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
 22
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) (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
 23
Global average
 89
2020
Penang Institute
 46
% Female staff
2021
Penang Institute
 65%
Malaysia average
 45%
Global average
 48%
2020
Penang Institute
 60%
% Female researchers
2021
Penang Institute
 23%
Malaysia average
 24%
Global average
 16%
2020
Penang Institute
 22%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Penang Institute
 64
Malaysia average
 9
Global average
 34
2019
Penang Institute
 33

Social

Likes (2021)
Penang Institute
 6,828
Malaysia average
 4,275
Global average
 31,388
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Penang Institute
 3,062
Malaysia average
 3,601
Global average
 19,804
Followers (2021)
Penang Institute
 2,913
Subscribers (2022)
Penang Institute
 830
Malaysia average
 3,542
Global average
 5,882
Subscribers (2021)
Penang Institute
 747

Data notes

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