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26 Feb 2021
Twenty-two scholars of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) were named on Stanford University’s list of the top two per cent most-cited scientists in various disciplines, including President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, Chair Professor of Public Policy; Professor Jim Chi-yung, Research Chair Professor of Geography & Environmental Science; and Professor Wong Ming-hung, Advisor (Environmental Science).
24 Feb 2021
Springer Nature and the University of Tokyo to hold SDGs Symposium 2021, “Interdisciplinary science solutions for food, water, climate and ecosystems Sustainable Development Goals”
19 Feb 2021
Experts from University of Toronto's Asian Institute will discuss the recent events in Myanmar, during a webinar on Feb. 23. Registration is free.
17 Feb 2021
IDRC seeks proposals for action research projects to generate evidence on innovative legal empowerment approaches and experimentation from the field. Lasting three years, the research projects can be either single country studies led by local organizations or multi-country studies led by local organizations across countries.
16 Feb 2021
The 2nd Call for Proposal for the Small Grant Program "Staying Resilient Amid the Pandemic in Southeast Asia" is now open!
11 Feb 2021
ARN's February newsletter features research about catalyzing plastic recycling, the mental health toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, antiperovskites and oolong tea. In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we also have tips for addressing gender bias in STEM communications, and inspirational stories about pioneering female scientists from our Giants in History series. Read on...
18 Dec 2020
The December 2020 issue of the Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences Research (JHSSR) is now live at the journal’s webpage.
20 Nov 2020
A research team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented the whole-genome sequence and analyses of the endangered whale shark (Rhincodon typus), the largest extant fish on Earth.
03 Nov 2020
Eight faculty members, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been honored with the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award.
22 Sep 2020
Only 27 per cent of university students in Hong Kong were satisfied with their online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak, and 60 per cent found online learning less beneficial than classroom teaching, a recent survey by the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong reveals. The study also notes that over 85 per cent of respondents hope to resume face-to-face teaching supplemented by online learning after the pandemic. The research team suggests that traditional classroom teaching cannot be replaced by online learning at present, but that higher education institutions should seriously consider the role of online learning.
21 Sep 2020
Looking for experts who can comment on natural disasters when they occur, or disaster planning and research? We have compiled a list of experts from across Asia prepared to speak with journalists on a wide range of disaster types and issues.
17 Sep 2020
This year’s ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum will provide a venue to share ideas and experiences among affiliated scholars on the policies and strategies that countries should pursue to mitigate the big slump in the tourism industry. Deadline 30 September 2020.
16 Sep 2020
Professor Hyeon K. Park, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected, as the 7th Laureate of S. Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics.
11 Sep 2020
Professor Dennis Yuk Ming LO from the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) was just announced as a winner of The 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for discovering that fetal DNA is present in maternal blood and can be used for the prenatal testing of Down syndrome and a variety of genetic diseases. Professor Lo’s prenatal testing technology is now performed over 7 million times annually with women in over 90 countries. The Breakthrough Prize, renowned as the “Oscars of Science”, aims to honour paradigm shifting research in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics and was created and funded by founders of a number of leading enterprises in the global technology sector in 2012. The awardees are nominated in an open online process. Each laureate receives US$3 million (equivalent to HK$24 million) in prize money, which is the most generous science award to date and attracts considerable attention in the global scientific community.
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07 Aug 2020
Scientists have unveiled a correlation between high blood lead levels in children and methylation of genes involved in haem synthesis and carcinogenesis, indicating a previously unknown mechanism for lead poisoning.
05 Aug 2020
Community rehabilitation; psychological impact of caregiving emerges as top interests
05 Aug 2020
The somatic nuclear protein kinase VRK-1 increases the worm’s lifespan through AMPK activation, and this mechanism can be applied to promoting human longevity, the study reveals.
04 Aug 2020
Dr. Timothy Liong Tipoe, a 2019 graduate of the MBChB programme in the Global Physician-Leadership Stream of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has been awarded the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship to pursue a DPhil in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford, starting from October this year. Timothy has always excelled in academics, as demonstrated by his 11A*s in the 2012 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and a perfect score of 45 in the 2014 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
29 Jul 2020
Music training does not have a positive impact on children’s cognitive skills, such as memory, and academic achievement, such as maths, reading or writing, according to a study published in Memory & Cognition.
21 Jul 2020
The International Network for Government Science Advice Asia is organising an essay contest on “How is science advice used for the government in your country?”. The deadline is 31st of August 2020.
07 Jul 2020
The JUL 2020 regular issue of the Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences Research (JHSSR), Volume 2 (1) JUL. 2020 has been published ahead of time on 30 Jun 2020 and is now live at the Journal’s webpage.
26 Jun 2020
An International Islamic University Malaysia study highlights the need for strong oral hygiene awareness among school staff caring for disabled children.
17 Jun 2020
The journal provides a fast and convenient route to the most recently published articles in your subject areas. It's important to stay alert!
12 Jun 2020
In our Asia Research News Podcast, we delve into Doing Research in Myanmar: a systematic study of how social science research is produced, distributed and used in the country.
28 May 2020
A research group led by Professor Patrick Chun Man Wong, Stanley Ho Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, and Director of Brain and Mind Institute at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), invited more than 400 native speakers of Cantonese to participate in a study. The results show that participants with a specific genotype of the ASPM gene are better at perceiving lexical tone in Cantonese, and those without it may improve their abilities through musical training. The research offers clear evidence for the hypothesis that subtle differences in genetic makeup may form the different languages people speak in different regions of the world. In this case, because most Chinese people have an ASPM genotype that favors lexical tone processing, they adopted lexical tone in their language. The findings were recently published in the journal Science Advances.
27 Apr 2020
Springer Nature and UNESCO have signed an agreement to publish open access books on a range of issues cutting across major research areas such as education, culture, the natural sciences, the human and social sciences and communication and information
27 Apr 2020
Application period now open for award programme that acknowledges and celebrates outstanding women working in STEM* research and outreach
23 Apr 2020
The Responsible Business report provides insight into how Springer Nature is supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and addressing material issues.
21 Apr 2020
Springer Nature Group commits to be net carbon neutral this year, as part of an ongoing reduction in emissions and broader responsible business programme.

Events

18 Feb 2021
Alter Sea, in collaboration with SEA Junction, Fiskom Uksw and Centre Asie du Sud-Est, is pleased to invite you to attend the webinar titled “Alternative Solutions in Facing Covid-19 Across Southeast Asia”. The event will take place on February 18 at 3 pm.
21 Oct 2021
Call for Papers for 2021 conference: People, Power, Politics, Pandemics and Other Perils in Southeast Asia. The event will take place on 21-24 October 2021 at University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: Thursday 8 April 2021. Submit from the link below.
12 Jan 2021
Organised by the National Research Foundation – Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, the ninth edition of the Global Young Scientists Summit ([email protected]) will take place 12 to 15 January 2021 as a virtual event.
15 Dec 2020
The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the images and stories of migrant workers taken on the field. Opening of photo exhibition is on 15th December 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
09 Dec 2019
The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is a flagship programme of the ASEAN Young Scientists Network; the official platform for young researchers in the region.
17 Jun 2019
Are you Human? Communication, Technology, & New Humanism
28 May 2019
Convening for Collective Impact
19 Feb 2019
Forum organised by University of Malaya, 19th February 2019
20 Jan 2019
The Summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.
11 Dec 2018
The International Network for Government Science Advice Capacity Building Workshop for South Asia on the 11th and 12th of December 2018 at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
21 Apr 2018
We would like to invite you to prepare a proposal for the 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Meeting place for the 11th edition of ICAS is Leiden, the Netherlands.
20 Jun 2018
The 4th Annual AIDF Asia Summit, hosted by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), will be held on the 20-21 June 2018 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
23 Apr 2018
2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit to Showcase Approaches to Balancing Economic Growth, Forest Conservation and Human Well-Being.
20 Apr 2018
Japan SciCom Forum 2018, 20 April Tokyo: perspectives on global outreach, hands-on sessions with experts in global press, discussion and community-building: everything for your science communication needs!
17 Jan 2018
We are pleased to invite applications for a six days intensive, interactive In Situ Graduate School in Vietnam on Delta Cities.
06 Jul 2018
The world’s largest technological extravaganza which serves as a platform for tech enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to learn, collaborate and create the future.
08 Oct 2018
Asia's largest education conference and exhibition
07 Aug 2018
The objective of the MySEC Conference is to promote and encourage all aspects of software engineering and its associated technologies, applications, and tools.
13 Nov 2018
Attended by leaders in higher education to discuss topics of interest while offering opportunities for professional development and capacity building.
25 Sep 2018
The World Social Science Forum 2018 is the fourth in a series of international, interdisciplinary social science conferences focusing on contemporary global challenges. The Forum will address the issue of security for all people in an equitable and sustainable world.
07 Mar 2018
In this fast paced era, the economy is going digital, the business is going Virtual and Artificial Intelligence is transforming everything. It is time for PAs and administrative personnel to evolve to be the most valuable employees in the office.
02 Nov 2017
We invite proposals for (institutional) panels, roundtables, exhibitions, documentaries, papers, (MA and PhD) dissertations and book presentations for the international conference Africa-Asia, A New Axis of Knowledge - Second Edition.
21 Nov 2017
FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE CONGRESS 2017 (FSC 2017) will take place at University of Putra Malaysia on 21-22 November.
09 Jan 2018
The 2018 International Conference on Performing and Visual Arts is investing the importance and relevance of regionalism in culture and the arts.
08 Nov 2017
Preparing today's students for tomorrow's workplace
01 Jun 2017
For this upcoming 6th Asian Borderlands conference in Bishkek, we invite panels and papers that address the following questions: How are borderlands in Asia creating alternative spaces for heritages, self-definition and the extraction of resources? How can these cases serve to rethink social theories of various kind?
14 Jun 2017
Gathering 250+ humanitarian and development professionals, The Aid & Development Asia Summit will bring together regional and global expertise to discuss innovations and partnerships for aid and development programmes in Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar.
13 Mar 2017
An untold number of researchers, engineers and doctors are among the millions displaced by recent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. A workshop co-organised by TWAS will explore the lives of refugee scientists – and the expertise they bring to their new countries.
25 Sep 2017
We welcome applications for our Summer School on Asian Food. This unique occasion will provide wide ranging coverage of this growing interdisciplinary field with contributions from international experts with at least one of whom each student will be guaranteed an individual consultation about their own work.
23 Nov 2016
The 10th Global RCE Conference will take place from 23 to 25 November 2016 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Researchers

Prof Yow is the Associate Head of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and leads the SUTD Language and Social Cognition Lab where they look at how language impacts on our cognitive functioning and understanding of the social world. Her research focuses on exploring and studying patterns of dual language use, how language environment may influence how children perceive communicative cues and how technology influences the way we communicate, and how it can be harnessed in ways that can improve or slow down the decline of cognition and social cognition.
Prof Lim is the Head of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in the 13th parliament of Singapore. Her research seeks to uncover the intricacies of the relationship between technology and society. She pays particular focus to the factors that influence how people domesticate technology, where her principal work delves into the home setting. With technology encroaching into virtually every realm of our lived experience, her latest research extends to the implications of technological disruptions in the workplace.
I am the Head of Advocacy, Research, and Communications at AWARE, the Association of Women for Action and Research. Before joining AWARE, I worked on women's rights and child rights in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the United States. At AWARE, I deal with workplace sexual harassment cases, sexual harassment, public communications and more.
Assoc Prof Tuncer is the Capstone program director at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Director of the Informed Design Lab, which works on using data for informed architectural and urban spaces. Using computation, the lab looks at how they can strengthen and automate some things in urban design by building models and testing them better for human use, human perception, human comfort before actual constructions.
Professor Nilanjan published a study which yielded findings on how individuals with a higher socioeconomic status (SES) are more likely to have jobs that provide opportunities for remote work to be performed, which allows for social distancing during the pandemic. Her study also explores how likely individuals with low SES will begin to break social distancing measures and be exposed to a greater risk of infection, but those with high SES are able to circumvent this problem.
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My research focuses on the intersection between mobility, public space, and technological innovation. One of my current projects explores the role of the gig economy for women’s empowerment in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand. I am especially curious to see how home-based gig work relate street vending, a typically women-based activity.
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I have nearly two decades of professional experience studying the changing trends in the world of work. This includes a specialized focus on how trends like technology, urbanization, restructuring of trade into global value chains, migration and climate change affect women’s work, and the opportunities and challenges that women face to equal and productive participation in labour markets.
In my research on urban poor communities and families, I have highlighted the leadership roles of women in organizing and demanding services. I have written many academic and advocacy articles to show why passage of the Reproductive Health Bill in 2012 was essential especially for women’s wellbeing.
National University of Singapore
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I work at the intersection of Business, Medicine and Environment. Many of the world’s current problems are best addressed from multiple perspectives. I examine issues ranging from sustainable development, pandemics, diversity, environment, social innovation and philanthropy, and suggest how we can do better.
The Asian Institute of Technology
My research is on women migrant factory workers as well as women in fisheries in the Mekong region, Thailand, where I have been studying for the last decade through various research projects. These group of women workers are the most dynamic as well as vulnerable in the region.
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For the past twenty years, I have led a research team at Tufts University that conducts randomized controlled field experiments on various interventions designed to improve conditions of work in global supply chains, particularly in industries such as apparel dominated by women. Our ranges from social compliance to health interventions.
Masako Tanaka is a practitioner, activist and academic focusing on gender and migration issues in Japan. She is a professor at the Department of Global Studies at Sophia University, Japan.
Dr. SAHANA PRASAD
31 years of teaching experience as Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics, having taught various topics in Statistics, Operations Research, Quantitative techniques and Data science I have also been a resource person in many training programs and given guest lectures/ key note lectures at many conferences and seminars. Also, I have about 350 publications in various topics in leading newspapers/ magazines in Kannada and English, along with paper presentations/ publications. Been awarded Statistical Capacity building award by World Bank to attend a conference in Paris, France.
Shoirakhon Nurdinova is currently a senior lecturer at Namangan State University, Uzbekistan. Her research interests focus on happiness economics, gender issues, and labor migration from Central Asia.
Kyoto University
Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano is a professor at the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan. She is specialized in Japanese and East Asian cinemas with focus on digital media, disaster film, eco-cinema, and post-colonial cinema in cases of Japan, Taiwan, and Korea.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Dr Ramli is a Professor at Department of Psychiatry, Kulliyyah of Medicine at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Diana is Assistant Professor and Ergonomics Trained Person at the Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Malaysia.
I am a senior lecturer in the School of the Built Environment. Prior to this I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge (2001-2004) and a researcher at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement (1986-1994). I hold a BSc in Management Studies and MBA from the Univeristy of Ewha, Seoul, Korea and gained my PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000.
Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF)
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF)
Secretary General and Treasurer of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and Professor of Geography at University of Delhi.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Roosli is a lecturer and researcher in Disaster and Development at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He focuses on settlement in ASEAN countries in normal and emergency situations.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
Numada oversees the Disaster Management Training Center (DMTC) at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS).
Tohoku University
Associate Professor at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
Tohoku University
Associate Professor at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) researching disaster sciences.
Tohoku University
Anthropologist of disaster, death, grief, public health, disaster and the environment in Japan and Indonesia.
Janhavi Dave is the International Coordinator of HomeNet South Asia.
Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD)
Zaw Oo
Zaw Oo is Executive Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Development, an independent think-tank dedicated to inclusive development in Myanmar. Previously, he was the Presidential Economic Advisor from 2012-2016, serving as a principal advisor on finance, industry, commerce and labour issues.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Kartini Ilias is a senior lecturer and clinical psychologist in Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor.
Hiroshima University
Yoshihiko Kadoya is a Distinguished Researcher of Hiroshima University, the Director of Hiroshima Institute of Health Economics Research (HiHER) and a Professor of Economics at Hiroshima University.