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29 Sep 2016
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) signed Memorandums of Understanding and Agreement on educational and research collaboration with The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), the national university of Cambodia, on 19 September 2016 (Monday) at the signing ceremony in Cambodia.
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26 Sep 2016
Researchers from Singapore Management University, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading social and cultural geographers, study the complexities that surround a society’s religious spaces and practices.
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24 Sep 2016
After the Taliban attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani newspapers used common language to describe the attack, which suggests the media has influence in changing social perceptions of the group, according to research published in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH).
05 Sep 2016
The diseases affecting street dogs are badly understood, resulting in wasteful medication of dog populations in Nepal, according to a study.
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24 Aug 2016
An international research team suggests the endangered Cuban solenodon evolved after the extinction of dinosaurs.
22 Aug 2016
The National University of Malaysia and Indonesia's Dirosat Islamiyah Al-Amien Institute have recently signed an Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on research areas in Islamic studies.
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10 Aug 2016
Goblin sharks have revealed a remarkable biting mechanism, named “slingshot feeding,” which involves high-speed manipulation of the species’ highly protrusible jaws.
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05 Aug 2016
The newly launched Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) program has gotten off to a great start. HSI brings Hokkaido University’s faculty members and more than 80 world-leading researchers from outside Japan together to provide special learning experiences to undergraduate and graduate students.
01 Aug 2016
The Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment is pleased to invite submissions for its 11th Cycle.
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01 Aug 2016
A research group in Hong Kong has described and named a new species of ant from Hong Kong, Paratopula bauhinia, or the rare "Golden Tree Ant".
28 Jul 2016
The Royal Government of Cambodia and Wildlife Conservation Society project to protect internationally important tropical forest.
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04 Jul 2016
Researchers from Singapore Management University are unlocking how our cultural identity shapes our lives and attitudes, even at a subconscious level.
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29 Jun 2016
Many young smokers in Malaysia start smoking when they are attending secondary school and rationalise that the benefits of smoking are greater than its risks, according to recent studies in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH).
28 Jun 2016
The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF) is pleased to announce the first of two research calls in 2016.
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23 Jun 2016
Researchers are excavating human remains from caves in Palawan Island in the Philippines to learn more about the diversity of burial and other cultural practices over the past 10,000 years.
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22 Jun 2016
A 3D dome theater movie visualizing superstring theory and supervised by a Kavli IPMU researcher has received the Best Educational Production Award, it was announced at the International Planetarium Society (IPS) Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 in the Czech Republic on June 17.
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21 Jun 2016
A researcher at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is studying the ancient Japanese culture of “ama” – women who traditionally free-dive in the sea in search of seaweed, lobsters, snail “turbo” shells and, in the distant past, pearls – and its potential connections to Philippine maritime cultures.
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13 Jun 2016
Nagoya University-based researchers analyze ancient DNA of Neolithic domestic goats to reveal that the goats were introduced into the Southern Caucasus from the Fertile Crescent during the early sixth millennium BC, probably alongside establishment of trade links or population movement.
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09 Jun 2016
Fishing closures established in Indonesia’s shark sanctuary are good for sharks and other fish, but it also means putting restrictions on local community members who fish for a living.
Topographic map of the Structure-5 of San Andrés site
02 Jun 2016
A Nagoya University researcher and his leading international research group discovered a Great Platform built with different kinds of stone at the archeological site of San Andrés, El Salvador, and challenged the prevailing theory regarding the sociocultural development of Southeastern Maya frontier.
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27 May 2016
Aid International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic on healthcare in South East Asia (SEA). The infographic provides an overview of current health threats, including those related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), trends in financin¬g for health focus areas as well as gaps in development assistance.
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27 May 2016
In India, a non-profit organisation is enhancing the links between women-owned businesses and global supply chains. The aim is to eventually roll out a data platform that serves and promotes women entrepreneurs from 17 other countries.
23 May 2016
Complimentary participation to ResearchSEA readers! AIDF Asia Summit is fast approaching and you are invited to learn about current initiatives and latest trends around aid delivery and development in the South East Asia region.
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26 Apr 2016
Over the next 50 years, people living at low altitudes in developing countries, particularly those in coastal Asia, will suffer the most from extreme weather patterns, according to researchers.
25 Apr 2016
The Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), together with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), launched a call for proposals to gather high-quality development research on better job prospects for youth, women, and low-skilled workers in the Mekong countries.
14 Apr 2016
BANGI – Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Amin Embi, a a professor of technology-enhanced language learning at the Faculty of Education, The National University of Malaysia (UKM) has done the university proud by winning two prestigious international education awards for distance learning and open online courses.
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13 Apr 2016
Led by a feminist network based in India, researchers and advocates across South Asia are building the case for new legal and medical responses to sexual violence, while empowering victims to speak out.
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12 Apr 2016
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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04 Apr 2016
SERDANG – Gamification is an application of game mechanics and game design techniques in learning and teaching (P&P), making the process to be more interesting, interactive and engaging.

Events

30 May 2008
KEIO University and the Embassy of Greece to Japan are organising a symposium dedicated to the most translated Greek writer of the 20th century, Νikos KAZANTZAKIS.
18 Feb 2008
The UP Vargas Museum hosts Paz Tanjuaquio's artist talk and free dance workshop on 18 February 2008. Tanjuaquio is a choreographer who is co-founder and artistic director of TOPAZ ARTS, Inc., a contemporary dance company based in the United States and established in 2000 with composer Todd Richmond.
26 Feb 2008
Dramaturgical Revelations showcases genre paintings done by early 20th century Filipino artists. The works highlight the tensions evoked by everyday life by focusing on a specific moment and extending it, inviting the viewer to take part in its dramaturgical revelation.
08 Feb 2008
One of the country's most enduring literary masterpieces, Florante at Laura – written by 19th century poet Francisco Baltazar, also known as Balagtas – serves as the inspiration for an exhibition at the University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum this February.
24 Jan 2008
The UP Vargas Museum (UPVM) in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP) will hold a free lecture-demonstration on printmaking on 24 January 2008 at the Landing Gallery of the UPVM at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
13 Dec 2007
Thailand - The annual celebrations is held at the ancient city of Ayutthaya in Thailand, the ruins of which were recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
03 Jun 2008
Theme: Transformations and Embodiments in Southeast Asian Geographies: Changing Environments, People and Cultural Groups, Institutions and Landscapes
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.

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