Experienced UTAR researchers are well-recognised for their research work. Since 2005, they have secured external funding in projects. Figure 3 below shows the amount of external fundings received (funding in UTAR) by our researchers as well as their collaboration with other organisations (funding not in UTAR) from years 2005 until 2020.
The huge drop in external funding secured in 2020 is due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has badly affected the economy of Malaysia and worldwide.
In year 2020, a total amount of RM1.57 million was secured by the researchers (funding in UTAR) from external funding sources listed in Chart 1. UTAR researchers had also actively collaborated with other organisations/institutions (funding not in UTAR) in numerous external funded research projects amounting to a total of RM2.97 million. The funding organisations/institutions are shown in Chart 2.