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About Us

About Us

The office of Associate Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Networks) was established in July 2017 to assist the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in carrying out objectives and directions of developing an ecosystem that can generate high impact and sustainable outputs through enhancing relationships with industry and society. In mid-2019, the office was rebranded as the UM Office of Industry and Community Engagement (UM ICE). UM ICE identifies and connects UM’s researchers, staff and students with industry, government and community groups that are interested in research, commercialization and outreach activities.​

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What Do We Do?


We help to establish professional and integral connections between external parties and the relevant expertise within the University, and vice versa.


We facilitate initial discussion and communication between the University and external parties.


We develop strategic partnership that is mutually beneficial for all parties involved.

​The office works closely with relevant stakeholders to establish and strengthen collaboration through:

  1. Planning, driving and monitoring industry and community engagement activities for UM as a whole
  2. Building, implementing and enhancing strategic partnerships between university, industries, community and government agencies
  3. Coordinating, promoting and enhancing visibility through information dissemination, programs and activities with industry partners

Our Team

We work closely with the following units in the University to ensure successful engagement activities and great partnerships. ​

Universiti Malaya Community and Sustainability Centre

Community engagement arm of the University.


Universiti Malaya Centre of Innovation and Commercialization

Technology transfer office for the University.


Universiti Malaya Consultancy Unit

One-stop center that offers the University staff consultancy expertise.

Meet Our People

Professor Dr. Rofina Yasmin Othman

Associate Vice-Chancellor
(Industry & Community Networks)

+603-7967 7352

Dr. Bong Yii Bonn

Industry Liaison / Research Manager

+603-7967 7352 (Ext. 7350)

Dr. Nazrin Abd Aziz

Industry Liaison / Administrative Officer

+603-7967 7352 (Ext. 7349)

Ms. Nurul Afiqah Mohamed Ramli ​

Finance Officer

​+603-7967 7352 (Ext. 7349)

Ms. Nurul Atiqah Mohd Azman​

Assistant Administrative Officer

​​+603-7967 7352

Ms. Nur Nadia Arshad​

Administrative Officer / Coordinator of InnovateUM

+6037967 7352 (Ext. 5719)

Ms. Nur Afiqah Harun​

Social Research Officer (InnovateUM)

+603-7967 7352 (Ext. 5719)

Mr. Mohd Alif Aiman Mohamed Ilias

Research Assistant

+603-7967 7352

Our Program Advisors

Name Faculty/Centre/Academy Email
Dr. Yusrizam bin Sharifuddin Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science yusrizam@um.edu.my
Associate Prof. Dr. Ivy Chung Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine ivychung@um.edu.my
Dr. Aznul Qalid bin Md Sabri Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology aznulqalid@um.edu.my
Dr. Chai Lay Ching Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science lcchai@um.edu.my
Associate Prof. Dr. Aida binti Idris Department of Business Strategy and Policy, Faculty of Business and Accountancy aida_idris@um.edu.my
Associate Prof. Dr. Narendra Kumar a/l Aridas Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering narendra.k@um.edu.my
Associate Prof. Ir. Dr. Harikrishnan a/l Ramiah Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering hrkhari@um.edu.my