Director’s Message


The Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Institute of Thoughts or best known as IPDM was established in 2003 to champion and propagate the forefront thoughts of not only the Right Honourable Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad but also all major leaders in Malaysia and other parts of the world. This institute is located at the Convention Center of Universiti Utara Malaysia.


The institute aspires to play a fundamental role in shaping policy agendas and push for innovative change in leadership and build networks with the communities particularly in the Kedah state and Malaysia in general with strategic engagement in the region with similar organizations. It is through these mediums that IPDM aims to nurture and spread ideas and catalyse actions with the hope of spurring leadership enhancement, socio-economic development and sustainability of the people.


This institute has a strategic target in the near future. There are several initiatives to empower IPDM towards achieving the Higher Institution Center of Excellence (HICoE) targets. Among the initiatives are by becoming a leading referral point in the country and the Asean region, cultivating and improving the quality of research and development (R&D) and undertake high impact collaborations, round table discussions and seminars through strategic partnerships with organizations and industries, locally and abroad.