21 Nov'14 - The Great Debate - Penang Edition: Is Malaysia's historical legacy a hindrance to the country's future development?

21 November 2014 (Friday), 6.30 pm- 10.00 pm, Lecture Theatre 2 Wawasan Open University ...

17 Oct'14 - Sustainable, Livable Cities: What Can We Learn from Traditional Islamic Cities

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government is proud t...

Penang In History

“The History of Bukit Mertajam (1800-1957): From Agrarian Village to Central Hub of No...

15-16 Sept'14 - The “Federalism in Malaysia: Design and Practice” Conference

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government is proud t...

Penang In Asia Lecture Series - Lessons from the Financial Crisis for the Future of Asia

by Dheepan Rathakrishnan The Penang in Asia Lecture series is a lectureship awarded under...

  • 21 Nov'14 - The Great Debate - Penang Edition: Is Malaysia's historical legacy a hindrance to the country's future development?

  • 17 Oct'14 - Sustainable, Livable Cities: What Can We Learn from Traditional Islamic Cities

  • Penang In History

  • 15-16 Sept'14 - The “Federalism in Malaysia: Design and Practice” Conference

  • Penang In Asia Lecture Series - Lessons from the Financial Crisis for the Future of Asia

economics
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
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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An appendix on nurses
The provision of cheap and high quality healthcare has catapulted the Malaysian healthcare system into the top global echelon. In 2014, InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index ranked Malaysia as the third best and most affordable country for healthcare globally. Malaysia’s healthcare scored 95 out of a possible 100 points for the following criteria...
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nusantara
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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politics
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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heritage
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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Exporting grey matter: What is the brain drain costing us?

Can there really be any benefits to the persistent brain drain out of Malaysia? The numbers seem to say so. But knowledge and skills are intangible commodities…
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From the CEO's Desk

Press Statement on GST - 13 October 2014

Dr Lim Kim Hwa, Chief Executive Officer and Head of EconomicsDr Lim Chee Han, Senior AnalystMs Ong Wooi Leng, Senior AnalystMr Tim Niklas Schoepp, Visiting…
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