The Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (UTM Perdana School) was officially established in June 3, 2010. The official approval by the Ministry of Higher Education is simply an acknowledgement of an interesting historical background of the UTM Perdana School that has its humble beginning with the birth of the Technology Policy Research Centre in 1995.
In synchronization with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) world Class University aspiration and thus the drive for a more involvement in the international issues related to science, engineering and technology (SET) this historical progression is punctuated with the rebranding of the Technology Policy Research Centre to that of the Centre for Technology Policy & International Studies (CENTEPIS) in July 1998. The need to ensure a more holistic approach towards the science, technology and innovation policy culminated with the inception of the UTM Perdana School.
The UTM Perdana School, aspires to train the next generation of policy leaders for a very challenging and fast-paced life in a global age. The school, with multi-disciplinary experts from the academia, as well as the industry, national and international, offers three competitive, current and relevant programs that contribute to sustainable and innovative policy related activities.
In harmony with our global outreach activities and consistent with our vision of becoming STI Policy leader, we welcome students from all over the world, since it is our belief that nations should learn from each other in formulating policies that are sustainable and innovative and serve humankind as well as the environment.
With the opportunity for internship locally or abroad, our graduates are well prepared to contribute to policy making in a variety of public, private and nonprofit organizations. With an outstanding faculty, fellows and students, and its research and policy symposia, UTM Perdana School is well placed to engage policy debates in Malaysia.