We are now Malaysian Research & Education Foundation
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MALAYSIAN RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Malaysian Research & Education Foundation or MyREF (formerly known as Malaysian Reconstruction Foundation), is a professional engineering and technology-based Foundation registered on the 9th of May 2016 under the law of Incorporation Act 1952 (Act 258). The old term “Reconstruction” in MyREF goes beyond the typical perception of physical infrastructure development. This term also covers human capital development which is a critical factor that determines a sustainable future of a nation and future generations.
The change of name and expansion of MyREF was agreed by the Board of Trustee in Q2 2020 to focus on research and education development involving engineering & technology, social studies, Islamic development and many more with the following objectives:
To develop local and international research, study and education program in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
To promote human capital development through research and education
To increase access to technical and vocational education locally and globally
With the mission to utilize Research and Education as means to develop sustainable nation and community, MyREF shall work within its scope of expertise to bring about sustainability in the development of infrastructure, humanity, and its environment. These continuous efforts shall be translated with multiple collaborations among relevant stakeholders involving government agencies, institutions of higher learnings and corporate sectors.
MyREF also commits in contributing towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a vision laid out by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that aims to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030.MyREF has a pivotal role to play in supporting Malaysia, then the other countries to make this vision a reality—putting societies on a sustainable development pathway, managing risk and enhancing resilience, and advancing prosperity and well-being.