22 Jun 2013
Opinion article by Jinshi Fujii of Waseda University – “How far can these ties be restored given the current state of Japanese cinema, which has become about as individualist and fragmented as it can get?”
14 Jun 2013
SINGAPORE, June 14, 2013 – ETPL (Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd), the technology transfer arm of A*STAR, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Asia News Network (ANN) to collaborate on projects and solutions aimed at the media and advertising industries.
12 Jun 2013
SERDANG, 10 June – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has teamed up with Australia's University of Newcastle to jointly offer post-graduate studies where the degrees conferred will bear the crests and authorizing signatures of the two universities.
06 Jun 2013
Atopic dermatitis or eczema was big business in Japan in the 1990's. Assistant Prof. Ushiyama interviewed patients in Japan and the UK. The article reviews the eczema business in Japan and the differences with the UK.
24 May 2013
The red mahseer is highly sought after by anglers and high end restaurants. Breeding them may be a bit easier now that UPM researchers have found the best feed combination.
20 May 2013
Opinion article by Associate Professor Sachiko Kuroda of the Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University
10 May 2013
Singapore, 10 May 2013 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have officially opened a joint laboratory, which will deliver innovative technological solutions to address the challenges faced by the marine, energy and offshore sectors.
08 May 2013
Singapore – 8 May 2013 – The Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced two collaborations with ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) and Singapore Power in the areas of Software Defined Communications systems and Grid Networks respectively.
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08 May 2013
It’s no secret that traditional crops such as millets and pulses are highly nutritious. Now researchers, working with women in Ethiopia and India are making it easier for them to use these local crops when cooking healthy meals at home and creating new business ventures.
01 May 2013
Issues relating to the size of manufacturing firms are central to the discussion of development strategies. This book offers an interpretation of growth trajectories in the size-structure of enterprises in the manufacturing sector of selected Asian economies.
24 Apr 2013
The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, designed to help reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition throughout the country.
22 Apr 2013
S Cube Design Lab, designers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) received the Silver A’Design Award at the A’DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION with “Puncheart”, a squeeze punch. More than 4500 art works from about 140 countries entered this competition.
09 Apr 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has won the Best Green ICT (Adoption - Organisations) Silver Award in the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013 for the project “A Greener Era – start from here (Greening University Administration – Out with the Old! )”
Halal app
09 Apr 2013
The UPM team designed and developed a software to be installed in Android- based mobile devices, which can be used as a scanner to scan the barcode of a product to verify of its halal status from a database.
08 Apr 2013
Singapore, 9 April 2013 – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) have signed a five-year strategic agreement to develop new evidence based formulations (EBFs) specifically for emerging markets. EBFs are medicines which are reformulated to provide additional patient benefit.
27 Mar 2013
Singapore, 27 March - A*STAR’s IME and United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), announced a collaboration to develop a 2.5D Through-Silicon-Interposer (TSI) platform which will enable UTAC to join the scarce list of suppliers in offering fine-pitch 2.5D TSI packaging solutions.
26 Mar 2013
Singapore and Tokyo, 26 March – Singapore’s A*STAR, and Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu) have signed a MoU to explore the creation of the first Centre of Excellence for Computational Social Science and Engineering in Singapore to identify technological solutions for sustainable urban development.
20 Mar 2013
At its first glance, the mannequin ‘i.Dummy’ developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) looks no different from an ordinary dummy but it is no plain stuff - this sophisticated mannequin can change its body shape and size or even elongate at the point of a fingertip on computer.
Piezoelectric sensors
17 Mar 2013
Singapore, 18 March 2013 – Imagine a sensor about the size of a 50-cent coin that can remotely diagnose the ‘health’ of a motor without anyone having to physically inspect the motor. Hoestar has licensed IMRE’s piezoelectric sensor technology to automate the monitoring of vibration and physical stresses of machinery.
15 Mar 2013
Professor Albert PC Chan of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been recently appointed by the Swedish Research Council Formas as a member of the review panel in built environment.
Markets and Rural Poverty
06 Mar 2013
This book explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can “upgrade” within such chains.
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22 Feb 2013
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) hosted an international symposium at the UNIST-OLYMPUS Biomedical Imaging Center (UOBC) on February 19, 2013 with over 100 participants including international scholars, medical professionals, business leaders, researchers and students.
30 Jan 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (30 January) conferred the honorary title of University Fellowship upon six outstanding individuals to pay tribute to their significant contributions to the University and the community.
16 Jan 2013
The Troels H. Povlsen Care Apparel Centre (CAC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Institute of Textiles and Clothing has specially designed 100% cotton undergarments for the elderly and donated to three care homes of Helping Hand recently, at a total value of HK$120,000.
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09 Jan 2013
The research results of a PolyU team have shed new light on buyer-supplier relationship (BSR) in container terminal operations. The findings, highlighting supplier commitment in BSR, were released through the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics (IJSTL).
ITS Demo
08 Jan 2013
(Aichi, Japan, 8 January, 2013) – Aisin Seki Co., Ltd welcomes visitors to experience its latest innovative ITS technology on exhibition at North American International Auto Show, Detroit, 14–27 January 2013.
03 Jan 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) School of Software have recently launched the PolyU-SYSU Networked Lab on Creative Applications to facilitate academic, education and research collaborations.
03 Jan 2013
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announces the launch of a global competition, which will be held next month, to shape tomorrow’s guestrooms, and by doing so – helping to set new standards for hotel rooms for the future.
03 Jan 2013
Software that detects and extracts text from within video frames, making it searchable, is set to make a vast resource even more valuable
02 Jan 2013
The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) announces the last call for nominations to the 2nd batch of PMDP Senior Executives Class 2013


03 Apr 2007
This is known as the premier exhibition in the petroleum and petrochemical industries in China and has 6 successful events in a row.
23 Oct 2007
More than 2.7 million metric tons of new capacity will be installed in the Asia-Pacific region by the end of this decade. Find out who these new base oil players are and what their plans are.
04 Jul 2007
This conference have emerged as the premier Asia Pacific finance conference that meets the needs of academics and practitioners covering the broad areas of finance, banking, accounting and insurance.
25 Apr 2007
Singapore - Asia's number one cards and payments executive forum, focusing on the fundamentals of maximising profitability in the midst of intensifying competition and a rapidly changing landscape. Payments World Asia 2007 is showcasing the "best of breed" in payments, smart cards, RFID, retail technology and solutions and security application
14 Mar 2007
Mumbai, India - This summit aims to help investors understand the latest trends and innovations in the dynamic sectors of aviation and tourism, and have a clear picture of where the market is heading.
21 Mar 2007
This talk will cover among others, the oil trading system in the Asia- Pacific region; the players in this market; and the challenges faced by Singapore as an oil trading centre.
22 Mar 2007
Nanjing, China - This leading international conference in data mining and knowledge discovery aims to bring together practitioners and researchers both from companies, government and academia, therefore promoting the exchange of experiences, ideas and challenges.
08 Mar 2007
Hong Kong - This webcast draws information from the joint survey efforts of The Conference Board and the Ethics and Compliance Officers' Association capacity to obtain detailed descriptions on anti-corruption practices from leading companies.
13 Mar 2007
Hong Kong : Driven by new business challenges and powered by new technology, strategic workforce planning has become a critical business process. This workshop will evaluate the 'Top Down' and 'Bottom Up' methodologies.
08 Mar 2007
Thailand - Evolving strategic revenue management practices to promote competitiveness and generate advantageous revenue opportunity for manufacturing related industries
05 Mar 2007
Indonesia - The success of plant shutdowns and turnarounds lies not in just developing information and providing resources. Today, it takes more than equipment, materials and labour to execute efficient and successful turnarounds.
13 Mar 2007
Singapore - Asia's annual meeting place for the innovators in travel marketing, pricing and technology
06 Mar 2007
Thailand - Awakening the Asian Tigers’ exporting potential to leverage in on the current trend of globalisation and increase market share in the fast growing Asian economy
05 Mar 2007
Thailand - A road map to implement best practice project management techniques for construction industry
03 Nov 2007
"Made In the Arab world" (MIA) is a competition that aims to bridge the gap between university researchers, professionals and business community towards a better impact on the social and economic development of the Arab countries.
02 Apr 2007
Shanghai, China - PM Asia 2007 provides the international PM community with a platform for exchanging information on advances in global PM technology, and to assess at first hand the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead in Asia’s, and more specifically China’s, highly competitive business environment.
01 Mar 2007
Maximising return on your social investments through ethical business practices to enhance your bottom line
27 Jun 2007
Singapore - Currency Investment Asia is the premier event to evaluate and develop winning forex strategies in Asia.
22 Feb 2007
Mumbai, India - India's economy has averaged about 8 percent growth in the past three years. The rapid growth is attributed to fast expansion in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Laboratories are a big part of these sectors.
18 May 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - ITEX 07 is the international exhibition that attracts exhibitors from local and foreign countries to present their inventions and innovations. ITEX 2007 is held concurrently with Malaysia Young Inventors Exhibition (MYIE 07).
18 Apr 2007
Geneva - More than 700 exhibitors from 45 countries are expected, which makes this the largest and most important Exhibition in the world devoted to innovation.
04 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - POWER-GEN Asia is the regions most important event dedicated to the power generation and transmission and distribution industries.
25 Jun 2007
Laguna, Philippines - Globalization had increasingly brought economies closer together but its palpable effects to the environment can no longer be ignored. Natural resource managers urgently need to craft local level actions and policies as well as participate in concerted efforts at the global or regional levels.
04 Jun 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia - The course will serve as a venue for current and would-be environmental managers and leaders to contextualize natural resource management concepts and principles in a globalizing world.
01 Mar 2007
Manila, Philippines - Intended participants are heads of microfinance institutions, government financial regulators and policymakers, and agricultural economists and administrators.
26 May 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Product development and programme marketing in broadcasting rely on research data. The workshop is a step-by-step guide through the different methodologies, the strength and weaknesses of any given study design and analyzing and implementing research results.
28 Jun 2007
Beijing, China - To tackle worsening air pollution, China recently raised its wind power target for the year 2020 to 30 gigawatts (GW). This business & technology event will give attendees an interesting insight into current wind energy related topics.
12 Mar 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Asia’s ONLY institutional-focused, Islamic funds & wealth management conference! The Islamic finance industry is estimated to be worth over US$750 billion in assets, and growing at some 15% annually.
12 Mar 2007
This conference provides key solutions to operators and create a strong platform to accommodate the new demands of carriers around the world.
01 Apr 2007
This conference should provide two full days of high calibre discussions triggered by papers presented by representatives from the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries covering Middle East, Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN and Oceania.


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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).