About Us

Mindset is a research centre at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Mindset’s purpose is to conduct, facilitate, and inspire interdisciplinary research on tropical environmental issues at UNMC.

Our Guiding Principles

The Environment in the Anthropocene

Mindset believes that while people are the source of environmental problems, they are also the possible solution.

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Mindset’s approach is to establish bridges between sound environmental science, innovative technology, and the ability of the social sciences to change people’s mindsets to ensure a sustainable future.

Outreach and Engagement

In addition to research, Mindset aims to create social awareness through outreach activities and to advise policymakers in Malaysia and beyond on environmental matters.


Mindset wants to do more than herald bad news about the environment. Rather we want to identify potential solutions and success stories in environmental sustainability.