BRAINetwork & Advanced Research Initiatives

What is the USM Advanced Research Initiative?

The USM Advance Research Initiative is a research initiative that helps translate USM’s aspirations to emerge as a leading research institution, championing the sustainability agenda. ARI’s can be individuals, teams, clusters or Centres of Excellence, groomed under the USM research ecosystem.

The ARI’s are managed by the Strategic Communications Office (SCOMM. It plans to gather together researchers of various disciplines from across the University as well as with their counterparts, locally and internationally. The objective is to embark on a research journey that would transform lives and give impact to society and also the wealth of the country. For more information, visit

What is the link with BRAINetwork?

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BRAINetwork has been working with the indigenous community of Air Banun, Grik, Perak for more than two years. Our project is known as THE FIRST MILE PROJECT. It is a collaborative and inclusive community development programme which aims to empower the minds of the indigenous community. We are very excited at BRAINetwork, because The First Mile Project initiatives have been highlighted in the 5th Issue of the  ARI’s.

Please click on the following link if you want to know more about the BRAINetwork Advanced Research Initiative:  FIRST MILE PROJECT

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