Think tank

Penang Institute

Penang Institute

George Town, Malaysia

The Penang Institute is funded by the Penang state government. It was established in 1997 (as SERI, the Socio-economic and Environmental Research Institute), and underwent a name change in 2011. The Institute aims to: contribute towards making public policy-making in Penang and in Malaysia; provide platforms for intellectual and professional exchanges on critical, current and strategic issues affecting Penang and its surrounding region; promote interest in Penang’s cultural activities, and specifically in literary pursuits; aid academic research in general through the maintenance of a research library.

Contact details

Website:
https://penanginstitute.org/

Address:
10-12 Brown Road, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.

Country:
Malaysia

Sub-region:
South-Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Government , Independent
Year founded
1997
Age (years)
Penang Institute
 25
Malaysia average
 21
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Dato' Noor Ahmad Mokhtar Haniff, Lim Pao Li, Dato’ (Dr) Mohammed Anwar Fazal Mohammed
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2022
Penang Institute
 37
Malaysia average
 15
Global average
 42
2021
Penang Institute
 43
2020
Penang Institute
 46
% Female staff
2022
Penang Institute
 65%
Malaysia average
 48%
Global average
 53%
2021
Penang Institute
 65%
2020
Penang Institute
 60%
% Female researchers
2022
Penang Institute
 75%
Malaysia average
 39%
Global average
 36%
2021
Penang Institute
 23%
2020
Penang Institute
 22%

Organisational performance

Publications
2021
Penang Institute
 73
Malaysia average
 24
Global average
 43
2020
Penang Institute
 64
2019
Penang Institute
 33

Social

Likes (2022)
Penang Institute
 7,342
Malaysia average
 4,459
Global average
 32,612
Likes (2021)
Penang Institute
 6,828
Followers (2022)
Penang Institute
 3,062
Malaysia average
 3,319
Global average
 19,181
Followers (2021)
Penang Institute
 2,913
Subscribers (2022)
Penang Institute
 830
Malaysia average
 3,358
Global average
 5,590
Subscribers (2021)
Penang Institute
 747

Data notes

Last updated: 30/06/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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