KUANTAN: Two Universiti Malaysia Pahang engineering laboratories obtained international and national certifications that would help promote better and quality research and development work.
UMP vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Daing Nasir Ibrahim said the Civil Engineering and Earth Resources Faculty and the Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering Faculty laboratories would also provide hands-on learning experience for the students.
“The Civil Engineering laboratory’s certification is a valuable award as it means that data obtained by it is reliable and unquestionable,” he said.
“By having a sound facility such as this, private companies can carry out industrial tests without any worries.”
He said companies operating in the east coast would normally send their samples to facilities in Kuala Lumpur.
“Now, they can do their testing at UMP,” Daing Nasir said.
On the second laboratory’s certification, Daing Nasir said it showed that UMP conformed to the best industry practices.
“We have an integrated management system on safety, health and environment,” he said.
“The faculty’s laboratory is now recognised as the best in the east coast,” he added.
Daing Nasir also said Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation had included UMP in its BioNexus Partners programme and this served as a huge incentive to the university’s research works.
“The small- and medium-industries now have the opportunity to conduct research on their products using UMP’s facilities,” he added.