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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.
25 May 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?”
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.
20 Dec 2019
Professor Ronald Ching Wan MA, Professor and Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Professor Siew Chien NG, Professor of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and Associate Director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research under the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), have received Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships 2020 in recognition of their excellent achievements in scientific research in medicine and the support that gives to the next generation of clinician scientists.
20 Dec 2019
Prof. Zhou Bolei, Assistant Professor from the Department of Information Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has recently been named as one of the 20 honourees of the regional MIT Technology Review “Innovators under 35”.
20 Dec 2019
Nine professors of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have earned the honour of being named in the list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” as among the world’s top researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited by fellow academics.
10 Dec 2019
Applications are now open for The Spinoff Prize – a new award for visionary, science- based companies that are on their way to making a commercial impact; winning Spinoff to receive a prize of €30,000; applications open until Feb 28, 2020
10 Dec 2019
Latest Nature Index supplement shows US-China research collaborations to be stronger than ever, while UK-EU collaborations stall
Umetaro Suzuki a Japanese scientist best remembered for his research on beriberi
26 Nov 2019
Umetaro Suzuki (7 April 1874 – 20 September 1943) was a Japanese scientist best remembered for his research on beriberi, a disease caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, characterized by limb stiffness, paralysis and pain.
26 Nov 2019
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have shown that cells can attach to the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them only if the fibres are spaced close enough. The team’s findings can explain the abnormal motility patterns displayed by cancer cells.
25 Nov 2019
Abdus Suttar Khan (c. 1941 – 31 January 2008) was a Bangladeshi engineer who spent a significant part of his career conducting aerospace research with NASA, United Technology and Alstom.
22 Nov 2019
Husband and wife team, Kimishige (3 December 1925 – 6 July 2018) and Teruko Ishizaka (28 September 1926 – 4 June 2019) discovered the antibody class Immunoglobulin E (IgE) that triggers allergic reactions.
22 Nov 2019
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui
22 Nov 2019
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (19 October 1897 – 14 April 1994) was an artist and chemist from Pakistan whose research focused on natural products from plants.
20 Nov 2019
Survey of over 6,300 PhD students worldwide shows most to be satisfied with their PhD experience, but highlights issues affecting student well-being such as working hours, funding and bullying
15 Nov 2019
Congratulations to all the winners of 11th Medical Undergraduates’ Annual Scientific Research Meeting 2019 in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Below is the list of winners according to the categories with respective research titles.
13 Nov 2019
Gregorio Y. Zara (8 March 1902 – 15 October 1978) was a Filipino engineer and physicist best remembered for inventing the first two-way video telephone.
04 Nov 2019
EduTECH Asia 2019 starts tomorrow at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore.
31 Oct 2019
A recent study on children’s appraisals of gender nonconformity (GN) and a related intervention, led by researchers from the Gender Development Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Toronto Mississauga, reveals that a simple intervention may change the biases in the perception of young children against peers who break gender norms. The findings have been published in Child Development, the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development.

Events

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
01 Oct 2015
The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership 1 October, 2015 | Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
08 Jun 2015
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)/Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) invites applications from PhD students - and especially students following a combined PhD/art, music and/or sound art track - for a unique IIAS-CSEAS coordinated international winter school.
04 Jun 2015
The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership Tokyo, Japan, June 4, 2015
24 Jul 2015
The International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies will provide a forum for scholars, journalists, NGO workers and observers from Burma/Myanmar, Thailand and other countries across the globe to get the latest updates on Burma/Myanmar Studies.
24 Jul 2015
Chiang Mai, 24-25 July 2015, University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University
15 May 2015
Paliwanagan sa UP Diliman 2015 Quezon Hall Lobby 15 May 2015 5:00-8:00 PM
12 May 2015
The 4th Higher Education Conference organised by the World Bank/Center for Mediterranean Integration MENA Regional Program on Higher Education will be held in Beirut, Lebanon, on May 12-14, 2015.
14 Mar 2016
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, The Netherlands, is hosting an international conference to explore the interrelations between language, power and identity in Asia.
15 May 2015
Welcome to the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015) hosted at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, May 15 – 18 2015.
16 Oct 2014
The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
15 Oct 2014
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) event and live webcast Dr Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize in Social Sciences
26 Nov 2014
An opportunity has arisen to invite you to participate and present paper during the ICNWFP2014 to be held from Novemebr 26-28 at Royal Mulu Resort in Sarawak, Malaysia.
05 Jul 2015
ICAS 9 Adelaide, South Australia, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5-9 July 2015. We are looking forward to receiving your proposal for ICAS 9.
12 Jun 2014
GIL Global continues to bring together a global network of today’s best thinkers, visionaries and thought leaders learning how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges.
15 Jan 2015
For the inaugural and first biennial conference of the pan-African Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA) we are inviting proposals for panels, roundtables, papers and book presentations in the fields of Asian-African interactions studies. In addition, the conference will feature a special A-ASIA/ICAS Africa-Asia Book Prize (AAIBP).
03 Jun 2014
The Department of Management and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is organizing its inaugural International Conference on Leadership and Management (ICLM) from 3 - 5 June, 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
15 May 2014
In this workshop, we bring into productive conversation how people live with diversity and the myriad ways in which this transform, constitute and spatialise class in Asia’s dynamic and rapidly changing cities.
25 Nov 2013
Damage assessment reports and possible rehabilitation strategies for areas that have been damaged by the Bohol earthquake and super typhoon Yolanda will be presented by experts from the academe and the industry on Monday, Nov 25.
29 Jul 2013
UP Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) is holding the Paliwanagan sa UP Diliman OVCRD Colloquiumand Fair on 29 July 2013, 8 AM - 5 PM, at the National Institute of Physics, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
08 Jul 2013
The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.
25 Jun 2013
The lecture will be held on 25 June 2013, Tuesday, 2:30-4:00 PM at the Third World Studies Center, Lower Ground Four, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman.
06 Oct 2013
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) the host of the 12th Asian Presidents University Forum (AUPF), to be held 6th -9th October, 2013, Langkawi & Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia
03 Jun 2013
The general theme of the 2013 conference is “Beyond the Culture Industry”. In the past two decades, the cultural sphere of rising Asian economies has increasingly shifted from being marked by the politics of authoritarianism and democratization to being pervaded by the market logic of deepening capitalism.
20 Sep 2012
Ottawa, Canada, September 18, 2012 – Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN Secretary General will be at Canada’s IDRC on September 20, 2012. He will discuss Canada-ASEAN relations and speak about ASEAN priority issues in light of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.

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