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Prof Siu Oi-ling, Head of the Department of Psychology of Lingnan University (left 4), and Prof Xin Zi-qiang, Head of the Department of Psychology at RUC (left 2), sign the partnership agreement on behalf of their respective departments, while Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University (left 3), Prof William Hayward, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (left 5), and Prof Wen Xiaotong, Associate Head of the Department of Psychology at RUC (left 1), witness the ceremony.
17 Apr 2024
The Department of Psychology of Lingnan University and the Department of Psychology of Renmin University of China (RUC) signed a new five-year cooperation agreement on 11 April 2024, marking the start of a fresh chapter. The agreement covers teaching exchanges, research collaboration, and professional development, and includes a sub-agreement on the Master's Degree Student Exchange Programme. The agreement will promote academic exchanges between the two departments, and further strengthen their partnership.
12 Apr 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a floating platform that needs no energy, how shredding your anger can make you feel better, and an automatic lid that can help reduce bacteria in your bathroom.
11 Apr 2024
- Aiming to localize the development and manufacturing of sensing elements, currently sourced from overseas, to address global supply chain risks. - Expectations for local industry revitalization through the construction of an advanced sensor ecosystem.
05 Apr 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are where music affects our bodies, a battery powered by the oxygen inside our bodies, and the largest bird family tree to date.
29 Mar 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are spiders that join together to transform into a flower, birds giving the right of way, and a potential natural treatment for hair loss.
Delegation from Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai and East China Normal University visit Lingnan University
28 Mar 2024
Lingnan University's Department of Psychology was honoured to host delegations from Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai (BNU Zhuhai) and East China Normal University (ECNU) for a series of enriching visits and academic exchanges. These visits were a significant milestone in fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing between the institutions.
24 Mar 2024
- Expectations to build a superior domestic and international research network through research excellence, leading global interdisciplinary research and enhancing global research capabilities.
24 Mar 2024
- DGIST startup company “SeaWith” recognized for its excellence in seaweed cultured meat production technology
Starch
19 Mar 2024
The 12th Starch Value Chain ASIA conference was held in Vientiane, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, from February 27 to 29, 2024. The conference encompassed four key themes: Asia’s starch markets, industrial and food-grade tapioca starch in Laos with expansion plans, sustainable climate-smart agri-technology for rice and cassava cultivation, and challenges for future growth in Asia's biogas-to-energy sector.
15 Mar 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are what happens in our brains when we interact with dogs, our brain and eye activity when we focus on something, and how many children is the ‘ideal’ amount.
A scoring system has been developed to help distinguish between two diseases.
15 Mar 2024
Two rare skin conditions with similar symptoms can be mistaken for each other, so a scoring system has been formulated to aid physicians in distinguishing two diseases
Lingnan University organises "Resurgence Career Expo@LingnanU 2024" on campus, drawing the participation of over 100 companies to provide a platform for employers to engage with Lingnanians.
15 Mar 2024
Lingnan University has launched a three-day (13-15 March) career expo, titled "Resurgence Career Expo@LingnanU 2024" on campus, drawing the participation of more than 100 companies offering over a thousand of job opportunities for Lingnanians. The first two days of the physical event attracted over a thousand Lingnan University students and alumni to participate. This marks the University’s first large-scale career expo since the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for employers to engage with Lingnan students, introducing their companies, and jobs. This will allow students who are about to graduate to gain first-hand information about the job market and equip themselves for future career endeavours. Lingnan University also extends a warm welcome to alumni, encouraging them to return to campus and explore development opportunities across various industries. In addition to the physical career fair, Lingnan University is concurrently holding the "Resurgence Career Expo@LingnanU 2024" in hybrid mode. The online platform will remain accessible until the end of April, providing additional time for Lingnan students and graduates to explore job search strategies and pursue their desired careers.
Group photo of the Closing Ceremony of "LU Jockey Club Health and Financial Education Programme for Elderly".
14 Mar 2024
"LU Jockey Club Health and Financial Education Programme for Elderly", organised by Institute of Policy Studies of Lingnan University and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, was awarded the IFEA (Teaching – School Division) Silver Award by Investor and Financial Education Council (IFEC), making it the only university in Hong Kong to be selected as one of the top three winners. The respective Assessment Committees are comprised of government representatives, IFEC Board members, and industry experts, recognising Lingnan University’s efforts to advance investor and financial education by improving the elderly’s health and financial literacy, and sharing best practices in investor and financial education projects. The Honourable Mr Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government, presented an award to Lingnan University representative, Vice-President Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho yesterday (13 March).
Image of OMU experiment conducted: Participant estimates how many dots are shown on a screen.
08 Mar 2024
Findings could aid research into how information presentation might prevent human error
International Women's Day 2024 Poster
07 Mar 2024
In celebration of International Women's Day, we are putting the spotlight on women experts from various fields who are open to speaking with international media about their research and advocacies.
DGIST held a degree ceremony on Feb. 16
24 Feb 2024
Granted degrees to 54 doctoral students, 73 master’s students, and 99 bachelor’s students, fostering a total of 226 talented individuals in science and technology
A photo to commemorate the award of the Samsung Humantech paper awards
24 Feb 2024
- DGIST, which is celebrating its 20th year of establishment, won 1 grand prize, 2 silver prizes, 1 bronze prize, and 2 participation prizes at the 30th Samsung Humantech Paper Award
Opening keynote presentation by Prof Simon Marginson, Director of CGHE (right).
18 Feb 2024
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University, presented at the Centre for Global Higher Education's (CGHE) Annual Conference 2024 at the Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom. The conference, which was titled "The Future of Higher Education", brought together scholars and researchers from around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing higher education in the 21st century.
Lingnan University holds its Staff Communication Day & Staff Party 2024, where President Qin shares the latest developments at the University.
17 Feb 2024
Lingnan University held its Staff Communication Day and Staff Party 2024 yesterday (15 February), where around 700 faculty members and staff gathered to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. This was the first university-wide event of its kind since Prof S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science of Lingnan University took office last year, connecting with all faculty members and staff and sharing the latest developments at the University.
Over 80 professors, faculty members, alumni, and students got together in Shenzhen at a networking event.
05 Feb 2024
Lingnan University’s School of Graduate Studies recently hosted an Alumni Gathering & Networking event in Shenzhen, attended by over 80 professors, faculty members, alumni, and students from the Doctor of Policy Studies Programme, the MSocSc in Organisational Psychology and Education Management Programme, and the MA in International Higher Education and Management Programme. The event was held in Shenzhen so as to create a closer connection between alumni from different fields in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and to strengthen their bond with Lingnan University.
President Qin (right) visits Pomona College in the US and meets with President G. Gabrielle Starr (left).
04 Feb 2024
To further expand Lingnan University's international network and consolidate its leading position in academic research, Prof S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science of Lingnan University, embarked on a two-week visit to the US. During this visit, he engaged in discussions with various prestigious institutions to explore international academic collaboration, aiming to provide students with additional global learning prospects. As the Year of the Dragon is around the corner, President Qin also gathered with Lingnan alumni in the US, fostering connections and leveraging the collective strength of shared experiences to enhance global alumni relationships.
women with straw hat
29 Jan 2024
Three young fellows supported by IDRC’s Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar are tackling crucial issues in women’s rights, economic empowerment, and climate change through their research and advocacy endeavours.
26 Jan 2024
- DGIST’s Dr. Yun JinHyo and team have, jointly with research teams from Japan and Italy, found a path to sustained innovation in the service industry using business models. - Findings have been published in the world-renowned European Journal of Innovation Management (EJIM, SSCI, Q2)
Prof S. Joe Qin, President of Lingnan University, presents souvenirs to Prof Gregory Chow Chi-chong and his wife, Paula Chow. (From left to right: President Qin, Prof Chow, Paula Chow)
23 Jan 2024
To strengthen connections with alumni and showcase the university's rich history and accomplishments, Lingnan University in Hong Kong has initiated a series of alumni interview activities. The first session, led by Prof S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science of Lingnan University, featured a conversation with distinguished alumnus and renowned economist Prof Gregory Chow Chi-chong in the US.
Lingnan University hosts opening ceremony for the Postgraduate Mentorship Programme for young graduates to unleash their full potential in the job market.
20 Jan 2024
Lingnan University held the kick-off ceremony for the 2nd Postgraduate Mentorship Programme on campus today (20 January). About 200 postgraduate students and mentors attended the event, which helps graduating students navigate employment challenges in Hong Kong's rapidly evolving and competitive environment. The programme shows mainland Chinese and overseas non-local students how to adapt strategically to Hong Kong's culture, make smart career choices, and unleash their full potential in the job market.
19 Jan 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are watching plants warn each other of danger, how even “harmless” addictions can have a serious side effects, and how to clear roads and railways faster using gold nanorods.
Lingnan University holds topping-out ceremony for Lingnan Hub. From left: Dr Patrick Wong Chi-kwong, Chairman of the Court of Lingnan University; Mr Augustine Wong Ho-ming, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University; Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, Council Chairman; Prof. S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science; and Ms Katherine Cheung Marn-kay, Council Treasurer.
05 Jan 2024
The topping-out ceremony for Lingnan Hub, Lingnan University’s first comprehensive building offering shared living space for teachers and students, took place today (5 January). The ceremony was officiated by Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, Council Chairman of Lingnan University; Mr Augustine Wong Ho-ming, Deputy Chairman of the Council; Ms Katherine Cheung Marn-kay, Council Treasurer; Dr Patrick Wong Chi-kwong, Chairman of the Court of Lingnan University; and Prof. S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science at Lingnan University. The event was also attended by distinguished guests, faculty, staff and students. The construction of Lingnan Hub began in February 2022 and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024, after approximately three years of construction. Interior work has already commenced, and Lingnan Hub is anticipated to officially open in the academic year 2024/25.
26 Dec 2023
- Inauguration ceremony for the 5th DGIST President, Kun Woo Lee, scheduled for December 20 (Wednesday) - DGIST is headed toward a brilliant future as a world-class university
A primary school in Hong Kong takes part in Lingnan University’s study on "Enhancing positive values among primary students".
17 Dec 2023
The School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University has initiated a research project to address growing concerns regarding the emotional well-being of Hong Kong students and the academic stress they have faced since the COVID-19 pandemic. The project focuses on "Enhancing positive values among primary students through digital storytelling." Research findings indicate that incorporating digital storytelling in primary schools’ English language classes helps inculcate positive values among students. It is found that this pedagogical approach not only improves students’ engagement in class, but also significantly contributes to their holistic development, and emotional and mental well-being, and cultivates positive values in young learners.
08 Dec 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are how eels can transfer DNA, older babies falling for tricks that younger ones do not, and a crystal layer deep in the Earth.

Events

01 Dec 2023
The Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM) initiative of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in partnership with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), is pleased to invite you to the KNOWLEDGE MARKETPLACE – Chiang Mai 2023: Exchanging Ideas for a Democratic Myanmar, which will be held on Friday, December 1st – Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, at Ang Kaew Villa & SPP, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai. Satellite events will be held in Bangkok on 29th November & 1st December and Vancouver on 22nd November.
18 Oct 2023
The Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2023: Sustainable Development Goals International Innovation Awards & Expo (SDG IIAE) is the first in the region focused on recognizing innovations, initiatives, programmes and ideas which contribute to sustainability, eradicating poverty, improving well-being, protecting our planet, and building peace and prosperity.
17 Apr 2023
To achieve Net Zero, the governments of the UK and Singapore are targeting ambitious carbon reduction goals, and electromobility has emerged as a key strategy. Now, Newcastle University (UK) and ERI@N (Singapore) are jointly hosting an international event, known as the Electromobility symposium, in Singapore to debate and discuss experiences in implementing land transport electrification in Singapore and the UK, evaluate policy landscapes, and identify successes and obstacles to inform future strategies.
28 Jun 2023
DSA2023 conference will take place as a hybrid (online and in person) conference and is organised and hosted by the University of Reading,
09 Sep 2022
Join us for the book launch of “Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar” (Cornell University Press, 2022) co-authored by Jacques Bertrand, Alexandre Pelletier, and Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung. Winning by Process asks why the peace process stalled in the decade from 2011 to 2021 despite a liberalizing regime, a national ceasefire agreement, and a multilateral peace dialogue between the state and ethnic minorities.
28 Apr 2022
Organizers: Refinitiv, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, and Asian Development Bank
28 Apr 2022
Some of Asia's top social scientists discuss ways to build an alliance with the region’s policy infrastructure for post-COVID-19 times.
19 Feb 2022
Organised by Tohoku University, this webinar will explore the achievements and challenges of partnership for education in diverse policy context.
28 Dec 2021
The book “Belittled Citizens: The Cultural Politics of Childhood on Bangkok’s Margins” will be launched on 28 December at 5:00 pm. The author Giuseppe Bolotta will present his book exploring the intersection between Thai politics, urban poverty, religion, and global humanitarianism from the perspective of “slum children” in Bangkok. The writer Pim Wangtechawat will also join the discussion to comment on this book, based on a book review she wrote for Mekong Review. At the launch, there will be limited copies of the book available for sale and Giuseppe will be glad to sign them if desired.
10 Dec 2021
To commemorate the International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2021 at 5pm, SEA Junction will hold the screening of Padauk: Myanmar Spring, a documentary that takes the viewer on to the streets of Myanmar during the heady days following the February 2021 military coup.
23 Oct 2021
To launch the research study, “From the Rice Paddy to the Industrial Park: Working Conditions and Forced Labour in Myanmar’s Rapidly Shifting Labour Market,” SEA-Junction and Rapid Asia will organize a panel discussion on 23 October 2021 at 5.00-6.30 pm.
13 Oct 2021
Join us for the 12th #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Bi-Weekly Updates on 13 October 2021 at 7.00-8.00 pm (Bangkok Time) via Zoom (Link: http://bit.ly/Zoom-SEAJunction) and Facebook Live on our page @SEA-Junction.
29 Sep 2021
Join us for the 11th #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Bi-Weekly Updates on 29 September 2021 at 7.00-8.00 pm (Bangkok Time) via Zoom (Link: http://bit.ly/Zoom-SEAJunction) and Facebook Live on our page @SEA-Junction.
16 Sep 2021
SEA Junction in partnership with AJAR will hold the 9th #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Bi-Weekly Updates by Khin Ohmar on 16 September 2021 at 7.00-8.00 pm (Bangkok Time).
03 Sep 2021
SEA Junction in partnership with AJAR will hold the 9th #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Bi-Weekly Updates by Khin Ohmar on 3 September 2021 at 9.00-10.00 am (Bangkok Time).
20 Aug 2021
SEA Junction in collaboration with AJAR will hold the 8th #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Bi-Weekly Updates by Khin Ohmar on 20 August 2021 at 9.30-10.30 am (Bangkok Time) via Zoom and Facebook Live.
03 Aug 2021
SEA Junction in collaboration with AJAR will hold the 7th #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Bi-Weekly Updates by Khin Ohmar on 3 August 2021 at 8.00-9.00 pm (Bangkok Time) via Zoom and Facebook Live.
17 Jul 2021
To highlight the challenges, resilience and roles of artists, SEA Junction will hold a blended event on 17 July 2021 with the title of “From Fear to Resilience: Artists Amid the Pandemic”. The gathering will explore the resilience of both traditional and contemporary artists in Thailand and wider Southeast Asia.
07 Jul 2021
The 1st ALTERSEA conference aims to bring together researchers from around the world to reflect on the main issues studied by the Observatory in Southeast Asia: social movements and social activism, as well as less visible initiatives, marginal or infra-political forms of protest and resistance, and what we might consider social systems of political regulation.
24 May 2021
The webinar organised by Universities UK International (UUKi) will take place on Monday 24 May 2021 at 8:30-10:30am (UK time). The webinar focusses on Japan-UK research collaboration and is open to UK and Japan based researchers, and university research managers.
25 Mar 2021
The Irrawaddy and SEA Junction have joined together to provide bi-weekly updates on the latest developments in Myanmar.
16 Mar 2021
In times that the Mekong has just dropped to worrying levels, we hope that the issue is brought into wider attention through this 2-week long exhibition.

Researchers

Andrei Popescu
Angel Investor and a Vision-driven entrepreneur/executive with career-long record of business growth and innovation.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Crystal Ying Chan
Epidemiologist working with health of marginalized groups, including migrants, informal houses residents, homeless and women caregivers.
Trần Thị Vân Dung was born in Vietnam in 1978. In 2006, she graduated from Hue University with a Bachelor of Pedagogy in Linguistics. In 2013, she received a Master of Vietnamese Literature from the University of Sciences, Hue University. Currently, she is undertaking a Ph.D. course in Vietnamese Literature at Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam. She has been the principal lecturer at Thua Thien Hue Pedagogical College since 2013. She sits on the reviewer board of Horizon Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences Research, a prominent scholarly peer-reviewed leading journal.
Southeast Asia Media Studies Association
Mary Anne Mallari specializes in film and literary criticism.
Someone in love with a field of knowledge, have strong desire to discover and explore about teaching and learning. My primary research interests focus on media studies, crisis reporting, fake news, media freedom and democratization, particularly in analysing the media content which is closely connected to politics, state and market; and ideological representation.
Southeast Asia Media Studies Association
Erwin James A. dela Cruz (he/they) or Alonzo, is a graduate student and researcher in Philippine Studies with a sub-specialization in Development Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman and also serves as the Secretary General of the Southeast Asian Media Studies Association (SEAMSA). Their research interests are political economy of media, media industry studies, Boys’ Love studies, and development studies. They intend to engage with Asian media industries and their production of LGBTQ+ media.
Dr. Niranjan Devkota is a distinguished researcher in climate change, agriculture, and poverty. He actively contributes to policy dialogues and has extensive experience in governmental and non-governmental sectors, demonstrating his commitment to driving positive change.
Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo is an early-career researcher and assistant professor at Indonesia's Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga. He is a Ph.D. student at Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung (IfKW), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Ilham believes science communication is crucial in bridging the gap between research practice and health policy implementation. His research area concerns how scientists and journalists influence decision-makers to understand scientific uncertainty in public health.
A PhD student in the health sciences department, studying population studies in health. A graduate student researcher at the University of Lethbridge, under the guidance of Dr. Olu Awosoga and Dr. Hendrika Beaulieu. Majoring in Indigenous health and conducting research on perceived mental and general health status of Indigenous women with chronic illnesses, relating to past experiences of discrimination, trauma and racism. Also focusing on the impact of health policies on the perception of wellness and health. Prior to coming to Canada, worked under the supervision of the UNHCR in Malaysia in project on the access and utilization of healthcare services among refugees. Holds an MSc in public health from the International Medical University and a Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery from Sana’a University.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Professor Winnie Mak Wing-sze
Professor Winnie Mak Wing-sze is the director the of Diversity and Well-Being Laboratory and currently a Professor at the Department of Psychology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr. Randolph Chan's research areas focus on the mental health and positive development of youth from marginalized populations with a particular emphasis on sexual and gender minorities.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Henry Ho Chun-yip
Dr. Henry Ho is a Registered Psychologist (RP) of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society. His current research aims to examine the impact of psychological capital on work performance and well-being.
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.
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.
An energetic and talented researcher with a strong desire to build a career within the research industry. Passionate, self-motivated individual with a drive to succeed, with excellent organizational skills. Highly efficient and methodical with a good eye for detail with a proactive approach to performance and data accuracy.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Professor Chou has wide research interests in areas concerning geriatric psychiatry, elderly policies, population policy especially immigrant policy, poverty, welfare reform, income inequality and health policy.
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.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Dr. Esther Lau Yuet-ying
Dr Esther Lau specializes in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. Currently, her primary line of research aims to uncover some of the complex relationships between sleep, emotional and cognitive functioning.
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) .
Lingnan University (LU)
Emilie Yeh Yueh-yu
Professor Yeh is a recognized specialist in Chinese and Asian cinema studies.
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.
Ismene
Ismene Gizelis is professor at the Department of Government in the University of Essex. Her main research interests are in conflict dynamics, peacekeeping, gender equality and post-conflict reconstruction, and communicable diseases. For the most up to date details, please see my personal webpage: http://tigizelis.com.
Duke-NUS Medical School
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Semra Ozdemir is an Assistant Professor at Lien Centre for Palliative Care and the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS. Her main research areas are medical decision making and health economics
Lingnan University (LU)
Picture of Prof.Maggie Lau Ka-wai
Prof. Maggie Lau has an extensive research and teaching experience in development and policy studies, poverty and social exclusion, children and youth well-being.
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
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Prof. Chen's research interests are in corporate finance and financial accounting, including management compensation, corporate innovation, audit quality and pricing, earnings management, corporate disclosure, and more.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Dr. Connie Cassy Ompok is an early childhood education expert and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She Started her career in Early Childhood Education as a preschool teacher (2004-2007), a lecturer in early childhood education at the Malaysian Institute of Teacher Education (2008-2016) before serving as a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at UMS (2016 until now).
Advanced Centre for Sustainable Socio-Economic and Technological Development (ASSET), University of Technology Sarawak (UTS)
Dr. Tariq is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Creative Media, University of Technology Sarawak, Sibu Malaysia. He has 20 years of experience working as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and development practitioner with indigenous and underserved communities of Malaysia, Namibia and Pakistan. His research interests include Indigenous Knowledge Management (Governance), Community-based Co-design (HCI), Rural ICT, Community Informatics and ICT4D.
Alexandre Pelletier's research is on religious violence, ethnic conflict, and peace in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia and Myanmar, where he has conducted extensive fieldwork. He has a Ph.D. in political science from University of Toronto and is currently Senior Researcher and Managing Director at the Postcor Lab based at the University of Toronto. He is also a visiting fellow at the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University.

Giants in history

Michiaki Takahashi (17 February 1928 – 16 December 2013) was a Japanese virologist who developed the first chickenpox vaccine.
Maggie Lim (5 January 1913 – November 1995) was a Singaporean physician who promoted family planning and expanded the access to clinics to improve the quality of life for mothers and children in Singapore’s early days.
The founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute in India, Muthulakshmi Reddy (30 July 1886 – 22 July 1968), fought to uplift women and girls from impoverished situations.
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.
Tsuneko (7 June 1933) and Reiji Okazaki (8 October 1930 – 1 August 1975) were a Japanese couple who discovered Okazaki fragments – short sequences of DNA that are synthesized during DNA replication and linked together to form a continuous strand.
Sir Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry Vishveshwarayya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962) is widely regarded as India’s most outstanding engineer. In a career that spanned almost his entire life, Vishveshwarayya played a pivotal role in several engineering projects, including designing the Krishnarajasagara dam that is still the source of irrigation and drinking water for parts of Karnataka today.
Indian scientist and physician Upendranath Brahmachari (19 December 1873–6 February 1946) is best known for creating a drug called Urea Stibamine, used to safely and reliably treat visceral leishmaniasis (or Kala-azar), a severe infection caused by the Leishmania parasite.
Ali
Little is known about Ali, a teenager from Sarawak, Malaysia, who was chief assistant to the famous naturalist Alfred Wallace. Most of what is known comes from Wallace’s writings. Ali accompanied Wallace on expeditions throughout the Malay Archipelago from December 1855 to February 1862.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Rajeshwari Chatterjee (24 January 1922 – 3 September 2010) was the first female engineer from Karnataka in India.