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13 Oct 2014
The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organizes “10 Day” Social Innovation Festival (“10 Day Fest”) on campus. From 10 to 19 October, it features more than 70 interesting activities for the public, local and overseas civic leaders, academics and innovators.
02 Oct 2014
Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have announced $10 million in total to four Canadian and developing-country research teams.
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30 Sep 2014
An opinion piece by Professor Shin Matsuzono of Waseda University on the Scottish independence referendum that took place on 18 September 2014.
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24 Sep 2014
Opinion article by Assistant Professor Takeshi Hiroshige of Waseda University on issues surrounding the seawall construction plans proposed by the Japanese government.
02 Sep 2014
In Hong Kong, over 3,600 tons of food is discarded every day, amounting to one-third of the city’s solid waste. Half of the unwanted food is in fact edible, a testimony to the seriousness of the issue of food waste.
17 Jul 2014
Calling researchers worldwide to visit www.oer-impact.net to read the details of an open competition for research studies on the Impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kurt Ho with his design themed Fallen
30 Jun 2014
Twenty-four graduating students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) displayed their design flair and talent at the 2014 PolyU Fashion Show on 25 June at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
23 Jun 2014
The China Hong Kong Chapter, Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University jointly announced the details of Design for Well-being Award for Asia and the Western Pacific Region on 18 June 2014.
05 Jun 2014
The School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University kicked off its Annual Show at the Jockey Club Innovation Tower (ITower). For the first time, exhibits are located at galleries and open-studios on multiple floors of the building. Public audience is welcome to visit the Show and explore the architecture of the ITower.
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06 May 2014
In recent years, the relationship between Asia and Africa has assumed an unprecedented significance in the political and economic as well as the social and cultural spheres. The bonds between the two continents are projected to grow even stronger and have a decisive impact on the 21st century.
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21 Apr 2014
UiTM researchers are modernising the 'Rebana Ubi', a traditional Malaysian musical instrument by infusing it with a modern computer aided technology.
Gamelan
28 Mar 2014
This study evaluated how Gamelan music can be assimilated into contemporary music compositions and performance practices, opening up new possibilities for the use of the gamelan in the music industry.
21 Mar 2014
The Nottingham University Malaysia Campus offers free English speaking workshops to local secondary schools as part of their Community Outreach Programme which aims to not only deliver a valuable day for the students and but also build a network among local educational practitioners.
11 Feb 2014
Incorporating the gamelan into contemporary music
24 Jan 2014
Is charity altruistic or egoistically motivated? Are there ethical and unethical religious giving? Is there anything specifically ‘Asian’ about particular conceptions of ethical giving? What are our alternatives to thinking through such issues beyond simple dichotomies?
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08 Jan 2014
Tokyo, 8 Jan - Waseda university researchers discovered a new private tomb in the el-Khokha area of the Theban necropolis, across the Nile from Luxor. The owner of the tomb is Khonsuemheb, who was called Chief of the Workshop for Mut and Chief Brewer of the Temple of Mut.
02 Jan 2014
New research by Professor Emmanuel Manalo of Waseda University and Assistant Professor Yuri Uesaka of University of Tokyo has found that mnemonic images and explicit sound contrasting help Japanese children learn more effectively the sounds of the English alphabet.
05 Dec 2013
Professor Pai Hsien-yung is a world-renowned contemporary novelist, critic, playwright and an essayist whose literary creations have earned him great critical acclaim. His published works have been translated into different languages and adapted for the stage, television and the cinema.
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11 Nov 2013
The UP Vargas Museum opens Life’s Arcade: QUIAPO, a photography exhibit by Rick Rocamora on November 12, Tuesday, 4PM at the 3F galleries of the museum.
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29 Oct 2013
The Tale of the Heike was reinvented as a national epic at the end of the Meiji period to gratify national pride. Opinion article by Prof. Yuichi Otsu of Waseda University.
10 Sep 2013
Bangkok, 10 September 2013— A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied.
01 Aug 2013
Humanities Diliman is the first UP Diliman journal to be indexed in Scopus. It is a journal on arts and humanities in the Philippines published biannually by the University of the Philippines Diliman through its Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD).
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21 Jul 2013
Professor Hoon Lee offers solutions for Korean tourism
22 Jun 2013
Opinion article by Jinshi Fujii of Waseda University – “How far can these ties be restored given the current state of Japanese cinema, which has become about as individualist and fragmented as it can get?”
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19 Jun 2013
(Okayama, Japan, 19 June 2013) Japan's ancient 'Kofun' burial mounds: Fusion of traditional archaeology with cutting edge information technology to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
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08 May 2013
Everyone’s been talking about the musical film Les Misérables that came out last year, but what is it that makes it so appealing? Opinion article by Prof. Yoshitaka Watanabe of Waseda University
09 Apr 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organized the first ever Symposium on Citizenship Education on 8th of April. This event has brought together some 50 participants including scholars and educators at home and abroad.
09 Apr 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has named a lecture theatre on its campus after Wofoo Foundation to pay tribute to the Foundation Chairman Dr Joseph Lee for his significant contributions to education and community services, as well as ardent support to the University.
09 Apr 2013
Opinion article by Prof. Yukiko Fukagawa of Waseda University "The freshest aspect of this administration is not the president’s position as the first female president of South Korea, but the president’s goal of achieving happy society and for being the first administration in history to push social policy."
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19 Feb 2013
Kuala Lumpur, 19 Feb - Weekly music therapy sessions can have a positive effect on behaviour in children with autism, reports a paper in Pertanika Journal. In a study of 41 children, improvements were seen particularly in inattentive behaviours over a ten month period.

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