Proposal to build Universiti Sains Angkasa Lepas in Johor!

A local company, Next Systems Sdn. Bhd., together with its overseas partner plans to build a RM6.1 billion university offering space science courses in Johor, reports Utusan Malaysia yesterday. They have identified a 1000-hectare land near Kota Tinggi for the university, which will be known as Universiti Sains Angkasa Lepas Malaysia (UniSam).

If this was confirm, Malaysia will be the third country with a space science university after Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and International Space University, Strasbourg, France.

“UniSam will have eight faculties, covering the critical fields in space science researches such as Space and Aeronautic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Robotic Engineering, Geology, Atmospheric and Planetary Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy etc.” said Noor Faizal Abdul Samad from Next Systems Sdn. Bhd.

These faculties will have 29 laboratories equipped with cutting edge technologies such as Fusion Reactor, Thermonuclear Reactor, Linear Collider, Large Binocular Telescope-Neural Network Telescope, High Performance Computing (HPC), Supersonic Wind Tunnel and 3D Simulation Laboratory.

Noor Faizal hopes that with these high-tech laboratories and equipment, UniSam will become a resource centre for scientist inside and outside the country.

Source: Utusan Malaysia

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