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LU and CCU in Taiwan sign a MOU to promote cooperation in education and academic research between the two institutions.
22 Jun 2022
Lingnan University (LU) and National Chung Cheng University (CCU) in Taiwan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote cooperation in education and academic research between the two institutions. At the signing ceremony held virtually on 22 June 2022, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, LU Acting President, and Prof Hao Feng-ming, Vice-President of CCU, signed the MOU on behalf of the two parties.
16 Jun 2022
Many applications of big data in language education are associated with multimedia learning, and a considerable proportion of the practices of integrating multimedia into language learning resources is associated with annotations for vocabulary learning. The literature indicates that multimedia annotations are very effective in promoting vocabulary learning and that pictorial annotations lead to effective vocabulary learning, but their creation is challenging and time-consuming.
06 Jun 2022
Lingnan University (LU) comes first in Hong Kong and second in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan universities in the Chinese University Translation Ability Index 2021 recently released by the National Translation Competence Research Center of Beijing Foreign Studies University.
31 May 2022
A large body of research supports the critical role of handwriting in reading, both in alphabetic languages and Chinese. Studies of alphabetic languages found that handwriting practice facilitates early letter categorisation ability.
20 May 2022
Lingnan University (LU) has achieved remarkable results in the 2022 Top Universities and Top Scientists Rankings conducted by Research.com based on h-index performance and bibliometric indicators.
19 May 2022
Giants in History: Palaeontologist Yichun Hao (1920 – 2001) co-authored the first Chinese textbooks on palaeontology and micropalaeontology.
Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of LU (left), Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, Council Chairman of LU (middle), Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of LU (right) announce LU’s Strategic Plan for 2022-28.
13 May 2022
Lingnan University (LU) announced today (12 May) its Strategic Plan for 2022-28 which is encapsulated by the tagline “Stronger, Soaring” to move the University forward in seven strategic areas: Optimising Liberal Arts Education in the Digital Era; Augmenting Postgraduate Studies; Inspiring Research with Impact; Interfacing Responsible Leadership with Glocal Entrepreneurship; Bolstering Institutional Advancement, Alumni Development and Branding; Enhancing Campus Infrastructure and Planning Campus Expansion; and Deepening the Connection to the Greater Bay Area and the Rest of Mainland.
12 May 2022
The Education University of Hong Kong has received four silver medals and two bronze at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in March 2022. The exhibition is a renowned event to showcase innovations and inventions from all over the world. The award-winning inventions cover a variety of areas: behavioural and cognitive therapy, music education, environmental detection, image captioning and product search engines.
04 May 2022
Hong Kong is a multilingual society, but nearly 90% of the population speak Cantonese as a first language. Cantonese is used in both formal and informal settings. Many non-local people living and working in Hong Kong therefore need to learn Cantonese in order to integrate themselves into the local community. Despite its dominant status, however, Cantonese has never been formalised and implemented into the school curriculum. Consequently, learning and teaching materials and teaching methods vary considerably. Dr Andy Chin Chi-on, Head and Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), proposed a research programme adopting a more scientific and objective approach to promote the learning and teaching Cantonese.
19 Apr 2022
The academy will develop SUSS students to become ethical and compassionate leaders, and aims to raise another SGD4 million to sustain these efforts and initiatives.
Hong Kong’s top boccia athlete Ng Chi-hang will join LU’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme in the coming academic year. (Photo provided by Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)
13 Apr 2022
Lingnan University (LU) is delighted to announce the admission of Hong Kong’s top boccia athlete Ng Chi-hang through Lingnan’s new Direct Entry Stream for Top Athletes (DESTA) under the University Grants Committee’s Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA). Ng represented Hong Kong in boccia at China’s 10th National Games for Persons with Disabilities and 7th National Special Olympic Games in 2019 and The Asian Para Games at Incheon in 2014. He will be joining LU’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme in the coming academic year.
01 Apr 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a magnetic slime, training for robotic surgeries, and the furthest star from Earth.
ELSI
01 Apr 2022
地球生命研究所(ELSI)は、生命と惑星の起源と進化を探求する新しい総合大学院コースを開設した。
31 Mar 2022
The urgent need for sustainable development, combined with reaction to climate change from industry and society, has urged many governments in the Asia-Pacific region to develop policies that will lead to a low-carbon economy. The resulting structural changes in labour markets require that new skills be incorporated into technical vocational education and training (TVET). But a research of Dr Margarita Pavlova, Associate Professor at the Department of International Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, revealed that countries in the Asia-Pacific region lack the green skills to implement and sustain low-carbon economies.
21 Mar 2022
The theme of MTE 2022 is "Embracing the New Norm and Moving to New Frontiers," and this prestigious event is expected to attract over 10,000 online visitors from all over the world via its virtual exhibition platform.
18 Mar 2022
Dr Jesus Alfonso D. Datu, Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC), The Education University of Hong Kong, was named a Rising Star from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in February 2022. The designation is presented to outstanding psychology researchers in the earliest stages of their careers.
The 200-year-old U Bein Bridge, located in Amarapura
09 Mar 2022
Myanmar’s military coup has created new challenges for the country’s researchers.
ELSI
07 Mar 2022
The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Tokyo launches a new integrated graduate course exploring the origin and evolution of life and planets.
25 Feb 2022
Top ministerial leaders, policymakers, educators, and technology leaders assemble to address the future of education in Malaysia
25 Feb 2022
SUSS partners Singapore Scout Association to promote youth leadership in sustainability to serve the community
25 Feb 2022
The tourism industry’s performance was hampered first by the Easter Sunday bomb explosions in 2019 and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Sri Lanka saw a decline in tourist arrivals from 1,913,702 in 2019 to 194,495 in 2021. It is estimated that revenue declined from USD 3600 million to USD 261 million during 2019-2021, reflecting a staggering 92.75% reduction due to a fall in arrivals.
SignTown
23 Feb 2022
Computer game uses a camera and AI-based movement recognition to teach sign language to a broader public.
22 Feb 2022
A recent study conducted by Lingnan University and the University of Oxford proposes finds that university graduates retain rewards despite their diminishing scarcity as long as they possess good cognitive skills.
21 Feb 2022
A great deal of discussion is underway on what appears to be the latest wave of migration from Sri Lanka. While the exact scale and nature of youth migration remain unclear, the costs of brain drain dominate these discussions. The brain drain concern is valid, yet focusing on it alone can limit our understanding of the complex implications of migration. This blog argues that apart from its challenges, youth migration can also present some surprising opportunities for socio-economic development if strategically managed.
EdUHK Dr Linnie Wong Wins CiCea Annual Best Publication Award
17 Feb 2022
Dr Linnie Wong Koon-lin, Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong, received the Best Publication Award 2020 from the Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association (CiCea) in 2021.
08 Feb 2022
On 16-17 February 2022, the 6th annual EDUtech Philippines 2022 will once again bring together the Philippines’ entire education ecosystem to discuss new strategies, pedagogies and innovations to bring 21st century quality education to all in the Philippines.
07 Feb 2022
Traditional education focuses on homework and examination drills. However, comparing with repetitive training, allowing students to choose the topics and the ways of their daily practice can effectively arouse their learning motivation. Therefore, Dr Zou Di at the Department of English Language Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, designed a personalised vocabulary learning system, so that students are able to practice English according to their interests and preferences.
07 Feb 2022
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or reading difficulties (RD) tend to struggle with working memory and literacy. To help overcome these obstacles, Dr Kean Poon Kei-yan, a registered educational psychologist, at the Department of Special Education and Counselling of The Education University of Hong Kong, has developed i-Maze – the first-ever Chinese-character-focused gaming app for young children with special educational needs (SEN).
21 Jan 2022
A research by Dr Gail Yuen Wai-kwan, Associate Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), led to fundamental changes in government policy and the funding of early childhood education. It showed that the marketisation model using voucher funding decreased educational quality, and increased social and economic inequities.
Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, first and only woman to date to win the Fields Medal
12 Jan 2022
Giants in History: Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani (12 May 1977 – 14 July 2017) was the first and only woman and Iranian to date to win the Fields Medal in 2014 for her work on curved surfaces.

Events

14 Sep 2022
EDUtech Thailand returns for its 2nd edition on 14-15 September to bring together the education community across Thailand.
04 Aug 2022
Back for its 3rd edition on 4-5 August 2022, EDUtech Indonesia will once again, bring together the education community in Indonesia to inspire the next generation.
17 May 2022
With a brand-new focus, join us to explore Asia Smart Campus Summit (3rd edition) happening LIVE on 17 & 18 May 2022 via Hopin platform with 30+ Inspiring speakers, 100+ Virtual attendees, 4+ Networking session, 3+ Panel discussions of educations professionals and campus intelligence experts globally participating in this summit.
07 Nov 2022
We invite scientists, doctors, students and other delegates engaging in scientific research related to cancer to join us at Singapore’s preferred cancer conference.
19 Feb 2022
Organised by Tohoku University, this webinar will explore the achievements and challenges of partnership for education in diverse policy context.
09 Mar 2022
This March 9-10, join us at EDUtech Malaysia as we bring together the education community across Malaysia to inspire the next generation.
16 Feb 2022
Back for its 6th edition on 16-17 February 2022, EDUtech Philippines brings together the education community to build back better and quality education in The Philippines.
09 Sep 2021
Tohoku University will be hosting the 8th German-Japanese (HeKKSaGOn) University Presidents' Conference from Sept 9-10. The online event includes an Academic Conference on the first day that is open to the general public. See article for details.
30 Jul 2021
The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) and the College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka (CBSL), will conduct the 1st Virtual Education Symposium themed “The ‘New Normal’ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education”, on the 30thof July 2021.
09 Nov 2021
Educators and education establishments across the region are actively purchasing technology solutions to enable remote learning, improve communication and accelerate learning. At EDUtech Asia, join us as we welcome educators and edtech providers from around the region to inspire the next generation.
14 Sep 2021
Over two days, we’ll be broadcasting over 60 presentations and live panel debates from leading educators and edtech innovators from across Thailand. Join in from wherever you are online either live or watch the sessions on-demand.
30 Jun 2021
Osaka Prefecture University (OPU) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) signed a comprehensive agreement to jointly implement the World Bank's WB-Higher Education Improvement Project (HEIP) aiming toward to reform education at Cambodia's leading universities.
04 Aug 2021
Broadcasting live online to you, 2 days of K-12 and Higher Education content, featuring presentations, panel discussions, and townhalls to virtually discuss the role of technology in education
26 Nov 2021
Introducing EDUtech India, a virtual festival taking place on 26-27 November to bring together the education community across India.
24 Feb 2021
Over two days we’ll be broadcasting over 40 presentations and live panel debates from leading educators and edtech innovators from across Malaysia.
03 Nov 2020
Bringing you EduTECH Asia Virtual 2020, Asia’s largest Digital Festival of Education on November 3 - 6, 2020, with 2 days of pre-event Masterclasses on October 30 and November 2.
22 Mar 2021
Rethinking education in the new normal. Future EdTech 2021 brings you this perfect opportunity to meet thousands of educators from primary education to universities.
04 Jul 2020
Tohoku University's Graduate School of Education is hosting a three-part webinar series on how the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming education in the Asia-Pacific region. The event is in English and open to everyone. But spots are limited and registration is required. Details: https://bit.ly/2MT2UFA
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has organized a grand celebration event in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its opening and 12th anniversary of its establishment on Tuesday, May 12, 2019.

Researchers

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Dr. Nor Aiman Sukindar has joined International Islamic University Malaysia in 2019 and currently working as Assistant Professor in Manufacturing and Materials Department and at the same time holding a position as Chairman of the Advanced Manufacturing and Material Research Unit (AMTech). Before joining IIUM, Dr. Aiman was working with Politeknik Kuching Sarawak for more than seven years from 2011 until 2019. Dr. Aiman has extensive experience in research pertaining to additive manufacturing technologies including the design and development of 3D printers, fabricating scaffold structures for bone replacement using biomaterials, optimization printing parameters, and any other related field. Dr. Aiman was awarded grants from industries and the government including PPRN, Tin Grant, and Sponsored research grant. Recently, Dr. Aiman won several awards including a silver medal in Asia Innovation Festival 2022, Gold Medal in RITEC 2021 Competition in 2021, and a silver medal and Outstanding Award in SDG MTE 2021 Competition also in 2021.
Lingnan University (LU)
Lam Woo & Co Ltd Chair Professor Siu Oi-ling is Chair Professor teaching psychology courses. Her research interests are in Occupational Health Psychology, specifically occupational stress, psychology of safety and work-life balance.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr. Andy C. Chin
Trained as a linguist, Dr. Andy Chin has a wide range of interests in linguistics research, including linguistic typology, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and Chinese linguistics.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr. Margarita Pavlova
Margarita Pavlova is the Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong) and an Associate Professor in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at The Education University of Hong Kong.
Professor Beena Giridharan is the Dean for Learning and Teaching at Curtin Malaysia, and provides academic leadership to Curtin Malaysia, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Her research and academic interests include: vocabulary acquisition in ESL, educational administration and leadership; higher education practices, transnational education (TNE), ethno-linguistic studies in indigenous communities, and social and cultural studies. As a member of an OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia) funded project entitled ‘Learning without Borders’ she has investigated leadership roles in Trans-National Education (TNE) and internationalization of the curriculum.
Ms. Nagal is an alumna of the University, who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management and a Master in Business Administration major in Entrepreneurship from the UST Graduate School.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr Kean Poon Kei-yan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Education University of Hong Kong.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr. Zou Di
Dr Zou Di is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language Education, The Education University of Hong Kong.
Maria Pilar Lorenzo is a Ph.D. candidate at Ghent University's Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent. She holds an MSc degree in International Politics and an Advanced MSc degree in Cultures and Development Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. As a researcher, she is fascinated with examining issues relating to higher education, regionalization and governance. She is also a licensed professional teacher and a certified trainer.
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Prof. David Lee
David Lee is currently a professor of the finance programme at The School of Business ;Singapore University of Social Science.
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Dr. Lo Swee Won
Dr Lo Swee Won is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Kevin Chung Kien-hoa
Prof. Kevin is a Chair Professor of Child Development and Special Education and Director of the Centre for Child and Family Science at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
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Dr. Irina's research focuses on sustainability, including an analysis of environmental management, the urban environment, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and education for sustainable development, or ESD, and its application in real-world contexts.
Director Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at Multimedia University (MMU). One of her main duties at TTO is to manage the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the academic researchers as TTO. Dr Olivia Tan is also involved in Erasmus+ Spire, European grant project as Quality Manager in 2018 to 2020. SPIRE’s overall objective is contributing to the effectiveness of Research and Innovation management at HEIs by enhancing IPR  matters.
Dr. Olivia Tan Swee Leng was a Legal Counsel at Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and in charge of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution for both .com from Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre and .my cases, as well as Mediation/Arbitration case management.  She obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree with honours in 1993 from University of London (UK) and completed her Certificate of Legal Practise (CLP) in 1996.  She was the book prize winner for the Civil Procedure Paper and General Paper awarded by the Certificate of Legal Practise Board (Malaysia) in 1996.  She practised as an advocate and solicitor in Malaysia in the area of Corporate Litigation, Intellectual Property (Trademark), and Banking and Conveyancing. She continued to pursue her Masters in Law at the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2002. Later that year, she ceased legal practise to lecture Company Law, Business Law and Commercial Law at Nilai University in Malaysia as a Senior Lecturer in Law and headed the Department of Admission and Records as a Deputy Registrar.  She obtained her PhD in Law at the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2014.  Presently, she is the Director Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at Multimedia University (MMU). One of her main duties at TTO is to manage the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the academic researchers as TTO. Dr Olivia Tan is also involved in Erasmus+ Spire, European grant project as Quality Manager in 2018 to 2020. SPIRE’s overall objective is contributing to the effectiveness of Research and Innovation management at HEIs by enhancing IPR capacities at three complementary levels, thereby addressing major difficulties identified in the target ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand). She is also currently a legal consultant for Valiantlytix Sdn Bhd (a Data analytic platfom) .
University of Malaya
Ridha is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is jointly an associate member of Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing (AMMP) Center at the University of Malaya.
Lingnan University (LU)
Leonard K Cheng
Professor Leonard K Cheng became President of Lingnan University of Hong Kong in September 2013. Prior to joining Lingnan University, he served as Dean of the School of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) from 2009 to 2013.
Lingnan University (LU)
Emilie Yeh Yueh-yu
Professor Yeh is a recognized specialist in Chinese and Asian cinema studies.
Hadiyanto is a researcher at Universitas Jambi in the area of social science, particularly in education. In 2021, He was invited as a speaker AIbotic Series, European Week, and Edutech.
Nanyang Technological University
Kenneth Y T Lim operates at the intersection of cultural anthropology, the learning sciences, and cognitive psychology.
A professor and Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Ms. Cortez is also an experienced Department/College Head where she handled multiple courses, created new course offerings and curriculum development, while implementing different programs and projects within the department and managing cross department collaboration. Prior to teaching, she was exposed to different industries such as in Marketing, Sales, Banking, and Insurance.
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I am a faculty and the chair of the Department of Information Technology, College of Computer Studies Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan. I am into security, networking, robotics, authentic assessment, technology and innovation.
The University of Tokyo
Lian is an IT professional with a bachelor's in Computer Science at De La Salle University and a masters in Information Studies at The University of Tokyo. She had previously handled professional projects in culture-based conservation and blended learning. She is currently based in Chiba, Japan as a research student in Sustainability Science at UTokyo's Kashiwa campus. Her research focuses on educational technology for sustainable development (ICT4Ed and ESD). Aside from her day job, Lian enjoys painting and has participated in a number of exhibitions in her hometown, Davao City.
Gender Equality Network (GEN)
May Sabe Phyu
May Sabe Phyu is Director of the Gender Equality Network and a recipient of International Women of Courage Award as well as the Global Trailblazer Award for her role in advancing the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Myanmar.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr. Winnie Lam Wai Man
Dr. Lam Wai Man Winnie (BScIT, PhD, IEEE member) joined The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in 2016 .Her research areas are bioinformatics, data analytics, e-learning and blended learning.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
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Dr Leung Chi-Hin’s compositions mix elements of East and West, in the process revealing the composer’s diverse cultural background and his particular interest in timbral and textural explorations
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
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Dr. Ken is currently an assistant professor in the department of Chemistry at HKBU. His current research interests center on advanced analytical chemistry technologies, with particular emphasis on creating and applying novel instrumental analysis technologies based on microfluidics and materials engineering.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Prof. Lim Cher Ping
Prof. Lim Cher Ping's research and development focus has been on supporting the sustainability and scalability of innovations in schools and teacher education institutions.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr.Hung Keung
Dr. Hung Keung is an internationally renowned digital media artist, researcher, scholar and designer, who has been involved in the creative and research aspects of film, video and digital new media art around the world since 1995.
Dr. Ian Lam Chun-Bun
Dr. Lam examines how social relationships, especially family relationships, may shape individual adjustment, particularly social and emotional well-being.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Eva Lau Yi Hung
Dr. Eva's research interest lies in family influences on children's school readiness and school adjustment. She also explores the influences of various parenting behaviours on children's social behaviour.