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
 24
Malaysia average
 22
Global average
 30
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) (2021): Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Dato’ Dr Ooi Kee Beng
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Penang Institute
 43
Malaysia average
 19
Global average
 75
2020
Penang Institute
 46
% Female staff
2021
Penang Institute
 1%
Malaysia average
 0%
Global average
 0%
2020
Penang Institute
 60%
% Female researchers
2021
Penang Institute
 23%
Malaysia average
 24%
Global average
 15%
2020
Penang Institute
 22%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Penang Institute
 64
Malaysia average
 9
Global average
 33
2019
Penang Institute
 33

Social

Likes (2021)
Penang Institute
 6,828
Malaysia average
 4,242
Global average
 31,384
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Penang Institute
 2,913
Malaysia average
 3,036
Global average
 18,429
Subscribers (2021)
Penang Institute
 747
Malaysia average
 2,459
Global average
 5,254

Data notes

Last updated: 17/05/2021
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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