Education Syndicate content

Oct 11, 2020

A group of students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) took part in a novel solution to address the water supply problem in a slum area in Myanmar.

Twenty HKU students went on a three-week trip organised by the Department of Civil Engineering in January 2020 under an experiential learning programme...

Oct 11, 2020

By incorporating a surveillance system, an emergency notification system, and campus police dispatch, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) established the Research Center for Campus Security (the Security Center) and placed 18 red emergency booths with security cameras on every side all around the NCKU campus....

Oct 07, 2020

HSINCHU, Taiwan -- One of the causes of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's is the calcification of the basal nucleus of the brain, which blocks the membrane protein channels on the surface of brain cells, preventing the transmission of signal molecules and nutrients to the cells.

Oct 03, 2020

Cancer cells are killed in lab experiments and tumour growth reduced in mice, using a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct, a research team at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found.

Sep 11, 2020

Scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a novel method of using fruit peel waste to extract and reuse precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries in order to create new batteries.

The team demonstrated their concept using orange peel, which recovered...

Aug 23, 2020

Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming, but is steadily becoming reality. A team of researchers from NUS, led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, has developed a smart glove – called ‘...

Aug 16, 2020

Uncertainties in the evolutionary tree of birds and their closest relatives have impeded deeper understanding of early flight in theropods, the group of dinosaurs that includes birds. To help address this, an international study led by HKU Research Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Pittman (Vertebrate Palaeontology...

Aug 12, 2020

Global Views Monthly (GVM) released the 2020 Taiwan University Rankings, and the award ceremony was held on June 30. This year, GVM categorized all the universities in Taiwan into (1) comprehensive universities, (2) universities with strengths in the humanities, law, and commerce, (3) vocational universities, and (...

Aug 11, 2020

To help the maritime industry reduce carbon emissions, tech firms can receive a boost during this COVID-19 recession from a new multi-million maritime technology scale-up initiative led by the EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy (EcoLabs) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

Aug 11, 2020

Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) have recently conducted a study to investigate the impact of liver injury on clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients. Data from over 1,000 COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong was analysed and liver injury was found in around 20...

Aug 07, 2020

Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial ‘reef tiles’ for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong waters.

Aug 04, 2020

August 3, 2020 — The Asia Foundation and The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation (ELCCF) have renewed their commitment to transforming the future of economically and socially disadvantaged adolescent girls in Vietnam and Indonesia through education and skills development programs. Since the launch of ELCCF...

Jul 24, 2020

Lithium-ion batteries are used to power everything from the mobile phone in your pocket to a Tesla truck. They pack a powerful current punch, making them very versatile for devices that need a brief, heavy jolt of electricity, like a digital camera.

Jul 19, 2020

The Shoji Takeuchi Biohybrid System Laboratory, gathering attention for its biohybrid studies such as robots made by fusing muscles and mechanisms, has its own affiliated artist. She is a project researcher in charge of graphics for conveying research results in readily understood forms, from figures and video to...

Jul 18, 2020

On June 24th, the NCKU College of Medicine unveiled southern Taiwan’s very first virtual reality (VR) classroom. The purpose of the classroom is to use high technology to actively create an immersive teaching experience as well as improve on teaching and learning effectiveness. Human anatomy is a course that...

Jul 11, 2020

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing Php126 million ($2.5 million) to help the Philippine government’s implementation of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan to advance education delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 emergency...

Jul 09, 2020

An interactive Q&A learning app from Hong Kong is gaining traction in Asia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut schools, bringing the classroom into homes. Learning is not a matter of simply absorbing information, however, and students need professional guidance and explanations from teachers when they...

Jul 02, 2020

An international collaborative study led by Professor Derrick Yuk Fo Lai at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), joined by top-tier scientists from around the world, has discovered that sustained methane emissions from the subtropical estuarine mangroves can reduce its climatic cooling effects by over 50%,...

Jun 27, 2020

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed female cancers in Taiwan, as well as one of the leading causes of female cancer deaths. Certainly, early detection and diagnosis are critical to improving breast cancer treatment outcomes and patient survival rates. Conventional screening procedures include a...

Jun 25, 2020

A research team from the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a novel method for extracting enzymes from bacteria, which lowers the production cost yet improves the enzyme’s stability. It also opens up a new avenue for the enzymatic production of biodiesel, an eco-...

Jun 21, 2020

Help Unveil its Ecological Roles and Reproduction Mechanism

Jun 21, 2020

Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre proudly presents its second themed exhibition Ecology in the Making - a History of Amateur Naturalists in Hong Kong. Based on original research conducted by the centre and guest co-curator, Maxime Decaudin, the exhibition spans the period between 1816 and 1984; it...