Social sciences

News

The Bajau Laut, also known as sea gypsies, are stateless, effectively rendered as illegal immigrants in Malaysia despite many of these peoples living off or on Sabah’s coast.
22 Jan 2020
Debate over granting Malaysian citizenship to sea gypsies who have historically lived along the coast, long before Malaysia was a country, raises fundamental questions about citizenship.
17 Jan 2020
Assessing the social science research landscape of developing countries reveals key challenges to building strong and influential research systems.
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14 Jan 2020
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women’s participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform.
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08 Jan 2020
Much-needed insight into raising young children with autism in Malaysia highlights the need to improve local research, awareness, acceptance and support services.
31 Oct 2019
A recent study on children’s appraisals of gender nonconformity (GN) and a related intervention, led by researchers from the Gender Development Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Toronto Mississauga, reveals that a simple intervention may change the biases in the perception of young children against peers who break gender norms. The findings have been published in Child Development, the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development.
16 Oct 2019
Stereotypical gender role attitudes and negative images of STEM fields of Japanese parents may be associated with girls’ reduced university participation, new study finds.
07 Aug 2019
Sexual violence against women and girls in rural India remains a largely unaddressed, hidden issue.
06 Aug 2019
A research project aims to explore links between workplace violence with women’s position at home and inform on policies, interventions, and social dialogue at the community, enterprise, sector, and/or national level.
23 Jul 2019
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) released a new report making the case for strengthening the sciencepolicy interface in Africa to accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s (AU) STI Strategy for Africa (STISA -2024).
22 Jul 2019
Second phase includes testing of enhanced reporting for librarians and addition of Springer journals.
11 Jul 2019
The Global Development Network invites researchers from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals under the theme 'Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences' for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development by 26 July.
04 Jul 2019
The call is open for research grants and postdoctoral fellowships for scientists in IsDB member countries who are working in fields of sustainability science relevant to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
02 Jul 2019
Journalists and the public are invited to attend the Myanmar Knowledge Hub and Market Place on July 9 and 10 in Yangon to exchange ideas and identify opportunities to work together to strengthen Myanmar’s research community.
25 Jun 2019
Funding opportunity for early-career science communicators
18 Jun 2019
Twenty-two graduating students from Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) showcased their design flair and talent at the PolyU Fashion Show 2019 held on 13 June at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
06 Jun 2019
Please join the International Development Research Centre in a webinar conversation with May Sabe Phyu, Director of the Gender Equality Network.
03 Jun 2019
27th AMIC Annual Conference to be held June 17-19 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
03 Jun 2019
More than 300 delegates from government, private sector, NGO and civil society, academe, youth groups and venture philanthropy gather at ADB Headquarters, Manila for Forum on May 28, 2019.
23 May 2019
Chulalongkorn University will host the 27th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on June 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference theme is Communication, Technology, and New Humanism.
IAP Cochairs
15 Apr 2019
New IAP Chairs include Dr. Cherry Murray, Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering and Dr. Peggy Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of The US National Academy of Medicine.
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10 Apr 2019
WorldFish, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) signed a five-year tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.
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09 Apr 2019
Research achievement through an Undergraduate Group Research Program (UGRP) was published in an international scientific journal. The finding is expected to lay a foundation for the development of a new personality test method that can complement the existing psychology test.
08 Apr 2019
With the theme “Convening for Collective Impact,” IN_PACT Asia 2019 is an opportunity for more than 300 experts and social innovators across various sectors to find potential partners and resources to help launch their social innovations while creating social and sustainable impact.
28 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) showcased the creativity and talents of 12 graduating students at the PolyU Intimate Fashion Show held earlier at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Kowloon Bay.
22 Mar 2019
March 8 was International Women's Day, and Tohoku University has been holding special events aimed at promoting gender equality and diversity in academia.
20 Mar 2019
The Nature Index 2019 Japan supplement shows that global research performance in Japan continues to fall, but the number of international research partnerships is increasing
25 Feb 2019
Conference hosted by the Myanmar Research Centre at the Australian National University (MRC-ANU) will explore contradictions, ambiguities and complexities of ‘Living with Myanmar’.
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13 Feb 2019
Researchers on the ground in Myanmar are investigating how women can get more involved in policymaking to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met as the nation embraces democracy.
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06 Feb 2019
Research can offer a strategic blueprint for bolstering food security throughout Asia, but regional cooperation is required.

Events

09 Dec 2019 to 10 Dec 2019
The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is a flagship programme of the ASEAN Young Scientists Network; the official platform for young researchers in the region.

Researchers

Yoshihiko Kadoya is a Distinguished Researcher of Hiroshima University, the Director of Hiroshima Institute of Health Economics Research (HiHER) and a Professor of Economics at Hiroshima University.
Sanen Marshall is a US Fulbright Scholar (2017) and a UK Chevening Scholar who teaches at the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.