Social Security Research Centre


The Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) was established in March 2011 at the Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA), University of Malaya to initiate and carry out research, teaching and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge in the area of social security, including old age financial protection in order to enhance the understanding of this critical topic to promote economic development and social cohesion in Malaysia.

To support the research in social security in general and old-age financial protection in particular the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia has graciously provided an endowment fund to create the nation’s first endowed Chair in Old Age Financial Protection (OAFPC) at University of Malaya. OAFPC has the over-riding objectives to help formulate policies to promote better social security and improve old age financial protection, and to help formulate policies to promote economic growth in an aging society for consideration by the Government of Malaysia.

The interest in social security and old-age financial protection is ever growing in view of an ageing population. Malaysia is also subjected to rising life expectancy and falling fertility rates, the perceived inadequacy of current social security provisions, coupled with the added fear that simply more expenditure may not be conducive to the development and growth objectives of the society. This calls for innovative policy solutions that may be inspired by international experience based on an empirical grounding in national data and analysis.


First Chairholder - Profesor Sarah Harper from Oxford University (1 July 2009 - 15 June 2010).
Second Chairholder - Professor Robert Holzmann ( 2 July 2012 - 1 July 2013)
Director of RH Institute for Economic Policy Analyses, Vienna Senior Advisor (Consultant)
World Bank Guest Professor (China, Australia, Switzerland)

ChairHolder of The Social Security Research Centre

Professor Robert Holzmann

Social Security Research Centre (SSRC)Website


For Further enquiries , please contact :

Social Security Research Centre
Faculty Of Economics & Administration
University Of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur,MALAYSIA

Tel. No : +603 - 7967 3648
Fax. No : +603 - 7956 7252/ 7967 3738/ 7967 3775

Last Update: November 13, 2017