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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.
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01 May 2017
Rohingya refugees living in a camp in Bangladesh have developed a multi-dimensional social fabric that is more complex than the common refugee narratives depicted in some reports.
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28 Apr 2017
Genetic studies on Malaysia’s Orang Asli peoples could lead to tailored medical advice that is more appropriate for their unique makeup.
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27 Apr 2017
Marked on 24-30 April 2017, World Immunisation Week raises awareness about the importance of vaccines in protecting people against disease and the role of immunization in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
25 Apr 2017
Join Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)'s live webinar on ‘Procurement Trends & Advice for Southeast Asia's Aid and Development Sector’ taking place on 26th April 2017 at 9:30 BST (GMT + 1) / 15:00 MMT / 15:30 ICT.
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12 Apr 2017
Researchers have developed a new method for assessing the cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos shared on a social-networking service. Data obtained with this method could help determine which locations should be used for tourism or targeted for environmental protection.
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11 Apr 2017
The academic community could help identify loopholes in rules made to ensure fair play and entertaining sporting events.
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11 Apr 2017
The Ainu people are the indigenous population of Hokkaido, Sakhalin and the Kuril islands. Having suffered a great deal of discrimination in modern history, there have been many recent efforts to preserve Ainu culture and its endangered language.
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30 Mar 2017
Scientists develop new method to accurately count big cats over large landscapes. Authors say new methodology will greatly advance conservation monitoring of tigers and other big cats.
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28 Mar 2017
Scientists have established the first semen collection from saltwater crocodiles in Malaysia as a step on the path toward their conservation.
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09 Mar 2017
Preserving cultural heritage, including access to and use of ancestral lands, can be a real challenge for indigenous communities. A range of cultural memory recall and music workshops with the indigenous Ata of the Philippines aims to empower communities and validate legal claims related to the Indigenous People’s Rights Act.
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02 Mar 2017
Color terms change over time as a language evolves, and the Japanese language is no exception, according to an international joint research team.
27 Feb 2017
Developing and marketing safe, effective vaccines against these often-neglected diseases has the potential to end the cycle of poverty while addressing the serious public health risks associated with some diseases.
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13 Feb 2017
This is Part IV of an article about Hokkaido University’s Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, the only national institution in Japan that studies the Ainu of Japan and other indigenous peoples around the world.
03 Feb 2017
On 21 February at SMX Convention Center, Manila, EduTECH Philippines 2017 will kickoff with an opening address on the future of education by Guest-of-Honor, Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV, one of Philippine’s most influential educational advocates.
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26 Jan 2017
This is Part III of an article about Hokkaido University’s Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, the only national institution in Japan that studies the Ainu of Japan and other indigenous peoples around the world.
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23 Jan 2017
This is Part II of an article about Hokkaido University’s Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, the only national institution in Japan that studies the Ainu of Japan and other indigenous peoples around the world.
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15 Jan 2017
This is Part I of an article about Hokkaido University’s Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, the only national institution in Japan that studies the Ainu of Japan and other indigenous peoples around the world.
08 Nov 2016
The Third Summit on University Social Responsibility (USR), a key initiative of the University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network), kicked-off today (4 November) in Beijing.
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07 Oct 2016
International collaboration compares the impact of dung cake burning versus the burning of municipal solid waste on browning of world heritage monument and on the health of people living nearby.

Events

03 Mar 2009
In Archiving Roberto Chabet, artist and researcher Ringo Bunoan focuses on the work of the pioneering Filipino conceptual artist Roberto Chabet, beginning with his early drawings and collages in the 1960s to his current installations and objects.
05 Mar 2009
Melbourne, Australia - The Conference builds on the themes of the 2008 Sydney event by looking more broadly at how museums and libraries can contribute to the development of general understandings of science and culture by communities and publics.
04 Feb 2009
Focusing on the works of Fernando Amorsolo, the exhibit presents the integration of physics and electronics engineering to develop non-invasive tools and techniques in analyzing oil on canvas paintings.
15 Jan 2009
The UP Vargas Museum opens its 2009 calendar with Woven Templates: An Exhibition of Philippine Contemporary Textiles on January 15 (Thursday), 6:00 PM at the Landing Gallery.
27 Dec 2008
Institute for Development Studies and Enterprise Research (IDSER), Kerala, India, is organize a seminar on managing multicultural workforce: challenges and opportunities for Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The seminar is the first of its kind and is tentatively scheduled to be held in the first week of Aug 2009, in Cochin, Kerala
11 Dec 2008
Using different photographic techniques and styles, Lucena aims to capture images of the University and give viewers a glimpse into landmark styles and trends in Philippine contemporary visual art.
11 Dec 2008
Deeply rooted in his nationalist vision, Vargas saw the goal of sports development in the improvement of the Filipino’s well-being.
11 Dec 2008
The artist’s installation features two art case instruments built from found Wittemberg upright pianos. These art case pianos also function as conceptual portraits to pay tribute to the memory of Nicanor Abelardo, the first modernist composer of the Philippines.
22 Nov 2008
This is a revolutionary Okinawan exhibition that introduces works such as modern Okinawan art and photography.
18 Dec 2008
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Herbert von Karajan, and a variety of commemorative events are being held throughout the world. The Waseda Symphony Orchestra, which possesses deep relationship with Karajan, is part of commemorative events to celebrate this distinguished man.
19 Nov 2008
Following the demands of colonial rule, Amorsolo and his contemporaries painted themes in line with Japanese cultural policy of co-prosperity sphere. These highlighted on positive values and Filipino identity but hid the true conditions of the war.
25 Nov 2008
Prof. Lucena offers new ways of viewing familiar as well as unfamiliar objects, places and structures found inside UP Diliman Campus. Dr. Gil Jacinto, a chemical oceanographer will discuss how he applied photography to his profession which later became his hobby and passion.
07 Nov 2008
A Japanese Takigi Noh Performance will be held at Keio University as part of the 150th Anniversary celebrations.
13 Nov 2008
The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum will open Coalescence – Science and Art on 13 November 2008, Thursday, 6:00 PM at the Edge Gallery, a photo exhibition by Dr. Gil Jacinto, Professor of Marine Science at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.
21 Dec 2008
Towards effective teaching and learning - Knowledge and skills in second and foreign languages are essential in everyday communication, particularly in a multicultural society.
15 Dec 2008
The School of Business and Economics of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) are pleased to announce the 3rd International Borneo Business Conference.
19 Nov 2008
NIAS, ASEF and the Indonesian Peace Institute-Interpeace Aceh Program (IIAP) will organize an International Conference on Migration and Conflict in Banda Aceh, on November 19, 2008. Abstracts can be submitted before October 2.
26 Nov 2008
The Center for Democracy and Community Development and AlQuds University, cordially invites you to participate in an upcoming conference, to be held on November 26th and 27th, 2008, marking the one-year anniversary of the Annapolis Conference in Washington DC.
04 Sep 2008
The Philippine Bird Photography Forum (PBPF) and the UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum (UPVM) are proud to present Bird Season, an exhibition of full color photographs of 100 bird species by PBPF members.
29 Oct 2008
USM, Penang, Malaysia - The 3rd ILLC 2008 will bring together teachers, educators and scholars to discuss, evaluate and offer new perspectives and directions in language teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world.
12 Aug 2008
Leading names in Philippine art banded together for this fundraising exhibit project. The exhibit will run from 12 August to 09 September 2008 at the Landing Gallery of the UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum in support of Ms. Susan Fernandez.
09 Nov 2008
We cordially invite young journalists, film and media activists, NGO workers, peace and human rights activists, community leaders and researchers who have at least a bachelor degree in related fields to apply for the workshop.
07 Aug 2008
Editorial cartoons and comic strips are powerful communication tools especially in print media, and nowadays even in the Internet. Invited panelists will address questions from the perspectives of the academe, the print media, and the visual arts.
04 Jul 2008
The artist will set the context of the Nicanor Abelardo Grand Piano Project by sharing insights on the piano making industry in the country and its demise, his experiences growing up in a piano workshop, and the collaborative processes involved in his past and ongoing projects.
26 Jun 2008
Severino “Nonoy” Marcelo was the only Asian cartoonist featured in Time Magazine for its cover story “Mighty Pens” for his bold commentaries on the current socio-political state of the country through his comic strips.
26 Mar 2009
Cambridge, UK - ‘Continuity and Change’ will be a major interdisciplinary and international conference on Southeast Asia. Its key aim is to reopen the debate on the issue of ‘power’—both in real life and academic scholarship—as it is manifest across the region.
07 Aug 2008
Penang, Malaysia - One of the aims is to bring together scholars and civil society workers from across Asia to debate and dialogue on the state of research and study in the area of culture, communication, conflict and peace.
03 Jun 2009
Bali, Indonesia - This SSEASR Conference highlights the very role of waters in creating links between various cultures and subcultures of South and Southeast Asia through river channels, straits, and seas.
06 May 2008
This exhibit pays tribute to the workers' movement in the Philippines that continue to shape the country's history and its contemporary socio-cultural and political challenges.

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