The Research and Education for Peace (REPUSM) was formally created in July 1995 under the auspices of the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The formation of the Unit was based on a need to create awareness of solving conflict by peaceful means. It was noted that this awareness was lacking among universities particularly in Malaysia, judging from the course and academic programmes offered as well as research work undertaken. In establishing REPUSM, USM has become the first institute of higher learning in the country to explore Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution through research, education, and training. The REPUSM envisions itself as a center of excellence in the study of human conflict and peaceful living.It aims to actively contribute to the promotion of peace through its various works.