LONDON, 10th. May, 2012: – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is setting up the Oxford-UTM Centre for Industrial & Applied Mathematics in its aspiration to become a premier centre of research excellence.

This is accomplished by having high-level mathematical expertise in modelling, analysis and computation to solve current industrial and engineering problems.

The centre collaborates with the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University in coordinating research in the field and acts as a venue for experts to provide advice and allow informed decisions about future directions to be made in industrial and applied mathematics. Hence this a major achievement for UTM as it brings its research centres to be at par with the best in the world.

This centre works closely with renowned research centres from partner institutions and participating industries locally and abroad in enhancing access to excellent research resources and infrastructures.

The major intellectual output is innovative problem-solving, high-quality publications and advanced knowledge transfer that improve technologies. Among the centre’s activities is the biennial international workshop on Mathematics in Industry Study Group, exchange of staff and students, postdoctoral attachments, International Modelling summer school and industrial internships.

The centre is expected to be officially launched in October this year.