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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a leading research intensive public university located in central Peninsular Malaysia, close to the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. UPM began as a School of Agriculture in 1931 and was established as a university in 1971. It was formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia or Agricultural University of Malaysia. UPM expanded beyond agriculture to science, technology, and other fields in the 1990s. UPM has a total enrollment of over 25,000 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a research focus on agricultural sciences and its related fields. Universiti Putra Malaysia’s website>>

Industry and Community Development Network

 The position and office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Development Network) was established in 2007. The office seeks to enhance and coordinate engaging with Industry and Community in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning, research and development. One of UPM’s 10 stated goals is to "broaden and strengthen UPM’s engagement with industry and society."
Some of the goals of this office include:

  • Strengthen linkages with public and private agencies to provide extension services
  • Provide lifelong learning opportunities to the community on an ongoing basis
  • Provide agricultural entrepreneurship development program for graduates and the community


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