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Jan 25, 2017

Tainan, Taiwan - The Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite mission co-led by research centers in Japan and Taiwan was launched at 7 p.m. on December 20 at the Uchinoura Space Center (USC), Japan.

The ERG mission is about to help unravel the complicated physics of the Van Allen...

Jan 22, 2017

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and EZ-Link, Singapore’s largest issuer of Contactless e-Purse Application (CEPAS) compliant cards, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate and boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven...

Jan 22, 2017

Professor Shi Yong and his team, for the first time in human history, detected carbon monoxide (CO) gas in extremely-metal-poor galaxies and thus provided evidence for the existence of molecular gas in these galaxies, reported the international journal Nature Communications on December 9, 2016 (see:...

Jan 15, 2017

Women scientists strengthen network in Lower Mekong

January 2017—My Bach, a biotechnology undergraduate student in Hanoi, is passionate about pursuing a career in science, but concerned about the low number of female colleagues in the field in Southeast Asia.

Dec 30, 2016

A multinational study led by the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has led to new treatment paradigm for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung cancer. For patients whose cancer genes further mutate and develop resistance after first-line EGFR targeted therapy, the new...

Dec 29, 2016

This unique capability suggests potential of using sand blocks as cheaper, lighter and greener alternatives to enhance critical infrastructure protection

Dec 29, 2016

Recently, The Third Global Education Innovation Conference "Reimagine Education 2016" and Award Ceremony, co-sponsored by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and International Association for the Evaluation of Education QS, were held in Philadelphia. The project "Curiosity-driven Initiative...

Dec 07, 2016

New practices in multigrade classrooms develop 1 million new readers

November 2016—Multigrade classrooms—which combine classes of students from at least two grade levels—are common in rural Philippine communities, where public schools must maximize limited resources. In such classrooms, teachers deliver...

Nov 21, 2016

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is building an offshore system that will integrate multiple renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, diesel, and power-to-gas technologies.

Nov 21, 2016

Tainan, Taiwan, November 11, 2016 - In response to Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is committed to serving as the major international education hub in Asia, initiating a joint master degree program to facilitate international student mobility.

Nov 12, 2016

Taiwan desperately needs a new wave of digital talent to cope with the increasing use of digital tools throughout the country’s economy. Universities have done a poor job in preparing this talent, but a revolution is underway to change that.

Conflicting trends have been at work in ringing the bells of...

Oct 08, 2016

Hong Kong is home to a dazzling diversity of over 250 butterfly species, many of which can be found during a casual walk through urban parks in the city. Nonetheless, while urban areas are not often regarded as important habitats for them, what determines which butterfly species end up in different parks? In recent...

Oct 08, 2016

NTU established the NTU Interdisciplinary Exchange Meetings as a way to promote mutual understanding among the university’s colleges and create opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Each month or two, NTU’s 11 colleges and the NTU Hospital take turns hosting the meeting on a rotating basis. Following...

Sep 20, 2016

Phnom Penh, September 19, 2016 — Yesterday, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children, a program that will develop a line of high-quality, Khmer-language storybooks. Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children addresses one of the root causes for the weak...

Sep 10, 2016

Peking University, Sep. 9, 2016: On September 6th, an international collaborative study led by Peking University, Tsinghua University and McGill University was published in Nature Geoscience. The article revealed the complex impacts of international trade on aerosol pollution and its forcing on the global climate....

Sep 10, 2016

NTU reached a new milestone in its effort to promote innovation and entrepreneurship with the establishment of a satellite office in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. The National Taiwan University@Silicon Valley (NTU@SV) Center was officially inaugurated on June 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was...

Aug 06, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo used MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology to produce spherical vesicles (asymmetric giant lipid vesicles/liposomes) surrounded by a membrane that, like the membrane of our cells, has an inner and outer layer composed of different phospholipids. In contrast to...

Aug 06, 2016

In 1992, the Department of Electrical Engineering ushered in its 60th Anniversary Celebration. The 1951 Alumni Mr. Zhu Rongji wrote 5 Chinese characters which means “ For learning and for being a true human being”. He explained the story behind these characters: “ Mr. Zhang Mingtao, the Dean of the Department of...

Jul 16, 2016

Hong Kong tertiary institutions have earned high distinctions in the latest global ranking assessment.

The newly released 2016 report by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a London-headquartered global higher education analyst, finds that Hong Kong universities have “entrenched their position among the region’s...

Jul 10, 2016

JOHOR BAHRU, June 21, 2016 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) achieved remarkable success when it was listed in the top 100 universities in Asia through the Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings 2016 released today.