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10 Dec 2014
An opinion piece from Professor Yoshihiko Fukushima of Waseda University in Japan.
27 Nov 2014
Rainwater collection system to be used by residential houses in countries with abundant rainfall.
20 Nov 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced on 20th November two new funding programmes, namely HKSTP-PolyU Tech Incubation Fund (TIF) and PolyU Tech Launchpad Fund (TLF)
17 Oct 2014
Keppel Logistics, Sembcorp and Avaya among companies honoured
17 Oct 2014
Asia’s leading companies were recognized at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 16th October, 2014.
17 Oct 2014
Frost & Sullivan hosts Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL) Asia Pacific Congress in Singapore
14 Oct 2014
An opinion piece by Professor Tatsuhiko Inoue at Waseda University
13 Oct 2014
The Centre for Collaborative Innovation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bangi will be organizing the above regional workshop on 14 to October 16, 2014 at the Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya, Bangi, Selangor.
08 Oct 2014
Element-by-element tracking of laser processing reveals how metallic alloys reorganize during microscale laser melting processes
06 Oct 2014
An annual report of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now available online
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02 Oct 2014
Singaporean politician Mr S Iswaran, Minister (Prime Minister’s Office), Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, visits local dry-cleaning and laundry specialist, Presto Drycleaners to witness how the company has adopted RFID technology to improve its processes and business operations.
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30 Sep 2014
The 2014 "PolyU Micro Fund" award presentation ceremony was held on 29 September at Hotel ICON.
30 Sep 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will confer Honorary Doctorates upon five prominent figures in recognition of their distinguished accomplishments and contributions at its 20th Congregation to be held on 25 October 2014.
23 Sep 2014
Premier technology-matching event catalyses technology and business collaborations.
19 Sep 2014
Pact paves way for A*STAR’s technologies to be incorporated into the operations of one of the largest mining companies in the world.
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18 Sep 2014
The latest QS World University Rankings was released on 16th September 2014 which showed that Univesity of Malaya has moved up 16 positions from 167 in 2013 to 151 in 2014. This is the best UM has achieved since QS first published a ranking of the world’s universities.
03 Sep 2014
3 Sept – These IID champions will develop and share teaching and learning packages featuring innovative and inclusive approaches to pressing social concerns such as sustainable livelihoods, food security, climate change, water and sanitation, and special education, among others.
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26 Aug 2014
The University of Malaya High Impact Research (UM HIR) is indeed honoured to have the The Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd Yassin officially launched the HIR Book “Touching Lives, Impacting Society” on 21st August 2014.
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26 Aug 2014
A*STAR’s Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC), together with Hitachi Ltd and Building and Construction Authority (BCA), have commissioned an advanced Combined Heat and Power (CHP) pilot plant, furthering research in powering cities sustainably
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20 Aug 2014
Partnership will enable SMBC customers to tap on A*STAR’s R&D infrastructure and expertise, as Japanese companies turn to Singapore to build capabilities for globalisation
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19 Aug 2014
Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and reliable data. It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. University of Malaya is ranked at 377 this year and has improved from its position of 401 to 500 in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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08 Aug 2014
According to a research study published in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, the government needs to manage street vendors by legalizing street vending, providing safe and suitable locations away from busy roads and IT training for them to operate their businesses.
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07 Aug 2014
This technology can simultaneously remove impurities and produce clean gas for heat and power generation from waste biomass
Members of the PolyU TSI and PolyU TSQI research team
31 Jul 2014
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) released a report on the PolyU Tourist Satisfaction Index (PolyU TSI) and the Tourism Service Quality Index (PolyU TSQI) on 29 July 2014, presenting the PolyU TSI for Hong Kong from 2009 to 2013 and the PolyU TSQI from 2012 to 2013.
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30 Jul 2014
Frost & Sullivan’s report, ‘World’s Top Global Mega Trends To 2025 and Implications to Business, Society and Cultures’ identifies 12 of these trends that will drive growth and innovation in the world.
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30 Jul 2014
Massive technology-led disruption across all industries globally, driven by the rapid proliferation of connected devices and services is moving everyone and everything towards a state of ‘connected everything’.
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30 Jul 2014
Frost & Sullivan’s Senior Growth Consultants will join New Zealand’s business leaders and visionaries at GIL 2014 New Zealand to address the challenges to growth and innovation.
23 Jul 2014
23 July, Singapore—Four joint laboratories, representing a commitment of S$200m between private and public sectors, were launched today between A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners.
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22 Jul 2014
Sludge obtained from water treatment plants were studied as suitable materials to be used in the pottery industry to make suitable pottery products.
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18 Jul 2014
The integration of work into the school curricula of developing countries could enhance enrolment, reduce drop-out rates and equip students with the generic competencies they need to participate in the labour market, suggests a paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities.

Events

31 Oct 2007
Singapore - This dedicated event has firmly established itself as a market leader attracting security professionals and quality buyers who are specifically looking for cutting-edge products, equipment and solutions in this burgeoning industry.
25 Oct 2007
Bangalore, India - This conference aims to bring together work on sources of entrepreneurship, the challenges in enabling and sustaining entrepreneurship and innovation, and issues in entrepreneurship culture.
15 Oct 2007
Singapore - The top three challenges faced by foreign companies doing business or investing in China are the complex and developing legal and political environment, foreign exchange controls and lack of knowledge of the local business environment. This 2 day training course will guide through the best way to lead and manage people in China.
09 Oct 2007
Singapore - Border Security Asia 2007 will focus on the key challenges, responses and solutions facing those operating in the port, terminals and borders of Asia today.
27 Sep 2007
Beijing, China - China Power Markets and Project Conference 2007 focuses on all the key strategic challenges facing China/Asia power generators.
26 Sep 2007
Singapore - This event brings together experts from the two industries.
03 Sep 2007
Hong Kong - Asian Aerospace is the premier international commercial aerospace marketplace.
22 Aug 2007
Singapore - This is an excellent opportunity to meet the decision makers in the energy industry in the most vibrant locations in Asia.
16 Oct 2007
Ha Noi, Viet Nam - This workshop aims to promote structural reform and enhance a business-friendly environment.
17 Sep 2007
Manila, Philippines - The conference will provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas among APEC economies on innovative human resource development strategies and ways to effectively link human resource and economic development in order to increase global competitiveness.
07 Dec 2007
India - METALLO-2007 will showcase the latest global trends in metals and alloys research, education and industry.
17 Sep 2007
Nanjing, China - This event is a wide window for the world to know China and a channel for China to access the world. It provides global meat companies with a good platform for trade negotiation.
27 Nov 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - ANGVA 2007 is the natural gas vehicle industry's event of the year for 2007, drawing delegates and exhibitors from all over the world to the center of the world's fastest growing natural gas vehicle markets.
10 Sep 2007
Enlarge your network in South-East-Asia and boost your activities in the prevention and care of lifestyle related NCD by joining the Matchmaking Conference 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand, September, 10-11, 2007
21 Nov 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - PRIMA is a series of workshops on autonomous agents and multi-agents integrating the activities in Asia Pacific countries.
10 Sep 2007
Berlin, Germany - It is Europe’s foremost platform for political, economic, cultural and science dialogue and exchange with the partner countries in the Asia-Pacific- Region.
12 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - 5,000 trade visitors and buyers from the region are expected to visit the 3-day exhibition. Join us in bringing global and healthcare technologies to one of the most dynamic regions in the world.
24 Oct 2007
KL, Malaysia - The main objective of this project is to establish business and technology co-operation between biotech companies and research institutions from the 25 member states of EU and Asia/Malaysia.
21 Oct 2007
Victoria, Australia - AusBiotech 2007 is the premier life sciences conference for the Asia Pacific region and showcases the talent of businesses based on Australian innovation.
13 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - This event offers small and medium-sized companies looking to venture further into the European and Asian Medical Devices Sector the opportunity to establish valuable contact with potential business partners at no cost.
11 Sep 2007
Guangzhou, China - Participating at OFI China 2007 is the perfect way to build relationships and win business with the region’s multinational and independent manufacturers.
21 Sep 2007
Goa, India - Globoil India 2007 offers you an opportunity to draw from the analysis and prognosis of some of the leading worldwide analysts of the Edible Oil Trade.
12 Sep 2007
New Delhi, India - This is biggest event for flower growers, exporters, importers, wholesalers, florists and nursery sector in Indian sub-continent, in world's fastest growing retail destination.
05 Dec 2007
Singapore - Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the ULTIMATE entertainment event in the Asian market. The mobile and entertainment industries are increasingly merging, so why not have an event which brings together the leaders of both industries.
10 Sep 2007
Goa, India - The Summit is aimed at uniting key leaders of the automotive industry on a single platform to interact and voice their opinions through presentations on critical topics, intriguing panel discussions, growth workshop, and structured meetings in a relaxed environment.
20 Jul 2007
Cyber Enterprise Seminar “Small Cyber Enterprises: Business & Market Development for Sustainability on 20th July 2007, Mosaic Hotel, C1-Sector 18, Noida by World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME)” will explore outsourcing potentials of rural small cyber enterprises.
26 Jul 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - This is a golden opportunity for all manufacturers and traders to take full advantage to discover new, advance technology and machinery in Food Processing and Packaging industry.
18 Jul 2007
Tokyo, Japan - A gathering to explore how new technology affects seafood industry.
05 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - The new international trade fair for fruit and vegetable marketing in Asia will allow exporters in the southern hemisphere to promote growth in Asia.
03 Sep 2007
Hong Kong - As an added value, Composites and RP Asia 2007 will run in parallel with the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2007, and Aircraft Interiors Expo Asia and Civil Aircraft Engineering Expo.

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Giants in history

Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany (31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) pioneered the use of optical fibres to transmit images, and founded several optical technology companies. Born in Punjab, India, he worked at a local optical instruments factory before moving to London for PhD studies at Imperial College. There, he devised a flexible fibrescope to convey images along bundles of glass fibres.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Rapee Sagarik (4 December 1922 – 17 February 2018) was Thailand’s renowned expert on orchids.
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).