The Centre welcomes commissioned projects from both public and private sectors. We provide a collaborative platform for researchers from different disciplines to work together on several overlapping research areas pertinent to these three research clusters:

youth & economy
  • Education
  • Mobility
  • Employment
  • Social Behaviour
welfare & poverty
  • Income Disparity and Wealth Distribution
  • State Subsidies and Pension
  • Philanthropy and Charity
  • Disability and Accessibility
health & aging
  • Workplace Health
  • Lifestyle Related Illnesses
  • Elderly Health and Chronic Care
  • Psychological and Physical Well-Being

Informal/Social Institutional Frameworks for Foreign Capital Flows and Economic Growth ( 2020 )

Investigated by

Assistant Professor Dr Ly Slesman @Sulaiman

A Demographic and Socio-Economic Survey on Belait District Brunei Darussalam ( 2020 )

Investigated by

Dr Ly Slesman

National Study of the Elderly Persons in Brunei Darussalam ( 2019 )

Investigated by Dr Khadizah Hj Mumin, Dr Yusnani Mohd Yusof, Ms Armah Tengah, Dr Ly Slesman & Susi Ibrahim

Institutions, Foreign Direct Investment and Entrepreneurship: Panel Data Evidence ( 2019 )

Investigated by Dr Ly Slesman, Assistant Professor Yazid Abubakar Abdullahi & Professor Jay Mitra

Informal/Social Institutional Frameworks for Foreign Capital Flows and Economic Growth ( 2019 )

Investigated by Dr Ly Slesman

An Empirical Study on the Effects of Social Capital on Internal Conflicts: Panel Data Evidence ( 2019 )

Investigated by Dr Ly Slesman

The Pursuit of Chinese Language among Bruneian Youths: Social, Cultural and Economic Factors ( 2019 )

Investigated by Associate Professor Hoon Chang Yau, Assistant Professor Koh Sin Yee & Associate Professor Noor Azam bin Othman

Employability of Recent Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Graduates: A Pilot Qualitative Study ( 2019 )

Investigated by Assistant Professor Koh Sin Yee, Associate Professor Hoon Chang Yau & Dr Ly Slesman

A Demographic and Socio-Economic Survey on Belait District, Brunei Darussalam ( 2019 )

Investigated by Dr Ly Slesman, AP Dr Hoon Chang Yau & Susi Ibrahim

A Quantitative Study on the Employability of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Graduates ( 2019 )

Investigated by Dr Ly Slesman, AP Dr Hoon Chang Yau, Dr Yazid Abubakar Abdullahi & Dr Siti Fatimahwati Pehin Dato Hj Musa.

Adolescent-friendly health services in Brunei Darussalam: a qualitative study ( 2019 )

Investigated by Dr Nik Ani Afiqah Haji Mohamad Tuah, Dr Deeni Rudita Idris, Dr Siti Norhedayah Hj Abdul Latif, Dk Ratna Suriani Pg Hj Osman, Dr Hjh Norhayati Kassim & Dr Roslin Hj Sharbawi.
AP Dr. Hoon Chang Yau

The Pursuit of Chinese language among Bruneian Youth


Hoon, Chang-Yau, and Esther Kuntjara, �The Politics of �Mandarin Fever� in Contemporary Indonesia: Resinicization, Economic Impetus, and China�s Soft Power�,�Asian Survey�(Accepted 14/12/2018).

Harjatanaya, Tracey, and Chang-Yau Hoon, “Politics of Schooling in Post-Suharto Indonesia: A Study of the Chinese Minority”, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (Accepted 23/06/2018).
Yip J, Ainsworth, S and Hoon, C.Y (forthcoming) “JPCC: a megachurch brand story in Indonesia” in Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society, ed. Cornelio, J.S, Gauthier F, Martikainen T. & Woodhead L., London and New York: Routledge.
Yanqin, Pan and Chang-Yau Hoon “Contemporary China-Brunei Darussalam Trade Co-operation and Cultural Exchanges: A Preliminary Study”, Crossroads: Southeast Asian Studies (In-Press).
Hoon, Chang-Yau, “Book Review: Chinese Ways of Being Muslim: Negotiating Ethnicity and Religiosity in Indonesia”, Journal of Chinese Overseas, 14, pp.305-308.

Hoon, Chang Yau. "Pentecostal Churches in Jakarta: Exploring Global, Local and Class Dynamics", Pentecostal Megachurches in Southeast Asia, Terence Chong (ed.), Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, pp.21-46.

Dr. Ly Slesman
"Dutch Disease effect of Oil Price on Agriculture Sector: Evidence from Panel Cointegration of Oil Exporting Countries", International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 8 (5), pp. 241-250.
"Types of Foreign Capital Inflows and Economics Growth: New Evidence on Role of Financial Markets", Journal of International Development, 29 (6), pp. 768-789.
"Economic Freedom, Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries", International Journal of Economics and Management, 11 (S3), pp. 641 – 659.
Dr. Yusnani Mohd Yusof-Kozlowski
Public Spaces And Urban Sustainability In The Tropical Built Environment.
Dr. Nik Anni Afiqah Haji Mohamad Tuah
Determination of quality of life as measured with variants of SF-36 in patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease. MM Alhaji, J Tan, Mr Hamid, JA Timbuak, L Naing, NA Tuah Saudi medical journal 39(7),653-661.
Psychometric Evaluation of the Brunei-Malay SF-36 version 2 Health Survey. Mohammed M Alhaji, Nur Hanisah Johan, Shahrima Sharbini, Mas RW Abdul Hamid, Muhammad A M Khalil, Jackson Tan, Lin Naing & Nik AA Tuah Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. Accessible at: