In Taylor's University's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, Research & Enterprise is a vital pillar. We strive for 'Balanced Excellence' by enhancing research competitiveness, upholding teaching excellence, and enriching the student experience. Our work benefits the community and boosts our global reputation.

Over RM 130 Million Investments

Taylor’s will invest more than 130 million over 5 years on research and enterprise

Winning over RM 8.5 Million

in external research funds

Over 300 Postgraduates

have chosen Taylor's to fulfill their research aspiration

Qualified Expertise

with over 232 PhD Qualified Staff and growing every year


As a result of this plan, research management, postgraduate research programmes, and knowledge transfer and commercialisation functions were consolidated under the Department of Research & Enterprise in May 2017. Led by a Pro Vice Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), our mission is to foster research and commercialisation growth, aiming for a MyRA 4-star rating and a top 100 QS Asia ranking by 2022. While rankings matter, our core principle is research that benefits society, guiding our approach to research, postgraduate students, and intellectual capital management.

Within this department, three integral centres operate in unison. The Centre for Higher Degrees by Research (CHDR) collaborates with Schools to manage postgraduate research programmes, overseeing admissions, progression, and graduation, while providing pastoral care support. The Centre for Research Management (CRM) aids the university community by offering services for grant applications, grant management, research performance assessment, and the overall coordination of strategic research objectives. The Centre for Knowledge Transfer & Commercialisation (KTC) harnesses the university's intellectual capital to create commercial opportunities, including intellectual property protection, industry-academia partnerships, and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.


These three centres work together to:

  1. Cultivate the next generation of researchers through competitive scholarship programs.
  2. Foster a dynamic research community with the right expertise, equipment, and facilities.
  3. Prioritize high-impact research to enhance reputation and rankings.
  4. Generate revenue through patents and commercial outcomes from research and consultancy.
  5. Expand our contributions by engaging international and industry partners in research partnerships, service engagements, and societal initiatives.


Explore our team, focus areas, expert profiles, postgraduate research programmes, funding and admission details, and knowledge transfer and commercialisation efforts. We welcome your inquiries and feedback.



Associate Professor Dr. Anthony Ho Siong Hock 
Pro Vice-Chancellor
Research & Enterprise


Centre for Higher Degrees by Research

Head, Centre for Higher Degrees by Research
Dr. Hema Subramonian

Centre for Research Management

Adeline Yong Sui Yen

Knowledge Transfer & Commercialisation


Vice President – Innovation & Commercialisation
Ts. Mohd Roydean bin Osman