Petronas Gives Attention To Sabah’s Academia

Petronas offered grants, worth RM5.75 million, made under its PETRONAS-Academia Collaboration Dialogue (PACD), to seven academicians from Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

The grants is to be used to carry out research in green energy-related fields such as clean energy storage system, bioenergy development, efficient hydrogen generation, as well as in operational efficiency through data science and artificial intelligence.

The second initiative is the signing of an agreement between Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS and University College Sabah Foundation Both to offer the UCSF-UTP Foundation Programme, a one-year foundation programme based on UTP foundation curriculum structure.

This collaboration will pave the way for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia top achievers from Sabah to undergo foundation studies at UCSF. Upon completion of the one-year foundation programme at UCSF, students will have the opportunity to pursue their bachelor’s degree in science and engineering programmes at UTP campus in Perak.

The inaugural PACD was held in 2021, where 11 universities were selected to collaborate with PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd. In 2023, the biennial PACD saw 52 projects chosen from 23 universities nationwide.

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