UMCoRS is a research centre at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. Established in 2008. Our faculty strength reflects our interdisciplinary approach towards research, teaching and training. UMCoRS aims to meet the demands for knowledge in the area of regulatory studies by developing and delivering training and capacity building workshops, seminars, conferences as well as regulatory research and advisory. UMCoRS explores the regulatory space through a cross-disciplinary approach, bridging academic rigour with practical insights. Underlying UMCoRS strategic focus is the demand for transformation of stakeholders in working towards understanding key regulatory issues and their implications, including developing strategic responses and solutions. 

UMCoRS Strategic Focus is to:


UMCoRS meets the challenges and opportunities in the area of regulation by driving the notion of sustainable governance. It is hard to think of some of the most pressing socio-economic questions today in areas as diverse as telecommunication, banking, technology, and infrastructure without a wider regulatory lens. This environment envisages a keen interaction amongst the various stakeholders. As a greater density of interactions evolve, consistent forms of governance become entrenched. The regulatory space percolates in a wider governance setting.

Governance issues come to fore when wider network of stakeholders play increasingly important roles in the regulatory space. Governance matters because it envisages public-private interaction. The regulatory dialogue that follows must be based on sustainable governance which evokes notions of accountability, transparency, fairness and coherence. The potential and limits offered by plural sources of governance need to be harnessed with dynamism and imagination. For UMCoRS, sustainable governance is not just a cross-cutting theme. It is seen as the foundational stone for regulatory practice and development.

UMCoRS leads the way for leaders in governments and businesses to tap on the interconnectedness of the shared regulatory space. It promotes development and co-operation between the regulatory actors. To this end, UMCoRS focuses on 4 key streams:

  1.  Issues in Corporate Governance and Trade

  1.  Regulatory Management and Communication

  1. Technology and Innovation

  1. Environment and Developmental Issues