23 Oct'16 - Memories of Penang: J.M.B Hughes - The Transitioner

In 1957, Penang Free School, which celebrates its bi-centenary this year, was preparing itself for...

Malapportionment in the 2015 - 2016 Redelineation Exercises

Malapportionment of Constituencies:Analysis of the 2016 Redelineation Proposal (First Display) for...

5 Oct'16 - Media & Open Government

Penang Institute and REFSA is proud to co-host yet another Mandarin forum entitled Media & Ope...

28 Sept'16 - Fighting Corruption through a Transparent and Open Government Seminar

Time:     10am-12pm Description:Now that the Penang state government has introduce...

27 Sept'16 - Freedom of Information Forum

Time:     10am-12pm Description: Pakatan Harapan has lead in introducing reforms i...

  • 23 Oct'16 - Memories of Penang: J.M.B Hughes - The Transitioner

  • Malapportionment in the 2015 - 2016 Redelineation Exercises

  • 5 Oct'16 - Media & Open Government

  • 28 Sept'16 - Fighting Corruption through a Transparent and Open Government Seminar

  • 27 Sept'16 - Freedom of Information Forum

Economic Studies
The Economics Section undertakes active research into economics issues in Penang, Malaysia, South East Asia and Asia. We provide high impact, academically grounded, impartial and cutting edge analysis on the issues concerning the middle income trap, sustainable development and the growth of economies. We also look into business issues such as corporate governance, corporate financing and financial supervision.
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Urban Studies
The Urban Studies research cluster develops research and evidence for the formulation of policy which can promote the long-term sustainable development of Penang. The thematic areas of focus; sustainable urban development, housing and transport are brought together holistically to promote more joined up policy thinking.
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According to Partners for Livable Communities, liveability is the sum of the factors that add up to a community's quality of life, including the built and natural environments; economic prosperity; social stability and equity; educational opportunity; and cultural, entertainment and recreation possibilities....
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Nusantara Studies
Nusantara Studies serves as a platform to foreground the worldview of intellectuals, literary and cultural figures and institutions of knowledge that have relevance to Penang and also have connection with the cultures of the Nusantara. Penang, which was once a very cosmopolitan meeting point of trade, culture and knowledge, was responsible for forging changes in society.
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Political & Social Analysis
A diverse team of scholars trained in political science, economics, international relations, gender studies, psychology and forensic science, we work on various issues and concerns related to political institutions and socio-economic policies in Penang and Malaysia. Our current projects cover federalism, constituency redelineation, social welfare policies in Penang, marginalization of Indians in Penang, women participation in workforce and education policy. Our works are part of the larger efforts of the
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History Studies
The History Studies of the Penang Institute focuses mainly on the history and heritage research of Penang and its region. This research intends to offer new ways to understand the connections between the past and present which throws light on social, economical, cultural and political changes in Penang and its surrounding states, but also Southeast Asia as a whole.
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In Penang Monthly

Bringing Books to the Public

The first library in Malaya was built in Penang, but its beginnings were uncertain. The building on the right, formerly government offices on what is today's…
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From the CEO's Desk

Penang's economy: GDP Growth Rates and 2016 Projection

19th July2016 Dr Lim Kim-Hwa, Chief Executive Officer and Head of EconomicsMr Tim Niklas Schoepp, Chief Operating OfficerDr Lim Chee Han, Senior AnalystDr…
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