Private Higher Education in Malaysia – Avoiding a Hidden Crisis?

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

30 May'15 - Forum Nusantara - Mengenang Tuan Guru Nik Aziz: Islam & Kepelbagaian

30 Mei 2015- Sabtu, 8.30-10.30pm, The Light Hotel- Seberang Jaya, Penang Forum Nusantara merupaka...

13 June'15 - Roundtable discussion on "Islam and the Secular State"

13th June 2015 (Saturday), 2:30-5:30PM, Conference Room, Law Faculty, University of Malaya, Kual...

22 May'15 - Retaining Women in the Workforce: Closing Gaps & Breaking Barriers

22 May 2015 (Friday), 8.00 pm- 10.00 pm, Boustead Hall, The Royale Bintang Hotel, Penang In conju...

Penang Leaders Forum 2015

Leaders Lim Guan Eng Honourable Chief Minister of Penang Dato Patahiyah Mayor of...

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

  • 30 May'15 - Forum Nusantara - Mengenang Tuan Guru Nik Aziz: Islam & Kepelbagaian

  • 13 June'15 - Roundtable discussion on "Islam and the Secular State"

  • 22 May'15 - Retaining Women in the Workforce: Closing Gaps & Breaking Barriers

  • Penang Leaders Forum 2015

 

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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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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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Penang transportation by the numbers
It is undeniable that municipal councils of each state play crucial roles in providing comfortable living conditions for the people within its boundaries. Homeowners pay assessment tax every year in exchange for a better waste disposal system and cleaner living environment; car users pay parking fees to occupy the space conveniently for running errands in banks, eateries....
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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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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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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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Press Statement - The Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11MP)

Press Statement – 25 May 2015, Penang Dr Lim Kim-Hwa, Chief Executive Officer and Head of EconomicsDr Lim Chee Han, Senior AnalystOng Wooi Leng, Senior…
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