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09 Sep 2011
The data storage industry is currently growing at a healthy rate. Dr Pantelis Alexopoulos, the Executive Director of the Data Storage Institute in Singapore, gives his thoughts on emerging trends and developments in the industry.
05 Sep 2011
Assoc. Prof. Yoshihiro Kitamura of Waseda University assesses the future of Japanese yen in the international financial market
05 Sep 2011
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has provided valuable opportunity for hundreds of freshmen to listen to the sharing of leaders of their chosen academic discipline
30 Aug 2011
Summary of Asia Manufacturing News, August edition: Honda to build motorcycle plant in Vietnam; Developments at Great Wall motor company ;SolidWorks software helps design 'super truck.'; New technique makes artificial bones more natural and other development stories
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03 Aug 2011
Study finds firms with female board participation have significantly higher earnings quality
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03 Aug 2011
In collaboration with Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd (HAESL), engineers from PolyU’s Industrial Centre (IC) have achieved a breakthrough in aero engine maintenance.
29 Jul 2011
CCW’s Adaptation H2O Graduate Research Awards aim to build research capacity by providing funding to graduate students working on subjects related to climate change and water. Its deadline is Thursday, September 1, 2011 (before 4:00 p.m. Ottawa time)
29 Jul 2011
Program Leader - Think Tank Initiative Position #: 838 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $100,135 - $125,169 Duration: Term until June 30, 2015 - Strong Possibility of Extension Closing Date: 14/08/11
29 Jul 2011
Position #: 835 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $63,240 - $76,193 Duration: Indeterminate Closing Date: 02/08/11
29 Jul 2011
Program Management Officer - Supporting Inclusive Growth Position #: 292 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $63,240 - $76,193 Duration: Term - 3 Years Closing Date: 14/08/11
29 Jul 2011
The IDRC research awards aim to provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC program staff. All applications must be submitted electronically and by/before September 12, 2011
29 Jul 2011
RIKEN invites applications for the position of Chief Scientist to lead a new laboratory working on The Advanced Science Institute (ASI). All applications should reach RIKEN by August 15, 2011.
22 Jul 2011
With the opening of its Shenzhen Base in the Nanshan District's High-Tech Industrial Park, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is well poised to further strengthen its collaboration with enterprises in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region.
12 Jul 2011
A summary of news: Japan's farms may avoid fallout legacy; Europe's chemical safety law under fire
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06 Jul 2011
According to Thomson Reuters, the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) now ranks 34th out of 222 journals in the category of Materials Science & Multidisciplinary worldwide, and is ranked 1st among materials science journals in Japan.
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06 Jul 2011
The recycling spent nickel catalysts could be both profitable and environmentally friendly
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06 Jul 2011
By harnessing A*STAR image-recognition technology, a Singaporean start-up company is taking information delivery and marketing to a new dimension.
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04 Jul 2011
PolyU’s innovative secured retinal imaging system for diabetic care
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20 Jun 2011
FXMedia Internet, A*STAR’s first licensee of the 3D Face Modeling technology, will launch the e-greeting card application – e-motions at CommunicAsia 2011.
20 Jun 2011
Organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as a major initiative to embrace internationalization, innovation and entrepreneurship, PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2011 has attracted more than 190 teams from secondary schools and universities from 27 countries and territories.
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20 Jun 2011
Organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2011 has come to a fruitful close. After rounds of keen competition, the Gold Award of the University Division went to Purdue University, US. As for the Secondary School Division, ‘Iolani School, US snatched the Gold Award.
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15 Jun 2011
Research Consortium launched to address challenges in advanced packaging technology
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14 Jun 2011
Waseda University’s green computing system links the world’s highest-performing fundamental technology to the competitive industry of Japanese industry. The system also contributes to the formation of a sustainable global society.
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08 Jun 2011
Software originating at A*STAR that optimizes the flow of resources is enabling the aerospace and semiconductor manufacturing sectors to stay lean and flexible.
03 Jun 2011
The 2011 rankings are now in, and Chiang Mai University occupies slot no. 67 of the universities in Asia.
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03 Jun 2011
More than 500 delegates from 37 countries and territories are gathering in Hong Kong to attend the 9th Asia-Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE) Conference organized by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) from 2 to 5 June 2011.
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02 Jun 2011
Organized and hosted by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Fourth International Forum on China Hotel Brand Development was kicked off on 1 June at PolyU’s teaching and research hotel, Hotel ICON.
02 Jun 2011
Professor Kaye Chon, Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), has been honoured by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the UNWTO Ulysses Prize, a top honour which is also widely considered as the "Nobel Prize in Tourism".
01 Jun 2011
In a panel discussion at IDRC on June 3, three internationally renowned experts will discuss the implications of media piracy for the global economy.
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01 Jun 2011
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Data Storage Institute (DSI) recently entered into a strategic partnership with 4DS, Inc. to develop a 16 kilobit (Kbit) resistive random access memory (RRAM) prototype and memory controller.

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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.
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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).