With the vision to have a single reference point for palm oil research in Sabah, the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), YBhg. Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, together with a team, established SPOR in 2013. We are a group of scientists that strive for excellent research. We believe in industrial collaborations in bringing research outcome into the field. Our research areas involve:
… Biology and biotechnology of oil palm
… Oil palm value-added products
… Quality control and management of oil-palm waste
… Biodiversity, socio-economy and tourism
… Farm management and technical engineering
We believe in the importance of integrating industrial collobaration and academic research in generating new knowledge. SPOR is to be the reference point in Sabah in which issues facing the industry are discussed and researched.