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15 Dec 2015
OTTAWA, December 14, 2015 – The International Development Research Centre and Global Affairs Canada have announced an initiative to improve nutrition and food security for Vietnamese children.
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14 Dec 2015
They are moving away from government-centralized governance to self-governance, paving the way to more efficient and better-ranked world-class universities.
11 Dec 2015
A Walnut Tree, a documentary by Pakistani filmmaker Ammar Aziz, has won the Ram Bahadur Trophy for best film at the Film Southasia documentary festival, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from November 19 to 22, 2015.
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19 Nov 2015
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak organises its fifth indigenous knowledge fair with a keynote speech “Community-based co-design of Indigenous Knowledge Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities” delivered by a professor from Namibia and presentations by researchers in Malaysia and UK.
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18 Nov 2015
Under the Economic Transformation and Human Capital Project, students at The National University of Malaysia are helping single mothers to establish a joint venture company. The main goal of this project is to encourage entrepreneurship among single mothers and human capital development of youths in the neigbourhood.
17 Nov 2015
The 5th Annual South Asian Regional Meeting of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) will take place in Sohna, India, ​from November 18-20, 2015.
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16 Nov 2015
As a one-stop spot for native and exotic plants, Universiti Putra Malaysia Conservatory Park features a collection of nearly 500 species of such plants.
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16 Nov 2015
The Singapore Management University Centre for Marketing Excellence is partnering with Asia’s luxury sector to navigate trends that are changing the face of retail.
11 Nov 2015
Cambodia has sought the help of The National University of Malaysia (UKM) to research an archaeologist’s theory that Iron-smelting was introduced to South-East Asia in the 5th century A.D. by travelers from the Indus valley located in present-day North-West Pakistan and Afghanistan.
11 Nov 2015
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak in Malaysia in collaboration with the Sarawak Dyslexic Association and the State Education Department for the first time organised a literacy programme to assist children in mastering basic reading and writing skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
14 Oct 2015
The discovery in Spain of a 125-million-year-old fossil of a previously unknown extinct mammal with exceptionally well-preserved skin and fur is reported in a paper published in this week’s Nature.
14 Oct 2015
The discovery of 47 human teeth from a cave in southern China indicates that anatomically modern humans were present in the region at least 80,000 years ago. The findings, reported in Nature this week, add to the understanding of the emergence of modern humans in southern Asia.
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09 Oct 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University joined hands with eleven renowned universities around the globe to form a University Social Responsibility Network to spearhead USR with impact to make the world a better place.
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05 Oct 2015
Researchers in Malaysia have published an encyclopedia of classical Malay engineering in Bahasa Melayu – a first for a local public university - featuring arts, flora and fauna, traditional crafts, architecture and metal-working.
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05 Oct 2015
Fruit and vegetables have been considered to be protective food containing vitamins, minerals and fibres, but are now even more important due to their antioxidant content, according to a food scientist in Malaysia.
01 Oct 2015
Universiti Putra Malaysia with the cooperation of National Council of Professors have organized a round-table discussion on Utilization of Land in Malaysia.
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22 Sep 2015
As the global scientific community combines technology and brains to track climate change patterns and effects, the indigenous populations across the world have, for generations, already been noting these changes in a landscape they know intimately.
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22 Sep 2015
Using 'action research' approach, researchers at the Singapore Management University (SMU) are designing new or improved social services in order to help better understand and respond to the needs of vulnerable communities in Singapore.
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17 Sep 2015
Conservation scientists use an enhanced population survey technique that identifies, for the first time, priority forest protection zones irreplaceable for saving the critically endangered Sumatran rhino. The study identifies small and scattered populations that should be consolidated if they are to become viable.
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16 Sep 2015
First set of Chinese chess with different vision capabilities including blind people of different countries has been developed by researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU). It promotes an inclusive society, eliminates discrimination, and assists visually impaired people to communicate with other people.
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14 Sep 2015
A researcher of the Singapore Management University has developed analysis models to study the intricate social networks that exist between people. From predictive studies of street gangs to suicide bombers, the new models have shown the relevance to social problems and international security threats.
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08 Sep 2015
Collaborative research with undergraduate students in Singapore is investigating different topics in social sciences: from signed ties - positive or negative relationships within a social network - to migrant workers' mental health.
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07 Sep 2015
From East to West, Asian economies are rapidly transforming, creating jobs for a growing population of young workers. But can working conditions keep pace? International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-supported research is building an evidence base that shows creating better job opportunities can go hand in hand with sustaining growth.
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07 Sep 2015
A project co-funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) helped to create the Sri Lankan Wildlife Health Centre to monitor animal health. The findings also moved the national government to expand the role of their veterinarians into areas such as antibiotic resistance and farm practices.
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04 Sep 2015
An initiative supported by International Development Research Centre supports research in Southeast Asia that aims to improve understanding of the effects of agricultural change on ecosystems and human health, and provide sustainable solutions.
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24 Aug 2015
SMU Assistant Professor Yang Hwajin studies how language shapes our ability to process information.
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24 Aug 2015
SMU Assistant Professor Song Jiyoung works on migration management, a multidisciplinary field that helps vulnerable migrants and mobile populations.
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19 Aug 2015
The Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak has issued a video statement highlighting his intention to protect orangutans in a biodiverse-rich region in Malaysia.
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17 Aug 2015
A country’s constitution protects the rights of its citizens. But who protects the constitution? SMU Assistant Professor Maartje de Visser looks to answer this question.
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12 Aug 2015
A community programme initiated by researchers in Malaysia aims to increase livestock in a rural area as well as producing income for goat breeders by equipping them with expert knowledge through training.

Events

15 Nov 2007
As a collateral activity for the exhibition FORM AND SUBSTANCE: The Works of Dean Honrado R. Fernandez, the UP Vargas Museum (UPVM) in cooperation with the Avellana Art Gallery host a talk entitled An Intimate Look Into the Life and Art of Dean Honrado R. Fernandez by his widow, Mrs. Josie Fernandez.
25 Oct 2007
The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center opens Tangláw: The University of the Philippines' National Artists for Visual Arts on 25 October 2007, 6pm at the Kawilihan Gallery (2F), part of its continuing contribution to the University's 2008 Centenary and the Intellectual Property Rights Week.
12 Oct 2007
The exhibit features Dean Fernandez’s works on formal and spatial patterns that explores the nature and qualities of spaces in art, architecture and urban design, as well as the subtle contrasts between natural and man made forms.
20 Nov 2007
Based on the recently published book, Japanese Pioneers in the Northern Philippine Highlands, this exhibition of approximately 60 photographs of Baguio's vibrant Japanese community illuminates a portion of Philippine, Japanese, and American colonial history that has come close to being forgotten. (Pictures available on request)
08 Sep 2007
In line with the Capul, palingnga kaw? exhibition, a lecture-workshop on the Abaknon dances will be held at the UPVM Basement A on 8 September 2007 (Saturday), 1:30pm. Dr. Francisco A. Datar will also briefly discuss the history of the dances and how each relate to the sociopolitical and economic structure of the Abaknon community.
22 Nov 2007
A gathering of students, educators, researchers and other interested parties to discuss the development of geographical research and education in the Philippines.
03 Sep 2007
El Poeta del Color 's aim is to unravel Amorsolo's works and style of painting in terms of the social production of his art including their contexts in the academe, society and culture, and politics during his time. Its title was inspired by Jesus Balmori's " A Fernando Amorsolo " poem published in La Vanguardia in 21 May 1928.
03 Sep 2007
As part of the UP Vargas Museum's 20th anniversary celebration with the theme Color in Philippine Art, the UPVM features Excavating Bridges for Future Streams , an exhibition of the works of Australian artist Sean James Cassidy as inspired by the Sagada landscapes in the Cordillera region and the craftsmanship of its people.
29 Aug 2007
The exhibition features the uniqueness of the Abaknon, the people of the island-town of Capul in Northern Samar, as an ethnolinguistic group through the photographs taken by anthropologist Francisco A. Datar during the course of his fieldwork.
24 Aug 2007
Singapore - The three-day event will present a brilliant line-up of artists from around the world, bringing a captivating experience for fans of real music — from wherever in the world it may come.
11 Aug 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The purpose of the workshop is to assist journalists and journalism students in understanding the role and function of the media in building racial and religious harmony. At the same time, they will be equipped with skills relevant to reporting racial and religious issues.
29 Oct 2007
Paris, France - This symposium will be followed by a workshop on standardization issues related to Sanskrit linguistic resources. Communications are solicited for the Symposium, and propositions of participation to the workshop will be considered as well.
19 Jul 2007
New York - Join Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society in celebrating America's first festival to recognize the works of Asian and Asian American media makers.
14 Aug 2007
Putrajaya, Malaysia - It is hoped that this conference will serve as a catalyst, in leading the way towards realizing the definition and aim of foreign languages as an indispensable tool in moulding our society towards excellence and distinction, through the presentation of papers, discussions and constructive feedback from participants.
28 Aug 2007
GERMANY - This is the most important platform for researchers working on the history of the language sciences, a field which is still expanding as can be attested by the foundation of scientific societies and the establishment of several specialized journals on the history of the language sciences.
11 Oct 2007
Madison, WI, USA - The special focus of this year's conference is on contemporary India, its culture, politics and economy.
18 Sep 2007
Leiden, the Netherlands - The existence of different Chinese beliefs on foetal life bears a number of implications for China to make morally sound and culturally sensitive social policies of any foetus-related issues.
06 Aug 2007
KL, Malaysia - The mission of the event is to ignite, empower and inspire the strengthening of women independence and the escalating empowerment of womankind.
16 Jul 2007
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The conference aims to explore the new concept in heritage, tourism, hospitality and event, to further strengthen the relationships and networking opportunities with educators, researchers and industry colleagues locally and internationally.
17 Jul 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - This international conference on ASEAN heritage will take on a new meaning in the context of globalisation and the current international political climate. It is also a platform for an intercultural discourse towards maintaining peace and unity within the ASEAN community.
12 Jul 2007
NSW, Australia - Through the process of discussion and the provision of writing time, we believe that the workshop will not only strengthen the participant’s knowledge of research methodologies but also enhance their writing abilities.
25 Jul 2007
Penang, Malaysia - The theme of the conference is Literacy and Citizenship: Pathways to Sustainable Education.
30 May 2007
Leeds, UK - Creativity has become a hot topic on China. Concepts such as creative nation, creative city and creative century are endorsed in policy statements within the 11th Five Year Plans of many Chinese cities.
16 Jan 2008
Kuching, Sarawak - The conference will emphasise on emerging creative paradigms in all disciplines and areas of expertise, in applied and creative arts.
18 Jul 2007
National University of Singapore : This workshop goes beyond a mere political approach to reconciliation and offers new understandings of cultural reconciliation processes and factors, which both facilitate and inhibit reconciliation in different cultures.
07 Jul 2007
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - The conference theme is Communications, Civics, Industry.
09 May 2007
Canberra, Australia : This presentation will address how or whether Newsdotcom’s specific modes of debate and creative expression set an example for qualitative changes in Indonesian television and public life.
26 Jul 2007
Singapore : The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from advanced postgraduate students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 2nd Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies on 26 – 28 July 2007.
28 Jun 2007
National University of Singapore : The Roundtable will involve brief presentations from country specialists on current situations and potential future research agenda on Cold War history in those countries.
03 May 2007
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore : The lecture would focus on the seeming contradictions of Indian trajectories in demography, education, and development; and at the same time prophesize on some simulated mileposts of success or failure in future.

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