Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) - About

The Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) was conceived and planned within the context of Malaysia's Second Industrial Master Plan (IMP2), in response to the Prime Minister's call for the creation of a world-class university to cater for the needs of the science and technology sector, towards Vision 2020. Despite the timely pronouncement of MUST in 1997, the economic downturn of 1998 significantly hampered the establishment and growth of the university.

The idea was resurrected and deemed viable again only in December 2000 after MUST received financial assistance from the Government in the form of a conditional grant to train highly skilled researchers and scientists for Malaysia in the areas of science, engineering and information technology especially biotechnology, energy, telecommunications, software applications, animation, and intelligent transportation systems. 

MUST serves and operates as a not-for-profit, post-graduate research university. Its formative years will be fully assisted and supported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA, a world-renowned university noted for its education and research in advanced science and technology.

MUST aims to produce R&D leaders and critical thinkers in science and technology, to develop and manage cutting-edge indigenous technologies. It is a research-driven post-graduate university that is structured to emulate MIT's style of learning and training. With this strategic partnership, MUST benefit from MIT's extensive expertise in nurturing a research culture that is vibrant, innovative and purposive to our local environment.

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