Musical chairs
19 Feb 2013
Kuala Lumpur, 19 Feb - Weekly music therapy sessions can have a positive effect on behaviour in children with autism, reports a paper in Pertanika Journal. In a study of 41 children, improvements were seen particularly in inattentive behaviours over a ten month period.
19 Feb 2013
Shimla, India 19 Feb - Police personnel given stress management interventions respond better with a combination of physical and mental therapies. An Indian researcher has devised techniques based on Indian psychological models, which include yoga & meditation. The research is published in Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities
16 Jan 2013
Writers, publishers, teachers and parents need to closely scrutinise gender construction in children’s literature so that young children are presented with stories that promote equality and respect for both sexes according to Ramesh Nair from University Teknologi MARA
Daighter-in law
10 Dec 2012
"Using similar research methods as in 1979, we found a marked shift away from son preference. Most women we interviewed wanted fewer children and no longer cared much if they were boys or girls. Indeed, some expressed a preference for daughters."
Islamic school children
04 Dec 2012
Rashila Ramli and colleagues from Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia have developed a model to improve human security in Southeast Asia. The so-called “Bangi approach to Human Security (BAGHUS)” is outlined in the latest edition of the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.
26 Nov 2012
Professor Ramona Flores and Roberto Verzola turned over to Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma today 10 copies of the book "Not On Our Watch: Martial Law Really Happened. We Were There" at the Office of the Chancellor.
26 Nov 2012
IDRC is pleased to announce the launch of a new innovation competition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition welcomes concept notes on how innovative and simple public eHealth solutions can advance equity in health in the region.
Group photo
15 Nov 2012
About 1,000 members and friends of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) gathered at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 13 November to join the Institution's 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The Chief Executive Mr CY Leung, was the Guest of Honour.
Opening ceremony
15 Nov 2012
Jointly organized by The China Institute of Education Policy and PolyU, the "First Summit on University Social Responsibility" has brought together more than 200 participants including higher education leaders and scholars at home and abroad. This event is also one of the major celebration activities of PolyU 75th Anniversary.
30 Oct 2012
Opinion piece from Prof. Yukari Kawahara or Waseda University - Have you ever heard the expression, family values? This term, while unfamiliar to people in Japan, has become one of the major issues in the U.S. presidential election.
18 Oct 2012
Professor JieHyun Lim, the director of the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture at Hanyang University believes that nationalism is an act of treason and it only limits the capacity of imagination.
25 Sep 2012
A Visayan word synonymous with keepsake, memory, and remembrance, Handumanan evokes images, sites and places, people, and stories of the Visayan region through a diverse gathering of works by contemporary artists from the Visayas, ranging from drawings and paintings, to photographs and video works.
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25 Sep 2012
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University hailed the topping-out of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower on campus. The 15-storey Tower will be home to PolyU School of Design and it is also the first permanent architecture by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid in Hong Kong.
05 Sep 2012
A study on the emotional and behavioural adjustments of children from inter-ethnic and mono-ethnic families in Malaysia challenges traditional assumptions about inter-ethnic families.
29 Aug 2012
The ERA initiative assesses research quality using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts
17 Aug 2012
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) was this year's recipient of the McCool Breakthrough Award from the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE), the world's largest organisation of hospitality and tourism educators.
17 Aug 2012
The current 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.
National Monument
08 Aug 2012
(Kuala Lumpur, 8 August 2012) - Concerns over the current situation of public art in Malaysia prompted Mohd Fabian Bin Hasna and colleagues of Universiti Putra Malaysia, to assess possible solutions to the problem.
26 Jul 2012
Leading global Chinese language Internet search provider Baidu opens its first overseas joint laboratory with I2R to develop language processing technologies
Telling tales about men
29 Jun 2012
How do individuals conceive their world and their place in it? In an attempt to identify the worldview of the Batek tribe, a team of researchers from the Academy of Language Studies at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) embarked on a comprehensive study to document the characteristics and elements found in Batek folklore.
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11 Jun 2012
In a number of recent Hollywood hit films, robots do all kinds of spectacular things, from battling it out in boxing rings to saving the world from alien invaders. Seagate Technology is helping university students in Thailand bring those futuristic visions a little closer to reality.
School children in India
17 May 2012
By Francisco Marmolejo Recently, I wrote a column discussing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation of new higher-education institutions, in which I made reference to the specific case of Albukhary International University in Malaysia. This second article describes interesting experiences of a similar kind in India.
sustainable cities
16 May 2012
In this issue, learn about a public lecture IDRC is hosting on May 22 with Mahmoud Solh, Director General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas. Dr Solh will talk about how the Arab Spring has increased the challenges to food security.
One Planet to Share
10 May 2012
Jakarta, 10 May 2012— Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Asia Research News cover
01 May 2012
From battling potato blight and supercomputers to nano-magnets used for cancer treatment and the Asia Research Network, the latest edition of Asia Research News features all the cutting-edge science from across Asia.
27 Apr 2012
Ms Motoe Takagi, a Japanese artist and Toyohashi citizen, donated her art work "A Girl in Ha Gian" in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Toyohashi University of Technology.
19 Apr 2012
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has named a square in the hub of its campus to pay tribute to the late Dr Tang Ping-yuan and his son Dr Jack Tang Chi-chien for their long-standing support to the Institution over the past four decades.
White wave
19 Apr 2012
“ There is a need for new strategy as the world today suffers from the lack of social justice, which has become an odd attribute of most national economies”, said MARA’s Chairman Y. B. Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh.
Prof. Takeda
10 Apr 2012
OPINION - The big issue currently faced by contemporary society is how it can redevelop a modern “principle of freedom” in a more real way.
05 Apr 2012
This conference is jointly organised by the Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute, the Family, Children and Youth Cluster, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, & Scientific Group on “Marriage Transition in Asia”, Asian Population Association. DATES: 15-16 NOVEMBER 2012


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Giants in history

Through her iconic stories featuring fictional scenes from the history of the Philippines, language teacher and academic Genoveva Matute (3 January 1915 – 21 March 2009) helped strengthen the Filipino identity.
Hwang Hye-seong (5 July 1920 – 14 December 2006) was an expert on Korean royal court cuisine, the knowledge of which she dedicated her career to keeping alive. Formerly an assistant professor of nutritional science, Hwang met the last kitchen court lady in the Joseon Dynasty Han Hui-sun and, from her, learned about the culinary traditions of the royal court.