First research grant awarded



Heriot-Watt University Malaysia was one out of five recipients that was awarded research funds by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) at the start of 2015.

Intervention Programme for Excessive Internet Users

Funds will be channelled to explore the topic of Internet addiction, and the main goal of this research is to develop a manual that provides an intervention programme for secondary school children.

The project was presented at the Networked Media Research Seminar, a collaboration between the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and institutions of higher learning.

Led by Associate Professor Dr Ke Guek Nee, Associate Head of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s School of Life Sciences, the funding from MCMC amounts to RM111,867.10 (over £20,000). The research will be conducted between January to December 2015.

The project will contribute to the learning and teaching of two new undergraduate programmes – Psychology with Management and Psychology – to be launched this year and in 2016 respectively.