About Us

The palm oil industry is a significant contributor to the socio-economic growth in this region of the world. However, the large scale production of palm oil has become a global issue because it has been linked to deforestation, loss of habitat, and other social issues.

Being geographically located in the region where about 90% of the world’s palm oil is produced, Monash University Malaysia has set up a Multidisciplinary Research Platform (MIPO) to address some of the challenges facing the industry.

With a team of outstanding researchers and the state-of-the-art research and education facilities, MIPO aims to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and university-industry linkages in developing sustainable solutions for the production of palm oil through research, education and training.