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24 Sep 2018
The Call for Papers for the third issue of Cubic Journal seeks diverse contributions from a wide range of design sectors.
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13 Aug 2018
Farmers will need to know how rising temperatures in Thailand will affect their rice crops.
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10 Aug 2018
Certain aspects of an indigenous Sufi culture in Western Indonesia appear to protect it against radical Islamic ideology.
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30 Jul 2018
Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites.
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26 Jun 2018
A large-scale analysis has suggested it’s easier for people to form and replace relationships in North America, Europe and Latin America, compared to Asia and the Middle East, what causes these differences, and how they may influence people’s thoughts and behavior.
26 Mar 2018
SUSS to host 2019 Univer-Cities Conference: launches book “Univer-Cities: Strategic Dilemmas of Medical Origins and Selected Modalities” with contributions from 11 other major international universities
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12 Mar 2018
By integrating fashion knowledge and machine learning formulation, the establishment of the Dataset will enable machine to better understand fashion, bringing a new horizon to the fashion retail industry through the application of AI.
19 Feb 2018
Qatar University organized on February 18-20 a symposium on “Language and Nature in Southern and Eastern Arabia”.
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13 Feb 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) proudly announces the winning of two awards in “Reimagine Education Awards 2018”, namely a Gold Award in “Sustainability” category and a Silver Award in “Ethical Leadership” category.
12 Feb 2018
Qatar University (QU) has been ranked 52 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018, among the 350+ top universities from 25 countries in the Asia region. The announcement was made on February 6 on the THE website, naming QU 52nd among universities in the Asia region and 3rd among universities in the Arab world.
12 Feb 2018
Qatar University colleges of Law (LAWC) and Engineering (CENG) launched their upcoming international conference on “Law and Digital Age” at a press conference yesterday held at the University.
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08 Feb 2018
A mobile hotspot network will enable riders on fast-moving trains to stream HD videos without interruption while underground, thanks in part to a newly-developed mmWave wireless backhaul technology. The first commercial service using this technology will debut later this year.
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07 Feb 2018
Study advises small and medium hotels in Mauritius to embrace new technologies and cultivate new clienteles.
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17 Jan 2018
Child marriage is a global issue affecting various countries, religions and ethnicities. In this Asia Research News 2018 feature article, researchers from Malaysia and UK spoke to 7,500 women to find out the causes and consequences of child marriage.
15 Jan 2018
Americans are more passionate toward their romantic partners than Japanese people are because Americans live in social environments in which people have greater freedom to choose and replace their partners, a team of Japanese researchers suggest.
In the first group (Well-mixed) where the opponents were reshuffled each round, defectors prevailed over the course of 50 rounds. In the second group (Network reciprocity) where the opponents remained the same for the 50 rounds enabling them to identify cooperative neighbors, the cooperative cluster survived. In the third group (Network reciprocity with punishment), the option to punish opponents failed to boost cooperation.
29 Dec 2017
Punishment might not be an effective means to get members of society to cooperate for the common good, according to a social dilemma experiment.
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08 Dec 2017
As Russia’s revolution celebrates its centenary, Dr Kalim Siddiqui draws comparisons with India’s push for independence.
Examples of 3D CG models used in the study. (Kawahara J. and Osugi T., Perception, September 24, 2017)
27 Nov 2017
The act of nodding positively affects the subjective likability of people by about 30 percent and their approachability by 40 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Hokkaido University and Yamagata University in Japan.
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03 Nov 2017
Acclaimed Primatologist Urges Indonesian Government to Protect First New Species of Great Ape Described in Nearly 90 Years.
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19 Oct 2017
Researchers to Explore Swampy Wetland in the First Search for Lost Species Expedition.
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28 Jul 2017
University of Malaya’s ethnomusicologist Loo Fung Ying and Universiti Putra Malaysia’s musicologist Loo Fung Chiat discussed how national unity can be emphasized in multicultural Malaysia through local performing arts by delving into the International Champion Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance troupe.
Award winning collections at the PolyU Fashion Show 2017: “Object> Garment> Object” by Jason Wong (second from right in top) and “Fxxkshion” by York Yip (bottom)
26 Jul 2017
Twenty-five graduating students at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) featured their creative designs at the PolyU Fashion Show 2017.
21 Jul 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) staged its annual Master of Arts Graduation Fashion Show last week (11 July) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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19 Jul 2017
Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU President joined a Service-Learning trip with students to Kyrgyzstan and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan today.
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13 Jul 2017
Extravert Chinese students learning English as a second language are likely to perform better in speaking and reading, but less proficient in listening than their introvert counterparts, according to a study published in Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH).
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23 Jun 2017
A first-ever milestone event brought together Cambodian officials and others today to discuss law enforcement options and responses to wildlife trafficking –an increasing threat to the world’s wildlife species.
25 May 2017
Aid & Development Asia Summit, taking place on 14-15 June at the MICC2 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, will discuss on building a culture of resilience and strengthening disaster preparedness and roundtables on emergency communication, early warning systems, GIS, data collection and mapping.
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19 May 2017
Computational artist Norimichi Hirakawa used computer programming to produce moving images.
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11 May 2017
A large middle class in Thailand and Indonesia is demanding more environmental protection; something not happening in other developing South-East Asian nations.
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02 May 2017
The University of Malaya worked with the Malacca Portuguese-Eurasian Association to produce a book to learn Malacca Portuguese, an endangered language in Malaysia. This is part of the ongoing efforts to revitalise this endangered language.

Events

26 Nov 2014
An opportunity has arisen to invite you to participate and present paper during the ICNWFP2014 to be held from Novemebr 26-28 at Royal Mulu Resort in Sarawak, Malaysia.
05 Jul 2015
ICAS 9 Adelaide, South Australia, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5-9 July 2015. We are looking forward to receiving your proposal for ICAS 9.
15 Jan 2015
For the inaugural and first biennial conference of the pan-African Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA) we are inviting proposals for panels, roundtables, papers and book presentations in the fields of Asian-African interactions studies. In addition, the conference will feature a special A-ASIA/ICAS Africa-Asia Book Prize (AAIBP).
18 Aug 2014
We invite PhD students to apply for a five days of interactive Summer School on the theoretical issue of the knowledge production, transmission and practice of culture against the backdrop of historically contingent case studies featuring transnational circulations of craft. We are looking forward to receiving applications before 14 February 2014.
20 Jan 2014
Paliwanagan sa UP Diliman, a biannual activity of the OVCRD held in January and July, will have its fifth run on 20 January 2014 (Monday)
18 Sep 2013
An interdisciplinary conference in the humanities and performing arts that interrogates the critical role of theaters (including music, song, and dance) as a tangible representation of political processes in public spaces and as an expression of Filipino peoples' historical experience, identity, and aspiration.
29 Jul 2013
UP Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) is holding the Paliwanagan sa UP Diliman OVCRD Colloquiumand Fair on 29 July 2013, 8 AM - 5 PM, at the National Institute of Physics, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
21 Jan 2013
The University of the Philippines Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development is holding the third Colloquium "Palinawagan sa UP Diliman" on 21 January 2013 at the National Institute of Physics Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
03 Jun 2013
The general theme of the 2013 conference is “Beyond the Culture Industry”. In the past two decades, the cultural sphere of rising Asian economies has increasingly shifted from being marked by the politics of authoritarianism and democratization to being pervaded by the market logic of deepening capitalism.
19 Sep 2012
Ottawa, Canada, September 18, 2012 – Essayist, journalist and novelist Pankaj Mishra will be at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) September 19, 2012, to discuss his new book From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia.
13 May 2013
This international workshop aims to combine the insights and findings from the two previous workshops on institutional voids and state re-scaling respectively. The goal is to look at the crisscrossing between these two frontiers of research so as to generate new research questions and scholarly agenda.
11 Oct 2012
DATE: 11-13 October 2012. VENUE: University Hall, National University of Singapore, Lee Kong Chian Wing, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077
09 May 2012
The Vargas Museum invites students to enroll to the summer workshop for Junior Museum Guides. Now on its eight year, this workshop welcomes participants ages 9 to 14 years old. The sessions will be held from Wednesday to Saturday, 9-12 and 16-19 May, from 1 to 5pm.
16 Jul 2012
Conference 16-18 July 2012 in Campus Universitas Udayana, Jalan PB Sudirman, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
24 Apr 2012
“Gen Y is an opportunity for businesses to put ourselves ahead in the game, provided we can navigate Gen Y’s unique abilities, which can sometimes also be their biggest aws. Figuring out how to make the most of their potential – now, that will be a leader’s challenge.” Dato’ Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
29 Mar 2012
The Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), in cooperation with the art platform Planting Rice and Finale Art File opens the exhibition A&L: The parallel (lives) museum on 29 March 2012, 4pm at the 3F South Wing gallery.
20 Mar 2012
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam invites Ms. Hachikai Mimi, one of the promising young poets/writers in Japan, to host the travelling lectures on Japanese contemporary literature and poetry in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City from 20 – 24 March 2012.
20 Dec 2012
The IBBC 2012 conference theme “Business and Economics Sustainability and Cooperation in Asia” reflects the vibrant business and economics condition enjoyed by the Asian region as a whole. Notwithstanding however, the financial crisis engulfing the western countries may negatively affect the business and economics growth of the region.
23 Feb 2012
The Department of Chinese Culture of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University will host an international conference at Room M1603, Li Ka Shing Tower, 23-25 February 2012. The conference is open to members of the public.
14 Sep 2012
Kuo Pao Kun (1939-2002) was one of the most important dramatists, arts activists and public intellectuals of contemporary Singapore. At the tenth year of his passing, this international conference is organised to reflect on his works and ideology.
07 Feb 2012
PolyU is organising i-week for the second year with a theme on “Global Citizens” between 6 and 11 February 2012.
21 Jan 2012
Ultraman, Hello Kitty, Nobita, Doraemon are examples of Japanese animated characters that are hugeley poplular with large numbers of people around the world. Now, the people of Penang can get one step closer to their favourite characters.
30 Mar 2011
The Vargas Museum presents the exhibition Echo Studies by Maria Taniguchi. It opens on 30 March 2011, 4pm at the Lobby and West Wing Gallery and ends on 28 May 2011.
06 Dec 2011
The much awaited environment and wildlife biennial international competitive film festival and forum, CMS VATAVARAN is back. Film entries are invited from Indian and International filmmakers for 2011 festival focusing on biodiversity conservation.
02 Mar 2011
An exhibition titled “Saneatsu and Red Porcelain” will be held in March and April at the Shigenori Tomioka Collection Gallery which opened in May 2009. This is an exhibition which takes the shape of word-association game-like concept linking Saneatsu Mushakoji to Naoya Shiga to Wanli red porcelain to five-colored Ming Dynasty porcelain.
14 Dec 2011
The workshop takes on a comparative country perspective, seeking to interrogate controversial events, ideologies and personalities that defined the contours of the past and the present in countries across Asia and seeks to mark out differences and commonalities, connections as well as disjunctures between them.
06 Jul 2011
ICACA 2011 will be the 3rd international conference organized by FACA, UNIMAS and sponsored by PETRONAS. This conference is unique in nature as it covers all areas in the arts, namely visual and performing arts, design technology and management of the arts.
19 Jul 2011
This 13th International Conference on Translation will be held in Shah Alam, Malaysia from 19-21 July 2011. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia has been chosen to be the host
22 Feb 2011
The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum will open Topak, all in the mind on 22 February 2011, Tuesday, 4 in the afternoon at the Basement of the Vargas.
05 Oct 2010
Malaysia is committed to combating climate change. The Symposium is therefore aptly themed, “Addressing global concerns and changing societal needs”.

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