RESEARCH CLUSTER

Research clusters are defined as “broad-based thematic areas of research” that act as umbrella to support centres for research initiatives (CRIs). Research clusters provide a platform for lecturers and schools to share knowledge and resources to maximise multidisciplinary research. Currently, Taylor’s University is actively engaged in developing five research clusters as described below.

The Tourism and Food research cluster’s Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT) is geared towards becoming a High-Impact Centre of Excellence (HICOE) and aims to produce innovation in tourism through consultancy, training services and research in its focus area which will contribute to the enhancement of the industry and the nation. More details can be found at its webpage: http://university.taylors.edu.my/crit/centre-of-research-and-innovation-in-tourism

Drug Discovery & Development, another research cluster located in the School of Biosciences is focused on investigating bioactive compounds as potential therapeutic agents in four areas: Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Environmental Science and Food & Nutrition. More details can be found at its webpage: http://university.taylors.edu.my/biosciences/research.

The Sustainable Cities research cluster team aims to deliver high-impact research on smart city concepts involving the study of environmental impact, safety and well-being of the citizens, health, transport, energy consumption, and waste reduction. The outcome of the research will be invaluable for various stakeholders as well as policy makers in planning the development of the cities such as KL.

The Big Data and Analytics research cluster, centered in TBS and SOCIT, actively work on market trends in business ideas and concepts where relevant and important data are harvested in large quantities for further processing and modelling. Their Centre for Research in Analytics, Modelling, and Sim actively participate in social media and business analytic research.

The Engineering research cluster with its CRI, Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD) acts as platform to undertake engineering research that will create solutions for a sustainable future. It does so through five research groups: Computer Intelligence-Applied (CIA) Research Group, Energy Research Group (ERG), Engineering Education Lab Research Group, Environment Research Group (ERG) and Health Research Group. More details can be found at its webpage: http://university.taylors.edu.my/graduate/research-centre/centre-for-engineering-research-and-development.