Science Outlook is a flagship study of ASM that aims to present insights supported by relevant data on Malaysia’s STI landscape. Malaysia’s aspiration to be an advanced nation requires all sectors to have the capacity for developing knowledge capital to fuel Malaysia’s drive to be an advanced economy. STI has underpinned the pillars of our economic growth for the last six decades since independence and should be seen as a catalyst to spur the new economy.However, although Malaysia’s growth has been steady, the STI development has not shown much satisfactory trajectory in comparison to developed nations. In tracking Malaysia’s progress in STI, the evidence based Science Outlook report which is published biennially also serves as a monitoring and evaluation exercise.
SCIENCE OUTLOOK 2020
- To examine the current and past status of the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) landscape in Malaysia, including the key trends and challenges as well as to address the gaps through evaluation and analysis with over the past 29 years (1991-2020)
- To facilitate the harnessing of STI for societal well-being, national development and global competitiveness
- To evaluate the progress and development of STI in Malaysia since the inception of Vision 2020. This is done through measuring through select STI-related indicators and evaluating the impact of national-level programmes, frameworks and initiatives.
SCIENCE OUTLOOK 2017
Carrying the theme “Converging towards Progressive Malaysia 2050”, Science Outlook 2017 is a continuation of the 2015 report that presents an objective independent review of the outcomes of these policies in building Malaysia’s STI capabilities and capacity against international benchmarks. The independent review is equipped with evidence-based analysis, insights and recommendations pertaining to the national STI landscape based on six strategic thrusts of the current National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation (NPSTI), 2013-2020.
SCIENCE OUTLOOK 2015
Malaysia’s first Science Outlook has been anchored by ASM, under the auspices of MOSTI. The objective is to conduct a study or review of Malaysian STI landscape and to test our preparedness to achieve STI targets as the country aspires to emerge as a developed economy.
Six working groups, dedicated to six areas of STI, were formed, with a mix of representations from the industry, government, academia and professional circles. The working groups deliberated many discussions to identify and define the scope of their respective chapters, making it relevant and supported by evidence-based research or information.