15 Dec'16 - Building a Viable Economy in Gaza and the West Bank

Penang Institute in KL, is proud to bring you a seminar entitled Building a Viable Economy in Gaza...

29 Nov'16 - Film Screening: "Human Scale"

Penang Institute's Penang Urbanites is proud to host its second 'Urbanight' film screenings with t...

1 Dec'16 - Upgrading Democracy: Soft Laws, Good Laws and Human Rights

Penang Institute, in collaboration with the Wawasan Open University (WOU) is proud to bring you a ...

28 Nov'16 - How Much Do We Know About Budgets? (Mandarin Forum)

Penang Institute, in collaboration with Research for Social Advancement (Refsa), is proud to be ho...

18 Nov'16 - Sleeping with Your Opponents: Post-Election Coalitions in Germany

Penang Institute is proud to bring you Sleeping with Your Opponents: Post-Election Coalitions in G...

  • 15 Dec'16 - Building a Viable Economy in Gaza and the West Bank

  • 29 Nov'16 - Film Screening: "Human Scale"

  • 1 Dec'16 - Upgrading Democracy: Soft Laws, Good Laws and Human Rights

  • 28 Nov'16 - How Much Do We Know About Budgets? (Mandarin Forum)

  • 18 Nov'16 - Sleeping with Your Opponents: Post-Election Coalitions in Germany

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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Statistics
Access to healthcare is a basic human right. The Malaysian government and in particular the Ministry of Health (MOH) have poured financial and human resources into providing dedicated primary and curative healthcare services to the general public since independence...
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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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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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Press Statement - Penang's GDP per capita growth

Press Statement by Penang Institute and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Lim Kim Hwa, George Town On 20.10.2016. Penang Institute is the Penang State…
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