Social sciences

News

20 May 2024
- First listing on the UK-based university ranking organization Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings - Ranked the highest among this year’s newly listed universities (33rd in the world), demonstrating its excellence in education and research worldwide
19 May 2024
DGIST: Contribute to the creation of a self-sustaining digital innovation ecosystem by collaborating with Daegu Metropolitan City to successfully promote the "National Digital Innovation District" and foster local digital innovation companies and talents
Graphical abstract: Health Expenditure Impact of Opening a New Public Transport Station: A Natural Experiment of JR-Sojiji Station in Japan
13 May 2024
Time series data and causal impact algorithm reveal the effectiveness of a new transit station over a four-year period
06 May 2024
DGIST Received Prime Minister and Minister of Science and ICT Citations for Science Month in April
20 Apr 2024
- Three scholarship recipients were selected in multidisciplinary ICT and one in life sciences through the 25:1 competition ratio for the scholarship
20 Apr 2024
- Launch of joint academic-industrial programs through a partnership agreement with K-Club, an association of KIST family companies, to enhance academic-industrial collaboration. - Expectations of joint research and spread of business achievements in promising technology fields through agreement with Samick THK.
Lingnan University holds first-ever Business Case Competition.
14 Apr 2024
To encourage students to develop interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary skills, Lingnan University held its first-ever Business Case Competition (LUBCC) on 13 April. The competition received strong support from six leading organisations from the government, and the business and charity sectors: the Regional Crime Prevention Office, New Territories North, Hong Kong Police Force (RCPO), Alibaba Cloud, Silence Limited, the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas), Vitasoy International Holdings Limited (Vitasoy), and the Wai Yuen Tong Medicine Company Limited. Seventy-one teams of 284 Lingnan students from different academic backgrounds entered the competition.
11 Apr 2024
- Aiming to localize the development and manufacturing of sensing elements, currently sourced from overseas, to address global supply chain risks. - Expectations for local industry revitalization through the construction of an advanced sensor ecosystem.
04 Apr 2024
- Indiscriminate deregulation could root out the possibility of growing new industries - The team suggested that transforming or setting regulations optimized for the emergence and growth of new industries is the key point for future government policies to nurture new industries
Delegation from Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai and East China Normal University visit Lingnan University
28 Mar 2024
Lingnan University's Department of Psychology was honoured to host delegations from Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai (BNU Zhuhai) and East China Normal University (ECNU) for a series of enriching visits and academic exchanges. These visits were a significant milestone in fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing between the institutions.
24 Mar 2024
- Expectations to build a superior domestic and international research network through research excellence, leading global interdisciplinary research and enhancing global research capabilities.
24 Mar 2024
- DGIST startup company “SeaWith” recognized for its excellence in seaweed cultured meat production technology
24 Mar 2024
- Presents eight models of micro-open innovation dynamics, suggesting strategies for corporate open innovation - Published in the Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC) journal, among the top 1% in the global innovation economy field
Image of OMU experiment conducted: Participant estimates how many dots are shown on a screen.
08 Mar 2024
Findings could aid research into how information presentation might prevent human error
05 Mar 2024
The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability at Hiroshima University is calling for short articles, analyses, and commentary submissions that explore the peace and sustainability nexus.
28 Feb 2024
Researchers from Osaka University found that members of the Japanese public are highly sensitive to perceived threats to collective ownership (for example, threats to national territorial integrity or national sovereignty). However, those who are more liberal in their political beliefs tend to be more sensitive to such perceived threats than conservatives.
shipyard
26 Feb 2024
Researchers explore the benefits of export diversification in oil-rich Brunei, breaking free from the development economics "resource curse".
DGIST held a degree ceremony on Feb. 16
24 Feb 2024
Granted degrees to 54 doctoral students, 73 master’s students, and 99 bachelor’s students, fostering a total of 226 talented individuals in science and technology
sustainable cities
16 Feb 2024
At Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, four researchers in diverse fields of study – from urban planning to digital architecture – are working hard to reach sustainability goals.
Over 80 professors, faculty members, alumni, and students got together in Shenzhen at a networking event.
05 Feb 2024
Lingnan University’s School of Graduate Studies recently hosted an Alumni Gathering & Networking event in Shenzhen, attended by over 80 professors, faculty members, alumni, and students from the Doctor of Policy Studies Programme, the MSocSc in Organisational Psychology and Education Management Programme, and the MA in International Higher Education and Management Programme. The event was held in Shenzhen so as to create a closer connection between alumni from different fields in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and to strengthen their bond with Lingnan University.
President Qin (right) visits Pomona College in the US and meets with President G. Gabrielle Starr (left).
04 Feb 2024
To further expand Lingnan University's international network and consolidate its leading position in academic research, Prof S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science of Lingnan University, embarked on a two-week visit to the US. During this visit, he engaged in discussions with various prestigious institutions to explore international academic collaboration, aiming to provide students with additional global learning prospects. As the Year of the Dragon is around the corner, President Qin also gathered with Lingnan alumni in the US, fostering connections and leveraging the collective strength of shared experiences to enhance global alumni relationships.
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University (left), and Prof Sunil Kim, Chair of the Department of Asian Studies and Director of the Double Degree Programme (right).
01 Feb 2024
Lingnan University’s School of Graduate Studies’ Master of Arts in China and Regional Studies Programme and Kyung Hee University in Korea recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote inter-university cooperation.
women with straw hat
29 Jan 2024
Three young fellows supported by IDRC’s Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar are tackling crucial issues in women’s rights, economic empowerment, and climate change through their research and advocacy endeavours.
26 Jan 2024
- DGIST’s Dr. Yun JinHyo and team have, jointly with research teams from Japan and Italy, found a path to sustained innovation in the service industry using business models. - Findings have been published in the world-renowned European Journal of Innovation Management (EJIM, SSCI, Q2)
08 Jan 2024
In the bustling cities and remote villages of Asia, a silent revolution is taking place. The traditional chalk-and-talk classrooms are gradually giving way to a more technologically advanced, AI-driven educational paradigm. This shift, experts say, is transforming the way education is both delivered and received in Asia.
01 Jan 2024
On 29 December 2023, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, visited the Foshan Campus of South China Normal University (SCNU).
26 Dec 2023
- Inauguration ceremony for the 5th DGIST President, Kun Woo Lee, scheduled for December 20 (Wednesday) - DGIST is headed toward a brilliant future as a world-class university
Exploring the correlation between restriction on human mobility and the cost of lifestyle-related diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic
22 Dec 2023
Researchers from Osaka Metropolitan University assessed the correlation between human mobility restrictions and the medical costs associated with lifestyle-related diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. A cross-sectional study revealed that an increase in walking and public transit use was associated with reduced medical costs of lifestyle diseases. These findings implicate governments to take measures other than restricting walking and public transit during pandemics and emphasize the importance of walkable cities.
22 Dec 2023
SUTD researchers found that younger children were likelier to accept new information from a human than a social robot, even if both informants were previously shown to provide inaccurate information.
08 Dec 2023
- Volunteers from DGIST deliver warmth to 20 families in need by distributing coal briquettes in Bisan 6-dong, Seo District, Daegu

Events

30 May 2024 to 31 May 2024
The two-day online seminar “Exploring Ethics in Transnational Media Collaboration” will take place on May 30th and 31st. Speakers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, Africa, and Nigeria will discuss important topics such as storytelling, decolonizing feminism, and the challenges of transnational media research.
08 Mar 2024
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), will host the Asia-Pacific Resilience: Empowering Local Solutions Together session at the Fourth Annual #Gobeshona Global Conference (#GGC4) on 8 March 2024 at 11:00-13:00 (Dhaka/GMT+6) or 14:00-16:00 (Japan/GMT+9).
01 Mar 2024 to 31 May 2024
Featuring innovations from diverse fields and streams, VIC 2024 provides an opportunity for educators, students, and the public to participate and showcase their innovations and designs through a digital platform.
27 Feb 2024 to 28 Feb 2024
A transformative three-day conference uniting innovative minds in education to explore the limitless potential of AI. It is a call to action for those dedicated to reshaping education and empowering the next generation with vital skills for the digital era.
16 Nov 2023
The conference is a forum for experts and leaders in the media industry both domestically and internationally. At ICMC 2023, we aim to explore the diverse aspects of digital communication in the context that data science and AI are increasingly involved in the production cycle and operation of the media and communication industry, thereby capturing the opportunities and challenges presented by these technologies.
23 Oct 2023 to 26 Oct 2023
Science Journalism Forum (SJF) is returning for its 4th edition from October 23rd to 26th, 2023! This year's theme is "Science Journalism: Seeking Best Practices," and we cordially invite all science journalism professionals to join us and contribute to this significant gathering.
29 Feb 2024 to 02 Mar 2024
Calling interested media studies practitioners, educators, researchers and enthusiasts! In line with the upcoming Southeast Asian Media Studies Conference (SEAMSC 2024), we are thrilled to announce that we are calling for paper submissions related to the conference’s theme: “Interrogations of Media, Sustainability, Development and Power in ASEAN”.
03 Oct 2023 to 06 Oct 2023
The Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences Research is calling for papers in conjunction with the Asia Smart Farming & Food Security Conference 2023, scheduled to take place from 3rd-6th October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 Aug 2024 to 16 Aug 2024
Participatory Design Conferences (PDC) have been held every two years since 1990 and have formed an important venue for international discussion of the collaborative, social, and political dimensions of technology innovation and use.
11 May 2023
How can NGO programming, interventions and theories of change best make use of academic research, including academic research from the global South, in informing work addressing global inequality and injustice?
17 Apr 2023 to 20 Apr 2023
To achieve Net Zero, the governments of the UK and Singapore are targeting ambitious carbon reduction goals, and electromobility has emerged as a key strategy. Now, Newcastle University (UK) and ERI@N (Singapore) are jointly hosting an international event, known as the Electromobility symposium, in Singapore to debate and discuss experiences in implementing land transport electrification in Singapore and the UK, evaluate policy landscapes, and identify successes and obstacles to inform future strategies.
16 Mar 2023 to 18 Mar 2023
Malaysia Technology Expo 2023 Goes Hybrid! Since 2001, MTE has been celebrating outstanding work by innovators, researchers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs worldwide.
28 Jun 2023 to 30 Jun 2023
DSA2023 conference will take place as a hybrid (online and in person) conference and is organised and hosted by the University of Reading,
10 Jan 2023
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s flagship conference will be held in hybrid format on 10 January 2023. After 2 years of virtual conference format, we are excited to welcome participants back to a physical event at The Shangri-La Singapore for the Regional Outlook Forum (ROF) 2023.
27 Oct 2022 to 29 Oct 2022
Organised by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in partnership with the Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta and the Pacific and Asian Communication Association. Call for Abstracts now open.
09 Sep 2022
Join us for the book launch of “Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar” (Cornell University Press, 2022) co-authored by Jacques Bertrand, Alexandre Pelletier, and Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung. Winning by Process asks why the peace process stalled in the decade from 2011 to 2021 despite a liberalizing regime, a national ceasefire agreement, and a multilateral peace dialogue between the state and ethnic minorities.
29 Oct 2022 to 04 Nov 2022
SJF is a virtual multilingual global event where science journalists, writers, publishers, scientists, students, and academia can share new ideas and thoughts in science journalism.
17 Oct 2022 to 21 Oct 2022
The event is the first in the region focused on recognizing innovations, initiatives, programmes and ideas which contribute to sustainability, eradicating poverty, improving well-being, protecting our planet, and building peace and prosperity.
28 Apr 2022
Organizers: Refinitiv, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, and Asian Development Bank
28 Apr 2022
Some of Asia's top social scientists discuss ways to build an alliance with the region’s policy infrastructure for post-COVID-19 times.
01 Feb 2022 to 10 Feb 2022
The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is an academic network doing research in ICT4D. IPID operates through inter alia support to doctoral as well as master students and increased visibility at international conferences. The IPID-Asia Winter School 2022 is co-organised by the ipid-Asia chapter's members and it is a hybrid event from 1-10 February 2022. The school comprises of three sessions;
06 Jan 2022 to 07 Jan 2022
The Regional Outlook Forum (ROF), ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s flagship event held at the beginning of each year, will be held online on the 6th and 7th of January 2022.
28 Dec 2021
The book “Belittled Citizens: The Cultural Politics of Childhood on Bangkok’s Margins” will be launched on 28 December at 5:00 pm. The author Giuseppe Bolotta will present his book exploring the intersection between Thai politics, urban poverty, religion, and global humanitarianism from the perspective of “slum children” in Bangkok. The writer Pim Wangtechawat will also join the discussion to comment on this book, based on a book review she wrote for Mekong Review. At the launch, there will be limited copies of the book available for sale and Giuseppe will be glad to sign them if desired.
10 Dec 2021
To commemorate the International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2021 at 5pm, SEA Junction will hold the screening of Padauk: Myanmar Spring, a documentary that takes the viewer on to the streets of Myanmar during the heady days following the February 2021 military coup.
23 Nov 2021 to 05 Dec 2021
The photo exhibition, organized by SEA Junction in collaboration with the Women’s League of Burma, the Myanmar Project and Asia Justice and Rights, documents women’s actions out on the streets of Burma since the coup d’état.
08 Dec 2021
On 8 December 2021 at 3 pm (Bangkok Time), SEA Junction in collaboration with Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) will hold the 16th #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Bi-Weekly Updates. The update series was started soon after the coup coup d'état in Myanmar with the aim to contribute to a greater understanding of the evolving situation there for informed action in support of the democratic movement in the country and beyond.
02 Dec 2021
The Dialogue Forum, which opens a space for such critical discussion, therefore, would cordially like to invite you to explore the new deal as well as its implications for countries like Thailand at Dialogue 6 (Year 2): From Paris to Glasgow, COP 26 and Implications on Climate Policies as part of the climate forum series on 2 December 2021 from 12.15 pm-2.30 pm via Zoom.
30 Nov 2021
A free online seminar about Springer Nature's Transformative Agreements
23 Oct 2021
To launch the research study, “From the Rice Paddy to the Industrial Park: Working Conditions and Forced Labour in Myanmar’s Rapidly Shifting Labour Market,” SEA-Junction and Rapid Asia will organize a panel discussion on 23 October 2021 at 5.00-6.30 pm.
11 Oct 2021 to 14 Oct 2021
Pandemics and Policy: Protecting Health and Promoting Economic Recovery

Researchers

Dr. Hiran Shanake Perera
Dr. Hiran Shanake Perera is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and a Senior Lecturer of Psychology at Taylor's University. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Mental Health and Well-being Impact Lab (IL8). 
I'm currently an adjunct professor at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila. I crafted a course called Art-Science Thinking based on my dissertation on Culture as Transformative Innovation: Filipino Care in the Practice of Family Medicine. Since 2017, my consultancy & studio has been collaborating with the Dept. of Science & Technology in the Philippines.
Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Economics, Chaing Mai University with prior experience in public policy and research, especially in Myanmar's economic development.
His personal aspiration is to teach English and linguistics, educate bilingual for ethnic students in Viet Nam, and do language research.
Sunimalee Madurawala is a Research Economist at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) with over 15 years of research experience. Her expertise lies in the areas of gender, health economics, and population studies.
Hamidah Othman, obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Science in 2008, Master of Nursing in 2013 from the University of Malaya and PhD in Nursing, 2022 from International Islamic University Malaysia. Her interest was a critical care in nursing and psychological need towards family members with patients’ admit to the Intensive Care Unit, End of Life care and research in relation to the evidence based practice in nursing. She is currently working as Head and Lecturer at School of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
Dr. Irshad CV completed PhD in Economics (Specialisation: Health Economics) from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He completed a bachelor's and master's in Economics from the University of Calicut. His Ph.D. thesis titled “Healthy Ageing in India: A Mixed Methods Approach” explored various research questions on healthy ageing in India using both quantitative and qualitative tools. His thesis work proposed the first multi- dimensional Healthy Ageing Index (HAI) for the health status measurement of older adults in India. Two of the core works of his thesis was published in the Journal of Population Ageing, an official journal of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford by Springer. His extended thesis work was also presented at a conference conducted by the Asian Development Bank, Manila, with full funding support from the Government of Japan. Besides his Ph.D. thesis work, he has been extensively collaborating with researchers in the area of Gerontology, and published works in reputed journals. In 2021, he received a research grant from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, to study social frailty status among older adults in India.
Andrei Popescu
Angel Investor and a Vision-driven entrepreneur/executive with career-long record of business growth and innovation.
Physician-researcher; Primary area of research: Ageing, at the individual and the population level; Geographical focus: Singapore, with some work in other Asian countries.
Former journalist turned academic
DOCTORAL CANDIDATE AT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI, INDIA
Ina is a PhD student in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is now working on the impact of government control over creativity in Indonesia. Previously, she worked as a lecturer in Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for more than six years. Since 2022, she becomes the Membership Director of the South East Asia Media Studies Association (SEAMSA). She is interested to research and collaborate with other academics who focus on development communication, youth studies, and digital media. If you are interested in her works, please contact her through email ([email protected])
Sauqi Futaqi is Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Islamic Education in Universitas Islam Darul Ulum, Lamongan, Indonesia. He has expertise in multicultural education. His doctoral program focuses on multicultural religious education.
Mary Anne Mallari specializes in film and literary criticism.
Someone in love with a field of knowledge, have strong desire to discover and explore about teaching and learning. My primary research interests focus on media studies, crisis reporting, fake news, media freedom and democratization, particularly in analysing the media content which is closely connected to politics, state and market; and ideological representation.
Erwin James A. dela Cruz (he/they) or Alonzo, is a graduate student and researcher in Philippine Studies with a sub-specialization in Development Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman and also serves as the Secretary General of the Southeast Asian Media Studies Association (SEAMSA). Their research interests are political economy of media, media industry studies, Boys’ Love studies, and development studies. They intend to engage with Asian media industries and their production of LGBTQ+ media.
Dr. Niranjan Devkota is a distinguished researcher in climate change, agriculture, and poverty. He actively contributes to policy dialogues and has extensive experience in governmental and non-governmental sectors, demonstrating his commitment to driving positive change.
Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo is an early-career researcher and assistant professor at Indonesia's Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga. He is a Ph.D. student at Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung (IfKW), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Ilham believes science communication is crucial in bridging the gap between research practice and health policy implementation. His research area concerns how scientists and journalists influence decision-makers to understand scientific uncertainty in public health.
Generally, I am interested in Business Management and Educational Management. To be specific, my areas of specialization include mobile leadership, blue ocean leadership, motivation, employee engagement, team performance.
I am Md. Sahidul Islam, a Graduate Student at the University of Memphis in the Department of Political Science and also working as a Teaching Assistant in the Department. Before joining the University of Memphis, I worked for Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) as a Deputy Programme Manager-Research and Policy. I graduated from Jahangirnagar University. My current research interests are Democratization, Role of Political Parties, Election, Civil-Military relation, public policy issues particularly related to corruption and governance.
Professor Winnie Mak Wing-sze
Professor Winnie Mak Wing-sze is the director the of Diversity and Well-Being Laboratory and currently a Professor at the Department of Psychology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Randolph Chan's research areas focus on the mental health and positive development of youth from marginalized populations with a particular emphasis on sexual and gender minorities.
Prof Huang Genghua
Prof Huang Genghua is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute of Policy Studies of Lingnan University.
Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho
Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho is the Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. He researches and publishes on higher education policy and governance, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia
Jinhyo Joseph Yun
Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun is a principal researcher at DGIST and a Professor at Open Innovation Academy of SOItmC.
Henry Ho Chun-yip
Dr. Henry Ho is a Registered Psychologist (RP) of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society. His current research aims to examine the impact of psychological capital on work performance and well-being.
A researcher/program director at ALARM - for land & environmental justice and climate & environmental integration in development planning of Myanmar & a graduate of YAU (Myanmar), AIT (Thailand) & ANU (Australia).
Lam Woo & Co Ltd Chair Professor Siu Oi-ling is Chair Professor teaching psychology courses. Her research interests are in Occupational Health Psychology, specifically occupational stress, psychology of safety and work-life balance.
Dr. Margarita Pavlova
Margarita Pavlova is the Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong) and an Associate Professor in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at The Education University of Hong Kong.
Professor Beena Giridharan is the Dean for Learning and Teaching at Curtin Malaysia, and provides academic leadership to Curtin Malaysia, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Her research and academic interests include: vocabulary acquisition in ESL, educational administration and leadership; higher education practices, transnational education (TNE), ethno-linguistic studies in indigenous communities, and social and cultural studies. As a member of an OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia) funded project entitled ‘Learning without Borders’ she has investigated leadership roles in Trans-National Education (TNE) and internationalization of the curriculum.

Giants in history

Filipina sociologist Gelia Castillo (1928 – 2017) pioneered the concept of “participatory development,” (which calls for development projects to engage with local communities), and studied the impacts of agriculture in the Philippines on health, gender relations, the environment, and poverty.
Hwang Hye-seong (5 July 1920 – 14 December 2006) was an expert on Korean royal court cuisine, the knowledge of which she dedicated her career to keeping alive. Formerly an assistant professor of nutritional science, Hwang met the last kitchen court lady in the Joseon Dynasty Han Hui-sun and, from her, learned about the culinary traditions of the royal court.
Chinese palaeontologist, archaeologist and anthropologist Pei Wenzhong (January 19, 1904 – September 18, 1982) is regarded as a founder of Chinese anthropology.
Chinese agronomist Yuan Longping (7 September 1930 – 22 May 2021) developed the first varieties of the high-yield, hybrid rice that brought food security to multiple countries including China, which had been ravaged by food shortages as recently as the mid-20th century.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).