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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

RESEARCH
1
What is the latest and highest status achieved by INTROP?

INTROP has been awarded with the Higher Institution Centres of Excellence (HICoE) by the Ministry of Education Malaysia started in 2017.

2
What is the research niche are for HICoE in INTROP?

Niche area for HICoE research is Tropical Wood and Fibre. Article on this niche area can be referred here.

3
Is there any specific fund available for journal publication that pay for its publications fee?

Yes, there is fund available for high impact jurnal and it covers articles that has been accepted for publication in the journal. For more info, click here.


LABORATORY
4
What is the amount of laboratory in INTROP?

There are three (3) laboratories in INTROP which are: 1) Laboratory of Bioresource Management, 2) Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology ans 3) Laboratory of Biopolymer and Derivatives

5
What is the services offered by the laboratories?

The services offered by the laboratories can be referred here.

6
What are the quality management system being implemented in INTROP's laboratory?

The laboratories at INTROP implement the ISO 9001 quality management system. There are also several laboratories that have obtained MS ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory status which emphasizes staff competence and accuracy of results in performing testing for customer samples. More information on accreditation laboratories can be found here.


STUDENT
7
What is the field of studies offered in INTROP?

Field of studies offered by INTROP as as in the link below: Field of Studies in INTROP

8
How can I apply or register as a MSc or PhD student at INTROP, UPM?

Application is through School of Graduate Studies. Application for postgraduate programme at UPM is via online at http://sgsportal.upm.edu.my:8080/sgsportal/. Prior to application for admission, prospective student is strongly advised to visit the website of School of Graduate Studies for more information at http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/prospective_students-2964.

9
How do I find a research supervisor for my study programme?

You can identify a potential research supervisor from INTROP's website. There is a ‘List of Experts’ listed under each fields of study offered by INTROP. If you are not able to identify a research supervisor, INTROP will assign one for you.

10
Does INTROP allow students to use the laboratory, equipment, and facilities outside of office hours?

INTROP adopts a staff attendance policy for all activities involving the use of laboratories, equipment, and facilities to ensure the safety of individuals as well as the areas used. Therefore, any use outside office hours must make an application and get approval from the management of INTROP.


SERVICE
11
How can I apply for sample testing services or laboratory use at INTROP?

Laboratory and equipment management involves supervision by different staff. Thus, customers can browse the INTROP website to connect with the relevant staff. Application forms for accreditation laboratory services application can be found here.

12
What is the rate of charges for sample testing services, usage of equipment and facilities at INTROP?

The rate of charges for sample testing services, usage of equipment and facilities at INTROP are different from each customer category and the type of testing, equipment and facilities used. Therefore, INTROP recommends contacting the officer in charge to get an accurate quote.

13
Does the laboratory at INTROP conduct sample testing services during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period?

INTROP places the safety of staff and students as a high priority throughout the period of the Movement Control Order (MCO). Thus, INTROP is consistent in following all decisions in all circulars issued by UPM and instructions from the National Security Council (MKN) from time to time. For critical services or research, students need to obtain approval from the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) while other customer samples are subject to approval from the UPM registrar.

Updated:: 22/06/2021 [lufti]

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