The Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology (CELEST)

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The Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology (CELEST) is a research centre at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. CELEST was previously known as the Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity Law (CEBLAW). This renaming initiative, which took place in 2017, was prompted by the transformative impact of rapid developments in science and technology on our daily lives and, more generally, the world around us. CELEST engages in and promotes research on the legal and ethical implications of the broad field of science and technology. It undertakes interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary research that integrate legal theories with practical application in diverse aspects of science and technology.

The Centre has researchers representing a wide variety of expertise, such as biodiversity law, cyberlaw, data protection law, energy law, environmental law, information and communications technology law, intellectual property law, law of the sea, media law, medical law and ethics, oil and gas law and nanotechnology law. The researchers are responsible for teaching courses in their areas of expertise in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Law.

CELEST seeks collaboration with other researchers throughout the world who are interested to conduct research into the legal and ethical aspects of any of the areas within the field of science and technology.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of CELEST are as follows:
To undertake and promote legal research in areas that are relevant to science and technology
To foster linkages with bodies, national and international, working on areas relating to the law and ethics in science and technology
To be a resource centre on Malaysian law and ethics in science and technology

For further information on CELEST and research collaboration, please contact Associate Professor Dr Tay Pek San at tayps@um.edu.my

Director of the Centre
Dr. Tay Pek San

Associate Professor Dr Tay Pek San
Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology (CELEST)

Faculty of Law
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur 50603
MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-7967 6579 / 6580
Fax: +603-7967 6582
Email: tayps@um.edu.my