31 July'15 - Nation Building, Nationalism & Nationality by Senator Dr Ariffin Omar

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8 Aug'15 - Festival P.Ramlee 2015 - Citra Agama Dalam Seni P.Ramlee

Penang Institute secara berbesar hati menjemput anda ke Forum P.Ramlee seperti yang berikut: Ta...

13-14 June'15 - Sundae Talk - Make Our Food Last

The Penang Green Carnival is back again for the fourth time. Come join us at 1st Avenue Mall for...

Private Higher Education in Malaysia – Avoiding a Hidden Crisis?

According to the recently released Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education), the...

Penang Leaders Forum 2015

    Leaders Lim Guan Eng Honourable Chief Minister of PenangChief Minister's ...

  • 31 July'15 - Nation Building, Nationalism & Nationality by Senator Dr Ariffin Omar

  • 8 Aug'15 - Festival P.Ramlee 2015 - Citra Agama Dalam Seni P.Ramlee

  • 13-14 June'15 - Sundae Talk - Make Our Food Last

  • Private Higher Education in Malaysia – Avoiding a Hidden Crisis?

  • Penang Leaders Forum 2015

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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Demographics of a diverse Malaysia
Malaysia is made up of many races and cultures, the predominant ones being the Malays, Chinese and Indians on the peninsula. For February, to accompany our cover story, here are the figures on Malaysia’s demographic makeup. In 2014, the total population of Malaysia stood at 30.3 million. Peninsular Malaysia is home to 79.3% of the entire population...
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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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Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

Photograph: Chan Kit Yeng Bukit Mertajam might be well off the tourist map, but it has much more to offer than what its reputation as George Town’s satellite…
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From the CEO's Desk

Press Statement – An accurate portrayal of Penang bus rides

10th June 2015, Penang Dr Lim Kim-Hwa, Chief Executive Officer Mr Stuart Macdonald, Head of Urban Studies On Tuesday 9th June 2015 The Star published an…
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