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.
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.
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21 Mar 2016
The Community of Evaluators, South Asia (CoE-SA) – a professional network International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in Canada, helped to establish – played host to the capstone event of the United Nations declared “International Year of Evaluation.”
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03 Mar 2016
Mathematical algorithms may soon help to analyse, organise, understand and sift through large collections of indigenous Philippine music.
19 Feb 2016
Every February, the Government of Canada organizes International Development Week, highlighting the work and achievements of Canada’s development community.
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18 Feb 2016
- Eight-year study shows tiger population recovering in Thai sanctuary, the only location in Southeast Asia where tigers are confirmed to be increasing in number. - 90 tigers identified - Rigorous study is first ever of long-term tiger population dynamics in SE Asia
SMU Assistant Professor Eduard Jordaan
17 Feb 2016
Researcher in the Singapore Management University studies the forces and influences that sway a country’s behaviour on international platforms like the United Nations.
16 Feb 2016
Improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050 and buffer some of the harmful climate change effects on crop yields.
01 Feb 2016
The National University of Malaysia (UKM) has launched an Islamic Knowledge Development and Expansion Research Fund to elevate the role of the UKM Islamic Centre on the international stage.
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28 Jan 2016
Young people in Hong Kong are shifting their perceptions of parenthood from traditional Chinese cultural values, which emphasize family relationships and family loyalty, toward global values, such as individualism and consumerism, according to a recent study in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities.
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22 Jan 2016
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University held the Asian Knowledge Forum cum Award Presentation Ceremony of the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise Award 2015.
13 Jan 2016
Research from Singapore Management University explores how young, educated urban Chinese people engage with and relate to US television shows.
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21 Dec 2015
Research by SMU Associate Professor Roy Chua is uncovering cultural obstacles to creativity and globally successful innovation.
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.


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.
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.


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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.