Geoscience and Digital Earth Centre (INSTeG)
Geoscience and Digital Earth Centre (INSTeG) is one of five research centre under Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The centre were created to gain the vibrant, innovative and productive research culture, apart from to maintain the status of a Research University. As a centre of excellence, INSTeG practices integrative and collaborative research which involves multi-disciplinary teams, knowledge and networking at national and international levels. Motivation, zeal and high level of research integrity are imperative related to ethic and values to reach really excellent outcomes. In the field of geospatial science and technology, INSTeG conducts research, provides consultancy and offers an educational program to national and international students. In order to be an excellent, INSTeG has installed a high level infrastructure .
This means, that experts are equipped not only with appropriate hard- and software to acquire, process and interpret different data but are also able to use an international network of experts to discuss, to inspire and to adjust themselves again and again to become excellent in their outcomes. INSTeG reflects and aligns the sense and benefit of research to the society before planning a research program. Only if the research result is useful for the national or international society our research is really excellent. As a result, the collaborative research will have an increasing importance in the future. It will become more and more important to share facilities and knowledge, to jointly reach a state to be able to find answers for the burning questions of our era. Excellence will be measured in future by the results of any research conducted. Egoistic ambitions will be a relict for the scientific archive.
INSTeG constantly improves its contact to other centres of excellence all over the world in order to work together, to reach an effect of synergy and to create a benefit for all related members involved in this process. Besides the different fields of expertise, the focus on human capacity and networking is a major strength of INSTeG. INSTeG starts practising a new style of communication flow and networking within the research process while the education of students and post-graduate students is included into the workflow of research. INSTeG sets new standards in research-networking.