The Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS) at UiTM is the nation’s centre for transportation research, logistics planning, consultancy and training. MITRANS works in pursuit of 5 goals: research excellence, continuous innovation and improvement, knowledge and technology transfer, productive partnerships and education advancement for the betterment of mankind and the environment.
MITRANS has a strong history of research excellence in the fields of logistics and supply chain, maritime, urban and rural transportation, intelligent transport systems, highway and traffic engineering. Building on UiTM’s breadth of scholarship and entrepreneurial heritage, we engage in multidisciplinary research that addresses the real world challenges in the transportation industry today. Our aim is to deliver research results, innovative solutions and technologies that are of vital importance to the development and future of the industry.
The institute has firmly established international and national cooperative links with major governmental, industry and academic partners, which reflects its commitment to fostering strategic and productive knowledge transfer partnerships. Lectures and visits from collaborating academics from the U.K, Europe, Asia and joint research programmes are specific initiatives that have been undertaken in order to consolidate MITRANS’ position as an advisory transportation institute with a global reach.
We employ a multi-disciplinary pool of talent comprising of researchers, associate fellows, visiting and adjunct professors and postgraduate students who creatively engage with each other, giving us access to a wider range of expertise and resources. Collaborations with the globalised research community and industry professionals enable our researchers to participate in cutting-edge networks, thus enhancing their specialist knowledge and know-how.
We offer a range of bespoke professional development courses which are customised to match professional needs. These are designed to help industry practitioners develop the skills they need to address complex and challenging problems in various aspects of the transportation industry. Besides these, graduates may register for part-time or full-time postgraduate studies at Masters and PhD levels which provide opportunities to work with leading researchers and industry leaders. Based on up-to-date research in the transportation industry and delivery by highly qualified academics with strong industry links, our PDC courses, postgraduate programmes and materials are innovative, targeted as well as informed.
MITRANS Centres of Excellence
The institute’s affiliated centres of excellence, the Malaysia Transport Research Laboratory (MTRL), the Malaysia Research Centre for Logistics & Supply Chain (MaRCeLS) established in 1982 and 2009 respectively and the Centre for Public Transport and Sustainable Development are purpose built facilities for researchers that function as research centres and sources of reference. These centres are central to enhancing MITRANS’ technological capability, promoting innovation in the transportation industry, specifically providing services towards the planning and operations of road, rail, ocean and air transportation.