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Lingnan University holds Flag Raising Ceremony to mark 74th National Day.
01 Oct 2023
To mark the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Lingnan University held a National Flag Raising Ceremony today (1 October) on campus at the Chan Tak Tai Auditorium. It was attended by the Council Chairman of the University, Council members, Acting President, Associate Vice-President, department heads, staff and students.
Officiating guests celebrate on stage at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Excellence Awards Presentation Ceremony 2023.
27 Sep 2023
Lingnan University celebrated the achievements of 50 faculty members during the Research and Knowledge Transfer Excellence Awards Presentation Ceremony 2023 held on 21 September. These awards recognise their outstanding performance in academic research and knowledge transfer in raising quality of life and contributions to society.
15 Sep 2023
- Grants degrees to 37 PhDs, 39 Masters, and 56 Bachelors, fostering a total of 132 talented individuals in the field of science and technology
13 Sep 2023
Oriental literature in general, Vietnamese literature in particular, has many types of values, perspectives, new identities and unique similarities. Read on to explore......
Lingnan University's Alumni Relations Team of OIAPA organises its first-ever month-long themed café at the Jao Tsung-I Academy in Lai Chi Kok.
12 Sep 2023
Lingnan University's Alumni Relations Team of Office of Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs (OIAPA) has organised its first-ever month-long themed café at the Jao Tsung-I Academy (JTIA) in Lai Chi Kok from 24 August till 23 September. With the aim of “Sharing Lingnan History with the community”, the “Lingnanian pop-up café” features unique characteristics of Lingnan's culture, heritage, and development milestones, along with “Red Grey Special Menu” and “Reading Corner” with historical publications. This initiative aims to enable the public to gain insights into the university’s storied history and remarkable achievements while fostering connections among alumni and Lingnanians, inviting everyone to savor the Lingnan legacy while enjoying the aroma of coffee.
08 Sep 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a new species of fish that was spotted being sold at local markets, how humans almost went extinct, and an Earth-like planet that may be lurking in our solar system.
01 Sep 2023
Your eyes may reveal more than you think. That is what Tohoku University researchers have discovered, finding a link between certain types of decision making and eye movements.
30 Aug 2023
How much is adequate screen time for a child? It is the question at the forefront of many parents’ minds. Now, a recent cohort study has found that the amount of screen time spent by one-year-olds is associated with developmental delays.
LU holds face-to-face New Student Orientation (NSO) and Official Welcome for new undergraduate students.
26 Aug 2023
Lingnan University (LU) organised a wide range of online orientation activities from 9 August to welcome new undergraduate students, and held the face-to-face New Student Orientation (NSO) and Official Welcome today (25 August).
Water Bottle Filter and Water Bottle
23 Aug 2023
SLINTEC, Monash University Malaysia, and Newcastle University UK and Singapore teamed up for Poseidon: a patented portable water filtration device attachable to a bottle, offering clean drinking water for those lacking access.
Asia Research News Editors Choice
17 Aug 2023
Japanese fossil forest found, AI finds a way to people’s hearts, Language diversity and child social development & Supplement for kidney disease. Plus Submissions open for Asia Research News 2024. Read all in the latest Editor's Choice.
JHSSR Vol. 5 (1) Jul. 2023
14 Aug 2023
Greetings from JHSSR, Horizon is proud to announce the highly acclaimed publication of the latest issue of 2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (Jul. 2023). The issue is now live at the Journal’s webpage. You may explore our range of contributions within this Issue. Explore this issue, click the links below.
09 Aug 2023
- DGIST provides AI/SW education to SL Corporation employees at the “AI-SW Education and Research Center” in Suseong Daegu Smart City Center - It provides comprehensive training and theoretical and practical knowledge to revitalize the regional economy by enhancing employees’ competencies
09 Aug 2023
- The international cooperation project centered on research institutes in South Korea, China, and Japan has been selected for the “Foresight Program.” - The project will receive KRW 1.5 billion over the next five years. It is expected to address age-related diseases, a common problem in Northeast Asia as the region becomes an ultra-aging society.
09 Aug 2023
DGIST-Infineon Technologies’ Asia-Pacific Regional Office Hold Technology Exchange Conference, with the Goal of Fostering New Semiconductor, Sensor, and Digital Industries
04 Aug 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are how the tobacco plant could be used to help treat cancer, how lifting weights is good for your skin, and a glue that can be switched on and off.
03 Aug 2023
The researchers from Osaka University showed how bone erosion caused by cholesteatoma occurs. This study showed that a subset of cells called osteoclastogenic fibroblasts expresses a protein, activin A, which causes the breakdown of the bones. Because of this discovery, novel medical treatments can be developed as first-line management for cholesteatomas.
01 Aug 2023
Researchers from Osaka University found that patients with persistently high levels of urinary albumin excretion in the long term are at high risk of new-onset heart failure. Preventive treatment associated with the lowering of urinary albumin excretion levels in these patients could reduce the risk of later heart failure or mortality.
LU hosts its annual signature event “Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2023”, attracting around 300 alumni to participate in the event.
31 Jul 2023
Lingnan University (LU) successfully hosted its two-day annual signature event, “Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2023” from 29 to 30 July, warmly welcoming alumni and their families back to reconnect and strengthen connections with old and new Lingnanians on LU campus. The “Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2023” featured a Mini Social Enterprise Bazaar, Rolling Books, NFT Pixel Art Workshops, Coffee Tasting Workshops, and a showcase and tutorial of smart table tennis, providing an opportunity for Lingnanians to share lovely memories together.
An electric car in Singapore
28 Jul 2023
Newcastle University (UK) and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University hosted a UK-Singapore symposium funded by the UK Government in April 2023. It aimed to foster partnerships and research for widespread electric vehicle adoption. The event featured discussions on technology, economics, and policy over three days, encouraging joint collaboration in advanced electric transport research and commercialization.
25 Jul 2023
Illuminating the molecular ballet in living cells, Charting the voyage of marine plastics, A glimpse into the origins of life & Earliest human journeys to Asia. Plus Submissions open for Asia Research News 2024. Read all in the latest Editor's Choice.
24 Jul 2023
SUTD researchers delve into the bilingual experience and its impact on children’s context-sensitive perception of trust, offering insights into how language diversity can enrich and benefit children’s social-cognitive development.
24 Jul 2023
Lactate is a byproduct of exercise and metabolism, fueling our brain when oxygen is limited. More recently, scientists have become aware of the many roles it plays in developing our nervous system. Now, researchers from Tohoku University have unearthed the cellular mechanisms by which lactate helps our brains develop.
20 Jul 2023
Japan’s population may be on the decline, but it is the opposite for many wildlife species. This has increased the number of human-wildlife interactions. Controversially, lethal management is sometimes employed to manage this issue. But a holistic understanding of the public’s attitude to this approach has been lacking. Now, researchers have surveyed the public’s opinion on the topic, hoping to provide data that can direct future management practices.
20 Jul 2023
US$500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize awarded in Melbourne
14 Jul 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are sea sludge that documents human impact on the Earth, a cloak that could passively control temperatures, and an algorithm that can be used to help preserve a Philippine writing system.
11 Jul 2023
The physiological mechanisms underlying severe burns are not well understood. Researchers at Osaka University used mass spectrometry to identify key blood proteins associated with burn mortality. Ultimately, three proteins (HBA1, TTR, SERPINF2) were very highly correlated with morality rates. Further research into these proteins and their pathways may lead to better drugs to treat people with life-threatening burns.
03 Jul 2023
A group of researchers at Osaka University used a noninvasive method to evaluate Cerebrovascular Autoregulation (CVAR) in patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The mortality rate increased significantly with the duration of time that CVAR was undetectable. It has been suggested that CVAR, a function that is normally present in the normal state, may be impaired after cardiac resuscitation. However, the relationship between CVAR function and patient prognosis has been unclear. The research examined CVAR over time, using the moving Pearson correlation coefficient calculated from regional cerebral oxygen saturation and mean blood pressure data, and performed a survival analysis using the presence or absence of CVAR as a time-dependent covariate. The findings of this study may first be useful in predicting neuroprognosis after cardiac resumption and may help avoid early withdrawal of treatment in those who may recover. In addition, they suggest that treatment and management that maintains proper CVAR after cardiac resumption may improve patient prognosis, which may be applied to the management of post-cardiac arrest resuscitation based on cerebral circulation to optimize treatment for each individual patient.
Filipino geoarchaeologist Vito Hernandez (second from right, with camera)
28 Jun 2023
New findings from a cave in northern Laos add to a growing body of evidence that modern humans arrived in Southeast Asia over 80,000 years ago, tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
28 Jun 2023
Researchers from Osaka University analyzed discussions on research governance of human genome editing in the Expert Panel on Bioethics in Japan and identified the positive roles played by related research communities, the government, and the general public in the policy-making process. It is expected to provide more effective and practical guidance for countries and organizations seeking to work with diverse stakeholders in the governance of emerging medical technologies.

Events

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
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.

Researchers

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.
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.

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.