Established in 2006, UNIMAS Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (UHSB) is a commercial and investment arm of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). It is a company (Company no. 727487-D) incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of UNIMAS, UHSB is primarily established to diversify the revenues generation for the university and create entrepreneurial opportunities that will benefit both internal and external communities of UNIMAS. The company’s main business activities are to leverage on UNIMAS facilities, academic experts and resources through intellectual services, research ventures, and strategic partnerships with the public and private sectors


UNIMAS Business School (UBS) has started its operation on 2nd January 2016 to continue UNIMAS legacy as one of the best public universities in Malaysia in developing and producing talents and leaders in the area of Business, Economy, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, Science, Communication, Art, Medicine, and Information Technology. UBS is a unique and prestigious school, dedicated to provide quality continuous lifelong learning education and training to professionals, communities and individuals.

UBS provides a wide range of training opportunities designed to hone and sharpen knowledge and skills, from short courses of specific training programmes to Professional and Executive level Postgraduate Programmes, in serving the working professionals and practitioners.


Lauryn Manufacturing Sdn Bhd's vision is to be a premier global biotechnology company specialized in Virgin Coconut Oil and to ultimately improve the overall quality of life within the global community through a culture of innovation and the adoption of cutting-edge biotechnology and best practices in research, products, and human capital development.


To provide creative arts services ranging from theatre, drama, videos, film, music, animation, design technology, fine arts and events.


Constantly refining solutions with close feedback from customers, UGlobal Solutions Sdn Bhd frequently develops, and improves existing and new solutions and methods.


The field of natural science has been a key research domain since the inception of UNIMAS. The research in natural science emphasizes the scientific process and enquiry, and has centered around the wealth of natural resources in Sarawak. Research was undertaken in both basic and applied science using innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to understand the ecosystem, and the potentials from biodiversity.

The University offers research opportunities in the main disciplines of natural sciences namely: analytical chemistry, aquaculture, aquatic science, biochemistry, biodiversity, biopolymer, biotechnology, botany, ecology, entomology, environmental microbiology, environmental chemistry, environmental science, evolution, forest science, forensic chemistry, genetic, inorganic chemistry, marine science, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular ecology, mycology, natural product chemistry, natural resource management, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, plant pathology, plant propagation, plant science, plant systematics, soil science, water resource management, wood science, wood protection and zoology.

The Natural Science Cluster has spearhead research in biodiversity and environmental conservation, and sustainable development in Sarawak through a number of national and local grant funding which emphasizes on the knowledge of flora and fauna, habitat destruction and community interactions. The shift from basic to multi-disciplinary approaches utilising innovative technologies in key areas such as biotechnology and chemical technology has seen increased research and development in commercial crops such as the sago palm.

In recent years, research on sago palm focusing on fermentation, biodegradable materials, sago fly ash and other fundamental aspects has attracted international partnership, leading to increasing strategic international partnership, especially with Japanese institutions. Cross disciplinary research and intersecting technologies in priority area of natural science and other disciplines such as IT is now highly encouraged to promote synergy in research and development, and strengthening the overall research outputs of UNIMAS.

  • To culturate interdisciplinary research in natural science through the increase participation of researchers who may not previously have considered the applicability of their work in other disciplines.
  • To disseminate knowledge strategically through quality publication that are also impactful to the community.
  • To strengthen capacity for research, innovation and knowledge exchange through partnership with excellent research and researchers nationally and internationally.
  • To strategize and secure funding from international grants in addition to national and local grants.
To bring natural sciences cluster to be internationally recognized through excellence in research and publication so as to enable the university to advance its educational program.

The research cluster on Natural Science will be strengthened by setting up four (4) research groups associated to the Science Faculties as follows:
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Environment and Resource Management
  • Applied Sciences and Innovation
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology


Engineering and Technology is a vibrant and key research domain at UNIMAS. The University offers Post Graduate Research opportunities in the main disciplines of Engineering and Technology, namely: Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability, Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Within these disciplines there is an option to choose from more than 100 research areas, such as Advanced Materials, Non-Destructive Testing, Mechanical Design, Robotics and Automation, Surfaces and Nanostructures, Thermo-fluids, Remote Monitoring and Control, Sensors and transducers, Occupational Safety and Health, Operations Research, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Transport Processes, Process Engineering, Water and Wastewater treatment, Energy Efficiency, Building Services and Management, Concrete Technology, Construction Project Management, Geotechnical Engineering, GIS Applications, Landslide and Slope Stability, Soil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Engineering Hydrology, Computational and Mathematical Modeling, Computer-aided Engineering, Digital Systems, Evolutionary Computation and Applications, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Microelectronics, Microstrip Antennas, Communication Networks, Neural Networks, Opto-electronics, Robotics and Automation, Signal and Image Processing, just to name a few.

The Engineering and Technology spearheads UNIMAS research culture with the highest research grants and publications. There has been a paradigm shift in the research philosophy over the recent years where Multi-disciplinary research has become focus of national and international research institutions. Engineering and Technology at UNIMAS also bears a Multi-disciplinary role in order to fulfil its responsibility as a national icon for impactful and sustainable research. Multi-disciplinary research is bringing disciplines together to talk about issues from each of their perspectives. In multidisciplinary research, researchers must understand their own research objectives as well as those related to the other project team members' objectives.

  • To improve the research quality at UNIMAS in the field of Engineering and Technology.
  • To increase the number of Research Grants and their total value.
  • To setup collaboration with major players in Engineering and Technology and to promote culture of multi-disciplinary research.
  • To strategize and achieve more International Research grants in addition to National, State, Local and Industrial research grants
  • To set goals and plan for an improved Post Graduate program
The mission of Research Cluster on Engineering and Technology is to advance knowledge, to improve research culture and to educate students in engineering and technology, so as to enable the University to achieve significant and recognizable value to its higher education programs.

The Research Cluster on Engineering and Technology at UNIMAS is composed of the following Research Groups:
  • Computational Thermo-fluid Dynamics and Industrial Plant System Optimization
  • Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data.
  • Robotics, Automation and Healthcare Engineering
  • Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Creative Problem Solving Methods in Bio Medical applications
  • Innovative Green Materials and Technologies


Research in Medical and Health Sciences is increasingly a multidisciplinary effort. These include aspects of the epidemiology, pathogen, host, community, treatment, diagnosis of communicable and non-communicable diseases associated with human health. This research cluster will strive to bring together researchers with different expertise to work on multidisciplinary research projects related to medicine and health sciences. We envision long-term niche research projects that draws on the strength of our researchers to become future experts in these areas. We welcome participation from all interested researchers particularly young researchers to strengthen the research culture within the university.

To encourage and initiate multidisciplinary research in medicine and health sciences with the following strategies:
  • Provide experiential guidance to forming project ideas.
  • Leveraging on local and international networking connections to form research collaborations
  • Provide support and guidance for project funding proposals and initiatives
  • To encourage high impact sustainable research projects relevant to the global community
  • Provide guidance for high impact research publications
The mission of the Research Cluster in Medicine and Health Sciences is to advance knowledge and build a sustainable research culture to propel the university at the global stage.


The Arts cluster consists of 5 faculties, namely Faculty of Language and Communication, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Faculty of Economic and Business, Faculty of Applied & Creative Arts and Faculty of Cognitive Sciences & Human Development.

It strives to provide a platform for researchers in the cluster to collaborate across the various disciplines in UNIMAS. This cluster will be guided by the following aims and objectives:

To encourage and initiate multidisciplinary research in medicine and health sciences with the following strategies:
  • To inculcate multidisciplinary research and publication culture among UNIMAS staff
  • To invite UNIMAS staff to engage in multidisciplinary research
  • To initiate space for staff from different faculties to discuss multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • To form sub groups related to Education, Health, Government, Communication and Management
  • To conduct research related with Health, Communication/Literacy, sustainable health and wellbeing and Technical disruption
  • To collaborate with local and International partners (Public and private).
  • To apply International funding/grant
  • Encourage across disciplinary research and publication
  • Source grants to promote multidisciplinary research
  • Education – Dr Julia Lee (FSCHD)
  • Health – Dr Isabel Fong Lim (FMHS)
  • Government – Dr Arnold Puyok (FSSH)
  • Communication – Prof Madya Dr Mus Chairil (FLC)
  • Management – Dr Sharizal Hashim (FEB)