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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.
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.
14 Jul 2015
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of the renowned Bangladeshi development organization BRAC, has won the 2015 World Food Prize.
14 Jul 2015
Universiti Putra Malaysia Professor Ir Dr Mohd Sapuan Salit has become the first Malaysian engineer to have been elected as Fellow of the United States’ Society of Automotive Engineers International.
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14 Jul 2015
Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced today that 21 captive-raised southern river terrapins have been released back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia.
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02 Jul 2015
The Bank Rakyat Foundation (BRF) intends to showcase sustainable development on an island at peninsular Malaysia’s east coast with the expertise of The National University of Malaysia (UKM).
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30 Jun 2015
Commuter families normally consist of dual-career marriages that choose to establish separate homes to fulfill their career commitments.
29 May 2015
Researchers in South-East Asia are studying how tourism policy and local community involvement impact the tourism industry.
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28 May 2015
A survey by Taylor’s-Toulouse University Centre (TTUC) is collecting data on the food habits of individuals and how their choices are related to modernisation and other social factors. Results show that almost 40% of all Malaysian meals are consumed outside the home – one of the highest dining out rates worldwide.
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26 May 2015
Australian researchers are working with Indonesian government agencies and universities to assess the impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining in eastern Indonesia.
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26 May 2015
Researchers are working with Punjabi farmers to test innovations that will reduce pressure on overused aquifers.
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21 May 2015
Malaysia aims to protect 10% of its marine environment by 2020. Less than 1%, however, is currently protected. This may have dire consequences for the country’s endangered dugong population, warn a Malaysian scientist and her research team.
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20 May 2015
Researchers have published the first systematic data on infanticide and illegal infant abandonment in Malaysia, which could ultimately aid in the development of preventive measures.
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20 May 2015
A Malaysian indigenous group has revived its alphabet from the brink of extinction, thanks to specially designed computer fonts.
15 May 2015
A Book analysing and describing plants and selected food based on the verses of the Quran and Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and authoured by researchers of The National University of (UKM), was launched.
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15 May 2015
Research has found that the Malays were the first farmers who cultivated rice and domesticated livestock in today's Java Sea, Malacca and Sunda straits, and the islands between them.
13 May 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held the Second Inauguration of Endowed Professorships at the Jockey Club Auditorium
13 May 2015
A key priority of the program is to develop evidence, innovations and policies for improved health, healthier food systems, and the prevention of food-related non-communicable diseases.

Events

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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