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.
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.
SMU Assistant Professor Maartje de Visser
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.


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
07 Sep 2006
The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum opens the Fabian De la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition at the Kawilihan Gallery on 7 September 2006. This exhibition is a fitting and timely tribute to him, as well as in preparation for the UP College of Fine Arts and the University of the Philippines centenary celebrations in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
09 Dec 2006
Oriental COCOSDA workshop in Malaysia will help in boosting the research and development in the field of Speech Technology and will help in enthusing the interest towards Speech Technology in Southeast Asia.
14 Jun 2007
The Teaching and the Learning of English has never been more demanding. This conference will provide an avenue for scholars and educators to exchange views and experiences, formulate strategies and, all in all, contribute positively towards the continued development of English from an Asian perspective.
29 May 2006
The Asia Media Summit provides a unique opportunity for broadcasters in the region to share their thoughts on Information and Broadcasting.
11 Nov 2006
Amarc9 conference in Jordan , 11th to 17 Nov, gather broadcasters from 100 countries to be in the general assembly of World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
17 Jul 2006
This conference on the Methodologies of Tafsir and Sharh Hadith will highlight the efforts of Muslim scholars and identify the excellent methodology, which may be in conformity with the contemporary needs, thus protecting Muslims from confusion while interacting with tafsir and sharh Hadith works.
17 Feb 2006
This 2-day forum highlights recent NLP researches of the College of Computer Studies, DLSU, and provides seminar/workshops on the English and Filipino languages, translation and discourse analysis. The focus of the symposium is on "Building Language Tools and Resources."
15 Feb 2006
If the twentieth century was the era of the nation being imagined in print and broadcast media, then in the 21st century that imagination maybe under challenge by new technologies that enable the imagination of new politico-cultural topographies.
31 Jul 2006
The Eighth Biennial Conference of the Borneo Research Council (BRC) will take place in Kuching, Sarawak from July 31 to 1 August 2006. It will be jointly organised by BRC and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
07 Feb 2006
India and East Asia conference is designed to arrive at a new paradigm to assess the future of this region through a holistic appraisal. This conference aims to attain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of this region through examining how issues of culture, trade and security are interlinked.
27 Feb 2006
One of the objectives of the workshop is to discuss new research in various areas of Malaysian studies undertaken particularly by younger scholars including graduate students
22 Nov 2006
Main themes: Asia-Europe Comparisons; Intercivilizational Encounters; Framing Asia in Global History; Business Empires; Economic Networks; The Past in Current Social Conflicts; Gender Hierarchies and many more
14 Nov 2005
The advent of globalization, has intensified the search for effective strategies in the teaching and learning of the English language, especially in Asia where the gap between demanded competence and actual competence in the use of English is widening.
28 Sep 2005
Yokohama 2005 will feature the work of around 80 participating international and Japanese artists
19 Oct 2005
The conference will bring together scholars, researchers and practitioners working with language, communication, and culture across all fields of inquiry.
07 Dec 2005
Perceiving from the Inside - After half a century of English, the language has acquired a local habitation and matured into Englishes, with its own variety of English in each country influenced by other inheritances such as Sanskrit, Persian etc.
20 Aug 2005
ICAS 4, hosted by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) is expected to draw more than 1500 specialists in Asian Studies.
23 Jun 2005
Sanskrit is one of the most important languages in the Indo-European family and has been instrumental in shaping Asian civilizations beyond the Indian subcontinent. This international conference will focus on Asian culture and civilizations.
13 Jul 2006
We encourage panels and papers that explore how communities have shaped multiple images of Burma/Myanmar that often reflect particular perceptions of the Burmese past, the present, and its possible futures.
24 Nov 2005
This workshop aims to explore complex and diverse intersections between religious practices and global capitalist forces in Asian contexts.


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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.