Top 30 think tanks in Asia 2011

By Xu Lin
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The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences of China tops the list in the latest think tanks rankings of Asia, according to a latest report released by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program.

This annual report named "The 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings," the fifth edition of the kind, contains the most comprehensive rankings of the world's top think tanks, which has been described as the insider's guide to the global marketplace of ideas.

A total of 6,545 think tanks in the world were contacted and encouraged to participate in the nominations process, and a group of over 6000 scholars, journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, think tanks, and regional and subject area specialists were involved. The nominations and rankings were based on the detailed set of criteria, including the think tanks' production of rigorous and relevant research, publications, and programs in one or more substantive areas of research.

The following is the list of the top 30 think tanks in Asia 2011:

Ranking

Organization

Country/Region

1

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

China

2

Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

Japan

3

Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Indonesia

4

Centre for Policy Research

India

5

Lowy Institute

Australia

6

China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

China

7

Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA)

Australia

8

Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

China

9

Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Singapore

10

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), formerly known as FNA, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS)

Singapore

11

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Republic of Korea

12

Asia Forum

Japan

13

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

Japan

14

Singapore Institute of International Affairs (ISIS)

Singapore

15

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

India

16

Centre for Public Policy Studies

Malaysia

17

The Energy Research Institute (TERI)

India

18

Center for Civil Society

India

19

Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University

China

20

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Taiwan

21

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

Singapore

22

East Asia Institute

Republic of Korea

23

Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research

Hong Kong

24

Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

India

25

Center for Economic Research

Uzbekistan

26

Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)

Malaysia

27

Cathay Institute for Public Affairs

China

28

Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

China

29

Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies (BIDS)

Bangladesh

30

Institute for International Policy Studies

Japan

 

• Full list of top 30 think tanks in the world 2011:
http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2012-01/30/content_24505936.htm

• Top countries/regions with largest number of think tanks:
http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2012-02/08/content_24582673.htm

• Top think tanks by region:
Western Europe          • Central and Eastern Europe
Asia                             • Middle East and North Africa

• Top think tanks by area of research:
Security and international affairs  • International development  • International economic policy

 

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