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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.
CHP Pilot Plant
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
SMBC
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.
Manoj Menon
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.
Mark Dougan
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’.
Mark Dougan
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.
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19 Jun 2014
Adding lime is a cost-effective means of increasing rice production on marginal acidic soils, according to a study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science. The study examined the effects of applying lime from various sources on an acid sulphate soil in Merbok, Malaysia.
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13 Jun 2014
13 June, 2014: Are you working on innovations to address poverty? Are you engaging grassroots communities, involved in social innovation, community engagement, social change management or institutional innovation? If yes, then share your knowledge as learning packages, and reach a wider network of social innovators and grassroots communities.
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03 Jun 2014
Singapore, 3 June – A*STAR has inked a Master Research Collaboration Agreement (MRCA) with Japan’s IHI Corporation, which will allow the development of efficient and innovative solutions to benefit the chemical, infocomm and media, manufacturing and biomedical industries in Singapore and across Asia.
Misako Takayasu
26 May 2014
(Tokyo, 27 May 2014) Tokyo Tech scientists and colleagues in Switzerland develop an innovative new model to aid the analysis of financial markets uses the laws of molecular fluid dynamics to describe order-book transactions.
26 May 2014
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organised the Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference and Asia Tourism Forum on 18-20 May in Hong Kong. The conference culminated in a gala dinner on 20 May, which was also held in celebration of the SHTM’s 35th anniversary.
26 May 2014
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management of the University of Houston (CNHC) collaborated to establish a tripartite master’s degree in global hospitality business to nurture talents of the future.
22 May 2014
Lee Chang Boong, a first year accounting student from University of Malaya came out tops in the P&G ASEAN Business Challenge 2014 which ended on 25th of April 2014.
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21 May 2014
LION Corporation, one of Japan’s largest multinational companies will be working with A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) to develop safer, anti-odour and anti-bacteria household products that eliminate the use of harmful biocides.
28 Apr 2014
A brand new Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR) has been established at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
Baroness Warsi
24 Apr 2014
The new unit will provide research and consultancy services to organisations worldwide. It takes an integrated approach, dealing with both finance and with a range of other Syariah compatible products and services worth USD 2 billion (RM6.52 billion) annually to a market of over 1 billion people globally.
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08 Apr 2014
NMC also announced an RCA with Mogas Flow Lab (MFL) to establish a R&D lab to develop bunker fuel-based Primary Liquid Flow Standard and a Heavy Hydrocarbon Calibration Rig (HHCR).
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02 Apr 2014
Singapore, 2 April 2014: The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has inked three collaboration agreements that will play a part in speeding up the growth and development of the microfluidics industry.
20 Mar 2014
The paper, which was named the best article in the Journal of Consumer Psychology in 2011, has just been awarded the C.W. Park Prize by the Society for Consumer Psychology.
26 Feb 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has named a building on its campus after The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA) in grateful recognition of CMA’s ardent support to the University and significant contributions to the development of education.

Events

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.
20 Sep 2007
Singapore - This event will give insights into how unified communication tools and infrastructure are transforming business and ways to leverage on the power that convergent networks offer.
13 Aug 2007
New Delhi, India - This is a one day convention aimed at highlighting the opportunities in the Biofuels market and providing a networking platform to industry participants.
28 Nov 2007
Penang, Malaysia - This conference is on agriculture and the potential contribution of agriculture for a more robust, sustainable and equitable growth and development of Malaysia.
09 Jul 2007
Shah Alam, Malaysia - To provide a platform where entrepreneurs, practitioners, academicians and policy makers can discuss and analyze the prospects and challenges faced by the regional SMEs in the wake of globalization.
16 Aug 2007
The International Conference is an opportunity for local and international experts, media practitioners, consultants, researchers, academics and non-academics to share knowledge in the study of media and information warfare.
26 Jun 2007
Untuk memberi pendedahan kepada para peserta mengenai peluang perniagaan menerusi penanaman, pemprosesan dan pengeluaran produk herba. (This seminar will inform its participants of business opportunities in herbal products from the production, processing to the final product)
05 Jun 2007
KL, Malaysia - This conference aims to uncover the secrets of tourism’s leaders, learning from those destinations and organizations which have been conspicuously successful in tourism planning, development and marketing.
27 Sep 2007
This training focuses on the tools, techniques and methodologies needed to obtain and analyze competitive information from publicly available sources to help achieve the objectives of an organization
05 Jun 2007
Manila, Philippines - The conference will examine the latest regulatory trends, investment environment, exploration potentials, financing strategies and risks in Asia’s highly mineralized countries.
24 Jun 2007
Singapore - A select group of global leaders will gather at the World Economic Forum on East Asia to shape the region’s industry, economic and political agendas.
13 Jun 2007
Cape Town, Africa - Under the theme Raising the Bar, the region's premier gathering of leaders in business, government and civil society will draw lessons from best-performing states, assess new opportunities, address risks and identify priorities for action.
12 Jun 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - This is a meeting of the world’s premier independent crime-fighting watchdog for international trade.
10 Jun 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The conference, themed 'A Shared Future', seeks to discuss and address issues and challenges faced by all sectors within the oil and gas industry.
12 Jun 2007
Doha, Qatar - The aim of the Conference is mobilize additional resources in order to, on the one hand, prevent and manage food shortages and, on the other hand, tackle the structural causes of the food insecurity.
12 Jun 2007
Japan - The conference, which also analyzes trade and investment issues, revisits policy responses to the crisis and discusses regional economic development trends.
02 Nov 2007
Kuching, Sarawak - This conference will be a gathering platform for business communities to discuss and share knowledge on current issues relating to the marketing effort in the Asia Pacific region.
18 Jul 2007
Singapore - The most ambitious project by Supply Chain Asia, the Singapore Forum aims to bring together more than 300 logistics and supply chain professionals from all over Asia and the world to come together to Connect, Communicate and Collaborate.
02 Aug 2007
Singapore -- The themes: "The future of Asian Financial Systems: Integration, Growth and Stability" & "Poverty and Growth Dynamics: Asian and International Perspectives"
04 Jun 2007
Tokyo, Japan - TradeTech Japan is Japan’s premier equity trading summit and exhibition, dedicated to high-level discussion of the key challenges facing the institutional equities trading community.
27 Jun 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia -- This course is designed for logistics and transport professionals involved in implementing new business programs and/or managing operational projects.

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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).