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Aug 18, 2017

As robot industry soars, the world has observed a tense competition driven by demand for fundamental technologies. Recently a flexible robot hand developed independently by the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) received an award of “Best in Manipulation” in RoboCup 2017, for its capability to...

Aug 17, 2017

The One University One Village (1U1V) team, led by Prof. Edward NG, Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has built a prototype house for an aged couple in Yunnan to provide villagers a safe, economical, comfortable, and sustainable post-quake reconstruction strategy...

Aug 16, 2017

Low back pain (LBP) is the world’s most disabling condition, affecting up to 80% of the population. Such pain is associated with tremendous socioeconomic and health-care consequences. For the past 30 years, the “conventional” T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been broadly used to diagnose LBP;...

Aug 16, 2017

Converting forests to agriculture not economically viable in most regions except the Atlantic Forest, areas around the Gulf of Guinea, and Thailand

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently completed a global study on the trade-offs between the benefits provided by...

Aug 14, 2017

An International Organization for Standardization subcommittee recently reaffirmed the new progress made by a Nanjing-University-professor-led Chinese team in setting up international standards for industrial water reuse.

The leader of the team is Professor Ren Hongqiang, dean of the School of the...

Aug 14, 2017

The edible coating on produce has drawn a great deal of attention in the food and agricultural industry. It could not only prolong postharvest shelf life of produce against external changes in the environment but also provide additional nutrients to be useful for human health. However, most versions of the coating...

Aug 13, 2017

The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning reported that Professor MIN Dal-Hee from the Department of Chemistry at SNU led a team of researchers to develop nanomaterial that aids the photosensitization process used in cancer treatment.

Certain types of cancer treatments employ photodynamic therapy,...

Aug 05, 2017

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ramping up its engagement with the surrounding heartlands.

NTU will be launching more community-based activities, education-related programmes and social initiatives that benefit residents in the South West District, which includes Jurong, where the...

Aug 05, 2017

Tokyo Tech hosted the Association of East Asian Research Universities' (AEARU)* 40th Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting on April 15.

Aug 04, 2017

At the School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences (SGHSS) in Nagasaki University, Coaching Fellows facilitate English Café daily to promote students’ English proficiency outside of the classroom. The School had the privilege of inviting students from Nagasaki Prefectural Nagasaki Higashi High School,...

Aug 04, 2017

On June 8th, “Reuters TOP 75: A List of Asia's Most Innovative Universities” was released annually by Reuters and Clarivate Analytics (the former Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science Business). The list presents educational institutions that has fruitfully promoted progress and developed new...

Aug 04, 2017

Tainan, Taiwan - National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Huey-Jen Jenny Su and the Director of Bank SinoPac Show-Chung Ho jointly signed a letter of intent at NCKU Museum on May 27 to launch a 3-year academic-industrial collaboration program aiming to set up Atelier Future, a program that educates and...

Aug 02, 2017

About 400 participants from around the world discussed the role of correctional work in the sustainable development of societies during a conference at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 19 to 20 July.

Titled “Conference 2017 – Evolution of Corrections”, the conference was hosted by CityU in...

Aug 02, 2017

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) research team developed a novel breed of nanocomposites-inspired sensors which can be sprayed directly on flat or curved engineering structural surfaces, such as train tracks and aeroplane structures. The sprayed sensors can be networked, to render rich real-time...

Aug 02, 2017

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and leading genomics organization BGI Group will establish a joint research center that will set the stage for the next-generation sequencing platform and research efforts that produce novel medical diagnosis and treatments with transformative impact.

Aug 02, 2017

Personality is often considered a factor for the choices that humans make, but what about invertebrates like spiders? NUS Biological Sciences researchers have discovered that the personality of spiders does play a part in their decision-making and hunting styles.

Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences, led...

Jul 28, 2017

A research team led by Prof SUN Fei, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has created a new protein-based stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.

Jul 14, 2017

Extravert Chinese students learning English as a second language are likely to perform better in speaking and reading, but less proficient in listening than their introvert counterparts, according to a study published in Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH).

Jun 17, 2017

Land snails are generally believed to be ground-dwelling creatures, preferring dark and humid places, like the forest floor, or a suburban garden. So why do we find some species of snails in the tops of trees, where it is relatively light and dry? Associate Professor Ikuyo Saeki from the University of Tsukuba,...

Jun 17, 2017

TAU researchers have found that infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance

A new Tel Aviv University study published in Maternal and Child Nutrition found that infantile Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty...

Jun 17, 2017

On May 28, 2017, Fudan University and nine academic institutions from ASEAN countries signed the MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON CO-ESTABLISHING THE NETWORK OF ASEAN-CHINA ACADEMIC INSTITUTES, with the establishment of the Network of ASEAN-China Academic Institutes (NACAI). According to the operating mechanism of...

Jun 17, 2017

Organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and HKU DreamCatchers, the two-day Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum 2017 commenced today (June 13) at the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre of the University of Hong Kong, attracting over 1,000 young entrepreneurs from 33 countries and regions around the world to...