• To be a globally recognized leading faculty in research and consultancy. 


  • To build network and collaborate with institutions, industries, communities, and government bodies to serve the needs of various stakeholders. 
  • To share and disseminate the research findings that are related to UN’s sustainable development goals.
  • To encourage a cross-disciplinary research to solve real world problems.

Targeted Impact   
To gain national/international recognition as an active research centre that can enhance the well-being and sustainability of society.
• To contribute to the sustainable development goals in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
• To contribute to the community through knowledge transfer programme and community outreach projects.
• To contribute to the industry and nation by providing solutions to solve real world problems.
• To improve the university ranking in both national and international level such as SETARA rating, Times Higher Education World University ranking, QS ranking, etc.

Targeted Output

  • To ensure all centre members completed their postgraduate studies. (Strategy plan 1)
  • To forge multi-disciplinary research collaboration by forming at least one national team and one international team (i.e. in the areas of Economics). (Strategy plan 1 & 2)
  • To ensure all staff have the experience of applying and leading at least one research grant project. (Strategy plan 1 & 2)
  •  To secure internal grant (at least RM1,750 per academic staff per year by 2032) and external research grant (at least RM3,250 per academic staff per year by 2032). (Strategy plan 1 & 2)
  • To achieve a publication ratio of 2.0 for journal publication and 0.4 for conference proceeding. (Strategy plan 3)
  • To achieve at least 38% of total articles published in either Q1 or Q2 Scopus/WOS indexed journal and 32 % of total articles published in top 10% journal indexed in Scopus/WOS. (Strategy plan 3)
  •  To ensure each staff is involved in the supervision of postgraduates’ students (i.e. Mphil, PhD), at least one postgraduate student and at least 75% of the postgraduate students graduated on time.  (Strategy plan 4)
  • To ensure each staff is involved in at least one consultancy project by collaborating with the industry (at least RM1700 per staff by 2032). (Strategy plan 5)
  •  To organize at least 12 research activities per year by 2032 (talks/workshops/training/conference). (Strategy plan 6) 


"There is always no right time to conduct research but if there is, it is right now"



Dr Chen Fanyu


Dr Tan Chai Thing

Assistant Secretary:

Dr Vivien Wong Zi Wen

Event Promotion: 

Ms Juliana binti Abu Bakar & Ms Chitrah Krishnan

Web Maintenance: 

 Ms Kalai Vani Kalimuthu & Mr Ng Cheong Fatt

Conference :

Mr Lee Chin Yu

 Ms Koay Ying Yin

Ms Vinothiny a/p Subramaniam

IPSR Calendar:

Mr Thurai a/l Murugan

Research Cluster Head: 

Environmental Economics: Assoc Prof Dr Lau Lin Sea 

 Digital Economics: Assoc Prof Dr Abdelhak Senadjki 

 Development Economics: Dr Foo Chuan Chew 

Econometrics: Dr Yiew Thian Hee