At UNITEN, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and possibility is our joyful obsession, and we celebrate fundamental discoveries and practical applications alike.

As educators, we also value research as a potent form of learning by doing.

Research flourishes in our six institutes, five colleges, as well as in UNITEN R&D Sdn Bhd that convene experts across disciplines to explore new intellectual frontiers and attack important societal problems. Our aim is to bring diverse talent to be together tackling on big problems. For instance, the Institute of Sustainable Energy (ISE) promotes participation of a range of faculty and students in its pursuit of sustainable energy at scale. This is fuelled by active research relationships with industry, authority, academia and a wide range of global collaborations.

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Research Institutes

UNITEN is committed to become a globally competitive and energy-focused university. Energy focused projects such as solar and biodiesel powered vehicles are currently being developed in order to achieve our goal. The Research Roadmap has clearly identified worthy research areas that will give impact to the world.

We are keen to identify opportunities, research and programmes that correspond to the long term needs of our stakeholders. More than RM100 million research grants and consultancy projects have been secured by UNITEN’s researchers so far. UNITEN continually develops partnerships that foster interdisciplinary work. Listed here are the platforms where groundbreaking research is happening every day.

AAIBE Chair of Renewable Energy

AAIBE Chair of Renewable Energy and Institute of Sustainable Energy at UNITEN are supported by PenjanaBebas, Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC).


UNITEN R&D Sdn Bhd (URND) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universiti Tenaga Nasional. The company provides a platform for research and development activities involving academics and industries to harness the next generation technologies in order to catalyse dynamic, relevant, excellent and productive research in the country.

Collaborating Partners

UNITEN researchers collaborate with many leading local, national, and international organisations to further drive exploration and innovation.

UNITEN Smart UniverCity

UNITEN is gearing up to turn its Putrajaya campus into a smart “city” in an effort to create a “smart society”. Dubbed the UNITEN Smart UniverCity, the entire project provides a unique campus experience by enriching staff, students and visitors experience through the usage of technology.