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 Brown Road, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.

Country:
Malaysia

Sub-region:
South-Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Government
Institutional affiliations
Government
Year founded
1997
Age (years)
Penang Institute
 24
Malaysia average
 23
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Paul Augustin
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Dato’ Dr Ooi Kee Beng
Leader gender: Male

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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