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.
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.
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.
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.
23 Feb 2014
The Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award Presentation Ceremony on 21 February, followed by a forum on “Raising Productivity through Knowledge Management” to promote the best KM practices in Hong Kong.
20 Feb 2014
WCS commends Indonesian Government for adopting new law prohibiting fishing and trade of manta rays
20 Feb 2014
14 awards in HIT, telemedicine, biotech, life sciences, pharma and medical technology
20 Feb 2014
Unprecedented Transformation in Care Delivery across Australia and Asia-Pacific to drive Innovation and Efficiency
17 Feb 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) presented a total of 33 Outstanding Student Awards to 26 top full-time undergraduate students, among which eight students received “Outstanding Student Award of Faculty/School” and one received “The Most Outstanding PolyU Student Award”
05 Feb 2014
University of Malaya (UM) held a signing ceremony of dual PhD programme agreement between itself and University of Nottingham on 24th January. The agreement will enable candidates pursuing PhD under this programme to be awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from UM and University of Nottingham each upon graduation.
05 Feb 2014
SINGAPORE, 5 February 2014 - DBS Bank and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) today announced an agreement to set up a Joint Lab leveraging the research institute’s capabilities in developing new and innovative products and services. This partnership is part of an ongoing journey by DBS to shape the future of banking.
24 Jan 2014
NEW YORK (January 23, 2014) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the arrest of a wildlife trader in Indonesia who specialized in smuggling live animals including baby primates and komodo dragons.
17 Jan 2014
Held at the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, it showcased 12 final collections of six outfits designed by students from PolyU’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), majoring in intimate apparel.
08 Jan 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is now inviting applications for its 2014/15 taught postgraduate programmes.
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02 Jan 2014
The research presented include laxative tea from Agarwood, inducing young trees and leaves and stems to produce the resin and sustainable methods of extraction for the prized incense that can cost up to US$10,000 a kilo.
11 Dec 2013
Power shortages are a major issue after the Great East Japan Earthquake. This technology will enable houses and buildings to conserve energy even in times of highly power demand and could help avoid scheduled blackouts. This test is the first attempt of its kind in Japan.
26 Nov 2013
"Why do we need a new secrecy law now? What are the reasons to justify this legislation?" Prof. Asaho Mizushima of Waseda University explains more.
26 Nov 2013
Opinion article on Japan's labor deregulation in the new strategic economic zones by Prof. Yutaka Harada of Waseda University
26 Nov 2013
Singapore, 26 Nov 2013 – A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME), GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte. Ltd., and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) will collaborate to develop and advance micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technologies for automotive, aerospace, consumer, healthcare, industrial, and mobility applications.
22 Nov 2013
Singapore, 22 Nov 2013: A*STAR has launched the Industrial Additive Manufacturing (AM) Programme to develop a number of critical technologies to grow an internationally competitive AM industry in support of the manufacturing sector in Singapore, particularly the aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, marine and precision engineering industries.


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.
11 Jul 2007
2007 Theme is Asian Universities - promoting quality and equal opportunity through global partnership.
28 Nov 2007
Leeds, UK - As the ‘new Asians' increasingly extend their operations into foreign markets, a number of implications for established companies, especially for European and Japanese MNEs, are becoming apparent. This event explores this and more.
18 May 2007
Asialink's biennial conference on business and career opportunities in and with Asia will: showcase career opportunities highlight business success stories provide an opportunity for networking and exchange increase understanding of the factors that are leading to commercial success in the region
03 May 2007
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore : The lecture would focus on the seeming contradictions of Indian trajectories in demography, education, and development; and at the same time prophesize on some simulated mileposts of success or failure in future.
11 Sep 2007
Hong Kong - Asia’s premier annual meeting place for regional investors and top-performing international hedge fund managers - Hedge Funds World Asia 2007 - returns for its 10th year! This year, we are ROARING to bring you even bigger and better event for 2007 where we will be celebrating our decade of success!
26 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - Food ingredients are in huge demand in South East Asia – and Fi Asia 2007 will enable you to bring yours to more customers in this dynamic growth area.
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.
30 May 2007
This is Asia’s largest food ingredients and additives event.
05 Dec 2007
Tokyo, Japan - Hedge Funds World Japan 2007 is the premier annual meeting place for Japanese pension funds, insurance companies, private banks, international asset allocators and top-performing hedge fund managers
11 Oct 2007
Hong Kong - Converging media – converging minds. Media360 will bring together clients, agencies and media owners in a unique forum to share insights that will put you one step ahead.


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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).