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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.
SMU Assistant Professor Yang Hwajin
24 Aug 2015
SMU Assistant Professor Yang Hwajin studies how language shapes our ability to process information.
SMU Assistant Professor Song Jiyoung
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.
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07 Aug 2015
Using palm oil and Rutaceae herb, researchers at University of Putra Malaysia (UPM) have developed cooking oil that can be used 80 times.
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14 Jul 2015
The National University of Malaysia (UKM) and the Standard Chartered Foundation will continue working together to improve the level of knowledge and awareness of Autism.

Events

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.
07 Jun 2007
Shanghai, China - Speakers from the international scene will share their vast knowledge and experience with fellow colleagues in Asia, making it an ideal platform for East-West connections.
26 Apr 2007
Young people from Shanghai to Singapore copy the latest trends in fashion, food, music, TV, and film from Tokyo. What makes Japanese popular so appealing to these young people?
01 Jun 2007
The Conference is intended to bring together researchers engaged in Management, Economics and related fields from Europe, Asia and other parts of the World.
26 Mar 2007
Tokyo Japan - In celebration of its 150-year anniversary next year, Keio University will organize a two-day workshop for graduate students entitled "Changing Faces of Nationalism in Asia" on 26-27 March 2007.
07 Aug 2007
A look at how post-independent nation-states of Southeast Asia face various challenges.
04 Aug 2007
South Bank, London - Asian Festival Extravaganza’s objective is to depict the diverse and varying arts, handicraft, culture and culinary delights of the ten ASEAN countries plus 7 Asian countries. This will be a showcase of “A FUSION OF ASIAN ARTS, CULTURAL AND CULINARY EXTRAVAGANZA”, promoting peace, harmony and unity
16 May 2007
This seminar argues that "calls to shut down globalization are pointless, because nobody is in charge," while at the same suggesting ways in which "we can attempt to nudge our rapidly integrating world toward a more harmonious course."
02 May 2007
Based on his personal experience on the ground, speaker Dr. Eric Morris will analyze the successes and failures in managing this transition. He will examine issues of accountability, transparency, and equity.
04 Apr 2007
This seminar will focus on the dynamics inside the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). It also includes first-hand research in Aceh including interviews with former GAM leaders and combatants.
13 Mar 2007
This workshop aims to explore the mutual interactions of global and local discourses and practices that shape female migration and labor in and across Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia and China, as well as Asian migrant women workers’ experiences, identities and agencies.
06 Mar 2007
The workshop brings together leading scholars of Asian cinemas to discuss and propose ideas of an Asian cinema paradigm and its viability as a model vis-à-vis Hollywood.
08 Mar 2007
This workshop aims to explore China’s urbanization and how one should regard and understand China’s urbanization and its effects on the world.
15 Mar 2007
Asian field is exceptionally rich because Asia is home to many religions and to a host of rich body cultures. The conference will focus on three themes ie Sociological, Religious and Artistic.
21 Mar 2007
This conference aims to bridge the gulf that has emerged between research on South and Southeast Asia by bringing together, experts from both sides of the Bay of Bengal.
26 Apr 2007
The conference aims to bring together scholars of Asia whose work interrogates the state-family relationship.
10 Mar 2007
This symposium aims to bring together researchers to provide a comprehensive survey of new religious movements, religious innovations, and sacralisation of urban spaces in Singapore.
05 Jul 2007
Istanbul, Turkey - Given the need to address issues of violence, war and peace, human rights, and social justice, there are many questions we must ask ourselves, many debates in which we must engage, and many paths through which we must explore ethical, spiritual, and global solutions to the challenges of globalisation.
24 Mar 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - On the 2550th Anniversary of Buddhism, Mahidol University will be organising SSEASR with sub-themes on women and religion, health and healing, education and religious studies, ethnic mosaic of South and Southeast Asia and many more.
17 Jan 2007
UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana.Net will be launching the book Fabian de la Rosa and His Times, with a short film premiere, at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 at the UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
04 Jan 2007
The Asia–Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery’s flagship international contemporary art event. Established in 1993, it is the only major series of exhibitions in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia.
11 Nov 2006
Having been under American occupation and control at different points in time, Japan and the Philippines share a similar colonial experience under a Western power, which has left an indelible imprint on both Japanese and Philippine societies.
24 Nov 2006
Asia, Europe and Impressionism: International Workshop on Impressionism and Creativity from the Asian Perspective aims to examine the endurance and popularity of Impressionism and its persistence in both Asia and Europe.
15 Sep 2006
On view at the Amorsolo, Osias and the Philippine Readers Series exhibition are volumes of what were considered as one of the basic instructional materials during the American period – The Philippine Readers Series by Camilo Osias, with illustrations by the brothers Fernando and Pablo Amorsolo

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