Monash is the first foreign university to open its campus in Malaysia upon the invitation by the Malaysian government. Among the recognition and achievements of Monash University Malaysia are: – The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the only one in Malaysia to be accredited by the Australian Medical Council. – In 2007, Monash was named Business of the Year by the Malaysian Australian Business Council. RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS Monash University is a research intensive university and is committed to finding solutions for 21st century challenges such as climate change, water shortage and cancer. The University undertakes innovative, multidisciplinary research addressing national and international priorities. With campuses in three continents Monash pursues knowledge and solutions from a global perspective. Among the research achievements and accolades received are by being the pioneer in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) technology; helping to reduce the road toll through ground-breaking accident research through the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC); as well as investigating ways to help the adult body repair and regenerate damaged tissues and organs by doing research on regenerative medicine. The Sunway campus is home to BRIMS which is the acronym for the Brain Research Institute at Monash University Malaysia. It is led by one of the world’s leading comparative neuroscientists Professor Ishwar Parhar. The areas of research conducted by BRIMS include Neuro genomics of Sleep Disorders, Molecular Mechanism of Depression, and Reproductive and Metabolic Neuroendocrinology.