Background & Overview


CRISD was officially established as a new research centre at the School of Engineering and Technology, University College of Technology Sarawak. CRISD functions as a cluster point to gather all research expertise, students and industries in multidisciplinary projects. It is intended to develop quality research and technology advancement innovatively through an interdisciplinary approach.

The focus of CRISD is on the development of innovative process technology that will enhance the quality of life in the future process industry. Sustainable development is defined as a process of developing technology that is innovative and capable of being utilized with minimal long term effect on the environment; without exhausting natural resources and economically effective.

The current expertise in the field will pursue high impact research and activities that can benefit the industry and society. Besides, training, seminars and public lectures related to the niche areas will be organised from time to time.



All staff under the School of Engineering and Technology are currently in four multidisciplinary areas; Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Food Technology. Staff are actively involved in research in their cluster areas respectively. Through various research grants, staff, students and industries are linked together.

The objective, vision, mission and operational structure of the Centre of Research for Innovation and Sustainable Development (CRISD) are aligned with the UCTS core values; Commitment, Integrity, Caring, Enterprising, and Green.