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April 27th, 2007
Malaysia to lead South-South collaboration
The UN has announced an international centre for South-South cooperation in science, technology and innovation based in Malaysia.
The plan was approved by the executive board of UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) this week (24 April).
The centre — to be run by the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation — will seek to create a network of national centres of excellence. This will promote research collaboration, technology transfer and the development of industries in fields such as information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
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