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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
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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.
06 Mar 2020
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Asia is conducting a survey on “Science in Policy Making”.
02 Mar 2020
Researchers explore the links between happiness and productivity at a factory in Laos
24 Jan 2020
Japan’s government should invest in financial literacy programmes in schools and the media to help people make better decisions about savings, investment and pensions.
Bajau Laut
22 Jan 2020
Debate over granting Malaysian citizenship to sea gypsies who have historically lived along the coast, long before Malaysia was a country, raises fundamental questions about citizenship.
17 Jan 2020
Assessing the social science research landscape of developing countries reveals key challenges to building strong and influential research systems.
Shan women
14 Jan 2020
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women’s participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform.
child, autism, Malaysia
08 Jan 2020
Much-needed insight into raising young children with autism in Malaysia highlights the need to improve local research, awareness, acceptance and support services.
23 Dec 2019
Professor Dennis Yuk Ming LO and Professor Rossa Wai Kwun CHIU from the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been named the “Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2018” by the world-renowned scientific journal Nature Biotechnology. They are the only Hong Kong scientists on the list and it is the third consecutive year for Professor Lo to receive this honour.

Events

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.
02 Nov 2016
This two week workshop aims to engage both the theory and practice of craft knowledge by teaching participants the Lanna techniques of weaving alongside expert weavers, at the same time engaging with the scholarly challenge of making embodied craft knowledge explicit.
05 Dec 2016
The conference is co-organised by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
21 Feb 2017
In this international conference, knowledge and experiences on mainstreaming Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management (INREM) in sustainable development will be shared among academics, researchers, and practitioners in environment and natural resources management.
09 Nov 2016
Inspiring the Next Generation
02 Aug 2016
Since its launch in 2012, Employee Benefits Asia has grown to become Asia's biggest conference for senior HR professionals looking to exchange ideas and learn about cutting edge C & B strategy from regional and global thought leaders.
03 Mar 2017
We are organising a two-parts conference In Comparison: Korea and Vietnam in History. For the first part, we invite the submission of paper abstracts on the ‘pre-modern’ and ‘colonial’ periods of Vietnam and Korea.
20 Jul 2017
Experts in the field of Asian Studies will meet at ICAS 10 in the delightful Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, famous for its rich cultural heritage. Enjoy the multitude of networking opportunities, possibilities to share your research and to meet with academic publishers.
05 Dec 2016
The main theme of the 2016 WORLD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISLAMIC SCIENCES (WICOIS) is Science, Technologies and Humanities For Better Life of Ummah to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various islamic studies in science and technology and other related fields.
16 Jan 2017
Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures co-organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands, & Social Science Research Council, New York, US, and hosted by C-Centre (Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
10 May 2016
International Food and Tourism, Innovation, Invention & Creativity (iFaTIIC2016) is the 1st International Exhibition and Competition organised by Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam Campus.
22 Jun 2016
Training & Development Asia 2016 is a premier platform for HR leaders to discuss L&D challenges, and discover the insights and approaches taken by leading organisations across all sectors with regards to addressing employee development needs. The theme for 2016: Raising skills. Raising performance. Raising profit.
21 Jun 2016
Delivering aid and improving health resilience through collaboration and technological innovation
13 Apr 2016
​The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Academics without Borders (AWB), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are convening the Smart Global Development conference to explore the role of higher education in advancing the sustainable development goals.
12 Apr 2016
Are you due for a catch up with the regional tech ecosystem? Don’t miss the upcoming Tech in Asia Singapore 2016 happening on April 12-13!
15 Jun 2016
Following a successful series of education events in the US, Australia and most recently in Singapore, IQPC is delighted to bring Blended Learning Asia 2016 on the 15-16 June 2016 to Singapore.
22 May 2016
Greetings from the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)!!
24 Feb 2016
Honorable speakers include Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak from International Association of Universities, Assoc. Prof Dr. Peter Looker from Nanyang Technological University, Mr. Duncan Ross from Times Higher Education, 18 university leaders across 8 countries in APAC region.
23 Nov 2015
On the occasion of the 16th Anniversary of The Habibie Center, we cordially invite you to our Second International World Forum for Muslim Democrats at Hotel Le Meridien in Jakarta, Indonesia, 23-24 November 2015.
02 Oct 2015
For the 5th Asian Borderlands conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, we invite submissions that address the following questions: What new borderland flows, corridors, and paths are (or have been) taking shape, and what impacts do they have on livelihoods and communities? How can we use these Asian cases to rethink social theories of various kinds?
02 Oct 2015
In May 2016, International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands, will be hosting a conference focusing on the role of international organisations and global heritage activism. The conference is co-organised by Taiwan's Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica and Singapore's Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
03 Dec 2015
3 December, 2015, Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia
15 Oct 2015
The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership 15 October 2015, Conrad Centinnial Singapore

Researchers

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.