January 12, 2016, by jgkhor

Invitation to apply for participating in the UK Newton Workshop

by Prof Denny Ng

Centre of Hydrogen Energy (IFE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia together with Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES), University of Surrey, UK and Centre of Sustainable Palm Oil Research (CESPOR), The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) have successfully secured the grant for the UK-Malaysiaworkshop, funded by British Council (in partnership with Academy of Sciences Malaysia) under the Newton Researcher Links programme. With the approved grant, we will be organising a workshop in Kuala Lumpur (venue to be decided) from the 30th May to 3rd June, 2016 on the theme Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy: Promoting innovation, multidisciplinary collaboration and sustainability“. The workshop in line with the National Biomass Strategy 2020 and 1Malaysia Biomass Alternative Strategy (1MBAS) Initiatives is aimed at bringing together early career researchers, stakeholders and experts in bioenergy and biorefinery for knowledge transfer and systematic innovative solution between UK-Malaysia, with a vision of replacing fossil fuels and creating a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. The workshop will build research capacity in developing economies, facilitate links for future collaborations and enhance the associated researchers’ career and early career researchers’ professional developments. The workshop will include a series of oral and poster presentations, workshop activities with breakout sessions and outdoor activities (e.g. plant site visits). This is a multidisciplinary workshop and we are expecting a good blend of people from various backgrounds. Please see application form for more details on the specific areas relevant to this workshop.

Full report on the most recent similar workshop that has been successfully conducted in Mexico can be found in http://www.theibest.org/

The application is opened to early career researchers, including postgraduate students and academic staff. The workshop provides full financial support to 40 selected participants – 20 from the UK and 20 from Malaysia. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme. Places are limited and participants are selected based on the information provided in the application form.  The application form, with more details on the initiative, can be found in the enclosed document and the completed application form should be sent to ukmalaysiaresearcherlinks@gmail.com before the deadline of 31st January 2016.

Please contact Dr. Mimi Haryani Hassim (mimi@cheme.utm.my) or Prof Denny Ng (Denny.Ng@nottingham.edu.my), if you need any further information.

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