The Research Management Centre (RMC) was officially established in May 2000 to replace the former University Research Unit that was formed in 1992, to mobilize research management and enhance the overall impact of research to expand alliances and reinforce partnerships with other world class research universities.
The role and function of RMC is to enhance and strengthen the current research management system by intensifying R&D efforts in order to improve productivity and efficiency, so as to produce quality research findings and outputs. RMC's role is also to increase collaborative R&D efforts among public R&D agencies and the private sector to facilitate commercialisation of research findings. RMC aims to focus on key research of strategic importance to the nation and develop multidisciplinary initiative. It encourages synergistic collaboration in key areas such as information technology, nanotechnology and biotechnology/Satellite BioValley research in line with country's Vision to produce a Nobel Laureate by the year 2020.
The mission of RMC is therefore clear-cut: that of ensuring adequate funding resources, and improving collaboration with other world-class universities.
RMC Fosters an environment that ensures that Faculties, Schools, Research Institutes, and the affiliated are provided with efficient support services relating to research administration, and are provided with up-to-date information on funding sources and grant procedures.
To increase and diversify UPM's funding resources;
To strengthen multi disciplinary research in order to achieve targetted outputs:
To build and promote strategic research partnerships with industry and the community;
To realize UPM's aim of becoming Malaysia's first premier 5* research intensive university by improving collaboration with other world-class universities