by Monash University Malaysia Library, under the patronage of the Office of the Vice-President (Research), this exhibition showcases a collection of high impact research output (monographs, journal articles and innovation awards) by Monash University Malaysia researchers. These works have impacted local communities and contributed to nation building in Malaysia, in the region and in the developing world.

From religion to political economy, from nano-therapeutics to genome sequencing, the exhibition combines materials from the Library collections, award-winning innovations, and online interviews. Visitors are invited to explore the pioneering research led by the University, which have contributed to new knowledge and helped advance the national and regional priorities articulated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

About Trailblazing Research @ Monash Malaysia Launch:

The exhibition, launched and officiated by Professor Andrew Walker, President and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Monash University Malaysia, was designed as an interactive forum to bring together thought leaders and experts in the field of education and industry to share their perspectives on the Malaysian innovation ecosystem, its challenges and its opportunities.

Key takeaway points from the moderated discussion panel included:

YM Tengku Datuk Dr. Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen Tengku Ibrahim, Vice President of Academy of Sciences Malaysia, who challenged the audience about the current pace of changes in the innovation landscape, reinforced that it was time for Malaysia to embrace the post-industrial economy through nurturing social transformation and building a knowledge-based society;

Professor Deborah Hall, Vice-Provost-Research and Knowledge Exchange at University of Nottingham Malaysia, highlighted the importance for interdisciplinary   collaboration between industry players and universities in order to yield sustainable relationships and positive engagements to advance translational research;

Mr Jacob Lee Chor Kok, Chairman of the Selangor Branch, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, echoed the panellists’ shared views that Malaysia can foster a sustainable innovation ecosystem by breaking the existing silos between research stakeholders, both public and private.

The exhibition attracted over 280 visitors from the University (of which more than 50% students) and from the general public.

Learn more about the keynote address delivered by Professor Mahendhiran Nair at

To look at the exhibition displays, please click on the options below:

Watch some of the ITEX award winners speak about their innovations below: