Established on 18 November 2008, URND is a recognised Research and Development status company by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) under Section 34B, of the Income Tax Act, 1967 and a registered Consulting Company under the Malaysian Ministry of Finance (MOF).
URND has been entrusted with the task to actively seek research and consultancy assignments from the industrial communities such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), TNB Research, multinational companies and other potential international conglomerates.
URND aims to drive UNITEN’s capability in assisting Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), industries, government agencies and international partners in high impact research areas in line with the Government’s IR 4.0 efforts such as power engineering, robotics, sustainable energy and IOT (AI, big data) sectors in order to achieve their goals and compete in economic globalisation.
Mission and Vision
URND has been operating to provide a platform for research and development activities involving academics and industries to harness the next generation technologies in order to catalyse dynamic, relevant, excellent and productive research in the country.
OUR VISION & MISSION ARE ALIGNED WITH UNITEN’s BOLD2025 STRATEGIC PLAN
URND manages 120 research assistants and explores niche areas of energy related research works which are Sustainable Clean Energy, Power & Energy Services Convergence, Energy Social Sustainability, Energy Infrastructure and Computing and Informatics in Energy. UNITEN/URND has five Research Institutes spearheaded by experienced lecturers who are subject matter experts in the respective fields of research. The five Research Institutes are: