Research Opportunities

Perdana University will serve as a platform for innovative world-class research in Southeast Asia.

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Critical areas

Opportunities research exist in many areas, the most critical being diabetes, public health, bioinformatics, cardiovascular diseases, neuroscience, tropical diseases, cancer care and trauma.  

Funding Sources

In addition to the traditional funding sources available to UCSD faculty members, such as the NIH and private foundations, funding opportunities exist for collaborative projects through various agencies in Malaysia ranging from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Health and local private funding sources.  Both the HSI team and the Perdana team have skilled and knowledgeable staff prepared to assist you in identifying relevant funding sources as well as with the preparation or required materials.

Procedures for initiating projects

In order to maximize the success of a potential collaboration, UC San Diego Health Sciences International will work closely with each investigator to develop their research interests.  To discuss specific ideas for research, please contact HSI (with hyperlink for email) to express interest.  Please provide as many specifics about area of research interest as possible.  Following this contact, HSI will confer with leadership at Perdana University to ensure there is a mutual interest and to subsequently identify the relevant faculty member(s) at Perdana to begin working with.  HSI will coordinate these efforts to make it as simple as possible to develop meaningful collaborations.