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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.

Jul 10, 2016

A research group led by Project Professor MORIOKA Ichiro (Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics) and Assistant Professor IWATANI Sota (Kobe University Hospital, Center for Perinatal Care) in collaboration with Doctor MIYAWAKI Atsushi (team leader at the Brain Science Institute, RIKEN...

Jun 26, 2016

In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2016, HKIEd has emerged 2nd in Asia and 12th in the world in Education, breaking our last year’s record of placing 3rd in Asia and 15th in the world.

Jun 26, 2016

Ho Yuen-kei (China Studies, Year 2) won a gold medal in the BC3 Individual event of the Fazaa World Open Boccia Competition – Dubai 2016.

Through her participation in many international competitions, Yuen-kei has accumulated comprehensive experience and sharpened her skills, giving her the confidence to...

Jun 26, 2016

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the newly built Institute of Chemical Biology and Nanomedicine of Hunan University on May 27 morning, marking its official putting into operation.


Jun 19, 2016

More than 100 prestigious scholars, entrepreneurs and government officials from home and abroad were invited to Tsinghua University to conduct an in-depth discussion on promoting low carbon development from June 2nd to June 3rd.

Since 2014 the two leading world universities have jointly held the event.

Jun 19, 2016

On May 12, representatives from universities throughout Asia met for the fifth annual Asian Universities Forum, hosted by Seoul National University. Out of the 25 universities that are members of the Forum, 23 universities from 15 countries participated in this year’s event. The Forum was held in the Mugunghwa Hall...

Jun 19, 2016

TAU hosted its fourth international Innovation Conference on June 6-8, attracting 4,000 delegates from Israel and abroad. Ranging from seasoned experts to first-time entrepreneurs, they networked and shared knowledge on the gamut of issues facing start-ups.

Jun 13, 2016

This is the last of an article based on an interview with Hokkaido University Professor Yukihiro Takahashi, director of the Space Mission Center, about the university’s involvement in the development of low-cost, high-performance microsatellites.

When two undersecretaries of the Philippine Department of...

Jun 12, 2016

The School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has recently developed a computerized haptic system for nasogastric tube (NGT) placement training, enabling nursing students to practise NGT insertion in computer-simulated virtual environment. The system, supported by General Research Fund (GRF...

Jun 12, 2016

Pinchas Tsukerman developed a novel immunotherapy method in which monoclonal antibodies neutralize the tumor's ability to suppress the immune system

The importance of the body's immune system in protecting against the creation of cancerous tumors has been known for a long time. But despite the existence of a...

Jun 08, 2016

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following its success last year, students from Toyo Gakuen University are returning to Ryokan Sawanoya to offer free Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) lessons to foreign guests for six days between May and July. This program is called “Shodo Experience” with a Japanese subtitle Hiyaase Eigo...

Jun 05, 2016

Forget Facebook, Twitter and Kindle: In times of the Internet, when no-one seems to be reading a real book anymore, Singapore now went retro. An independent bookstore in the city state, BooksActually, on June 3 launched the first-ever book vending machines in the country which allows people to buy books on-the-go...

Jun 05, 2016

Well-known Chinese writer, literary translator and foreign literature researcher Yang Jiang died at the age of 105 in Beijing on Wednesday morning. On the evening of May 25th, groups of Tsinghua students gathered in front of the old library to express their mourning of the pass of Yang Jiang.

Jun 05, 2016

Prof. Linqi Zhang’s team from Tsinghua University School of Medicine and Prof. Ling Chen’s team from State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Medical University, jointly published their recent discoveries on “Potent neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against Ebola virus infection” in Scientific...