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May 27, 2017

Unable to attend school, children learn at alternative sites

May 2017—In Maguindanao and North Cotabato, two provinces in the Philippines’ southern Mindanao region, pervasive instability due to violent extremism, poverty and underdevelopment prevents many children from obtaining a basic education.

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May 25, 2017

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning three Global Innovation Awards at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2017 (TechConnect World). It is the first time for a Hong Kong higher education institution to receive the award. PolyU is also the only awardee from...

May 25, 2017

Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed an air purification system that removes up to 99.999 per cent of airborne bacteria and viruses, including influenza (H1N1, H3N2), EV71 and MERS-Cov (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus) that had caused hundreds of...

May 23, 2017

HONG KONG - A joint research led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel, which is roughly equivalent to 50% of the size of human genome. This is the first decoded genome among all deep-sea...

May 07, 2017

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the first-ever supra-nano magnesium alloy.

The new advanced material is 10 times stronger than conventional crystalline magnesium alloy and has super-deformation...

May 07, 2017

While SNU has long been known for its focus on traditional academics, in recent years efforts have been made to expand its expertise to other areas and offer education to the greater public.

May 07, 2017

Straw is commonly used for feeding animals, burning, baling, etc. As one of the “Three Canton Treasures”, straw can actually be used as a raw material to produce biofuel.

Apr 13, 2017

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the disruptive behavior of an individual child does not encourage similar behavior in their brothers and sisters.

Apr 13, 2017

An innovative robotic system that can clean building exteriors using water jets or give new coats of paint is now ready to serve customers in Singapore.

It is co-developed by local pioneer in automated controls and biometric contactless systems ELID Technology International and Nanyang Technological...

Mar 19, 2017

Since ancient times, Japan has been influenced in a myriad different ways by its giant continental neighbor, China. For more than the last quarter century, Associate Professor Tomoko Ako of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has been observing and studying the country from the inside to...

Mar 19, 2017

On Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3, an international cybersecurity symposium titled "Cybersecurity: Preparing the Workforce" was held on Mita Campus.

The symposium focused on securing talent skilled in the area of cybersecurity. Many lectures, panel discussions, workshops, etc., were held on topics...

Mar 08, 2017

Phnom Penh, March 8, 2017 — This International Women’s Day, The Asia Foundation honors eight stories of female ingenuity and bravery that have been chosen as winners of the Let’s Read! children’s story competition in Cambodia titled Girls Can Do Anything. The Girls Can Do Anything competition was organized to...

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...