09 Dec 2009
With the help of SDWorks, a unique business platform attached to the School of Design (SD) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the award-winning LED Mirror Watch designed by a young promising talent has been launched in the market.
03 Dec 2009
Scientific American, the leading science magazine, today announces Mariette DiChristina as its new Editor-in-Chief. DiChristina becomes the eighth Editor-in-Chief in the 164-year history of the magazine, and the first woman to assume the role.
30 Nov 2009
A researcher examined the inter-organisational relationships between the Malaysian National Tourist Organisation (Tourism Malaysia) and tourist organisations (profit and non-profit organisation) to develop tourism marketing alliances .
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainul (left) and Dr. Dasmawati
25 Nov 2009
PENANG, 20 Nov – Two researchers from the School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have successfully created an eco-friendly dental bib and a nanotechnology-based dental filling.
23 Nov 2009
Some 100 people attended the public forum where McDougall, IDRC President David Malone, and others fielded questions from the crowd and presented an overview of the Centre’s operations and contributions to the developing world.
23 Nov 2009
There is no longer any doubt that the Earth’s climate is changing. While industrialized nations debate action to stem greenhouse gas emissions, an urgent reality still gets too little attention. Billions of the world’s poorest people are already living on the edge, and will need help adapting to climate change.
23 Nov 2009
The mass media cover the issue of Japan Airlines (JAL) reconstruction nearly every day. It would be a mistake to regard this as simply an issue of management at one corporation. It is, in fact, a significant issue which involves airline administration and airport administration, and which also affects transportation policy as a whole.
20 Nov 2009
PENANG, 19 Nov. – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) welcomes and supports the government’s initiative to enhance the country’s innovation through the setting up of the National Innovation Centre (MyNIC) which was announced by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak at the BioMalaysia 2009 Exhibition last Tuesday.
09 Nov 2009
Press Release - IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced that it has expanded its Asia Pacific presence with new centers in both China and Australia.
Divergence of Corporate Effective Tax Rate from the Statutory Tax Rate 2000 - 2004
04 Nov 2009
Rohaya Md Noor, Faculty of Accountancy, Research Institute and Research Management Institute, University Teknologi MARA has provided new evidence on the pervasiveness of tax planning activities among the publicly-listed Malaysian firms. The study was completed last year.
PolyU Teaching and Research Hotel
30 Oct 2009
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked no. 2 in the world among academic institutions in hospitality and tourism...
26 Oct 2009
The question is what to do in order to allay these public fears. I believe that the root of the economic policy problems that the LDP experienced was in their deviation from the fundamentals of economic policy, and this is why I urge the Democratic Party to get back to the basics of economic policy.
26 Oct 2009
As a result of the general election, the administration has changed and many citizens have high hopes for the new administration that emerges. At the same time, the new administration, the new opposition party, and individual citizens are venturing into unknown territory. What awaits us all there?
23 Oct 2009
Press Release: 23 Oct, Hong Kong - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and EuAuto Technology Limited (EuAuto) today jointly announced the official launch of their home-grown electric vehicle mycar in Hong Kong.
21 Oct 2009
UiTM student and junior lecture have won top awards at the British Invention Show in London, which just ended. The medals won were a Diamond, the Best Invention by Salon Archimedes (Russia), a gold and 6 silver medals.
21 Oct 2009
Malaysian researchers have produced bio-solid compost, a fertilizer, developed from sewage sludge. The sewage sludge, collected from a residential area in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia was successfully used as a nitrogen source using landscape and agricultural crops biomass to produce compost
02 Oct 2009
Press Release - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is proud to have the largest number of International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST) members in any university worldwide.
Figure1 World Trade
25 Sep 2009
World trade has been expanding and driving economic growth in many countries over the past several decades. The trade value of the world as a whole increased more than eight-fold from 1980 to 2007, to approximately 14 trillion dollars.
04 Sep 2009
PRESS RELEASE - RIKEN Plant Science Center marks a major step forward in plant cell growth
29 Aug 2009
The MoA will be signed on 1st September 2009 in Penang, Malaysia. Initially, USM will establish an IPv6 Certified Network Engineer (CNE6) Training Centre by at HNUE followed by joint training programmes, post graduate exchange, sharing and promotion of training information and other programs which may benefit the region.
21 Aug 2009
The Research Management Institute (RMI) has helped UiTM secure research and business partnerships with four organizations, Messrs Perfect Triangle, Messrs Multi Cipta Engineering, Messrs Halalgel and Messrs Lintah Royal Park to market products researched by its academics.
11 Aug 2009
10 August 2009, UiTM signed a memorandum of agreement with four organizations. The signing was organized by the Research Management Institute of UiTM and witnessed by Dato’ Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Deputy Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Tan Sri Prof Ibrahim Abu Shah, Vice Chancellor of UiTM.
30 Jul 2009
Penang, July 30, 2009 - Malaysia's USM will sign a MoU with Thailand's EUMT tomorrow.
30 Jul 2009
IDRC's The Think Tank Initiative invites applications from eligible organizations in Latin America and South Asia that are committed to using research to inform and influence social and economic policy.
26 Jul 2009
This year, a change of administration may possibly occur. Once the change of administration occurs, this project is expected to show us detailed mechanisms, such as the reasons for the change of government, based on accumulated data over the years.
Professor Tong in San Francisco
24 Jul 2009
Professor Timothy W Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has recently made a trip to North America to meet with overseas alumni and community leaders...
14 Jul 2009
PENANG, 14 July: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is prepared to share its expertise with Perusahaan Automobil Kedua Sdn. Bhd. (PERODUA) in the production of more efficient engines in terms of performance and oil consumption.
29 Jun 2009
26 June 2009 - ID Business Solutions Ltd, a leading provider of innovative data management solutions to multinational R&D organisations, today announced that it has concluded an unconditional agreement to acquire InforSense Ltd, a company providing award-winning scientific and business intelligence technologies.
24 Jun 2009
The Arab Technology Business Plan Competition is a regional Technology investment competition for the entire Arab world organized by Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) in cooperation with Intel Corporation
18 Jun 2009
KUALA LUMPUR, May 29th– Graduate School of Management, (GSM) Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) recently hosted a public lecture conducted by a renowned marketing guru, Prof. Dr. Philip Kotler.


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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).