Education Syndicate content

Jan 19, 2021

Here are five key areas where EdTech solutions can help countries transition their short-term education solutions to the medium and long-term.

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments around the world to find innovative and practical approaches to improve teaching and learning. An unprecedented surge in...

Dec 15, 2020

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently developed a fully automated, low cost and rapid microrobotic diagnostic system with comparable sensitivity and specificity to clinical detection methods. The research team is now studying the application of this microrobotic system for multiple pathogens...

Dec 14, 2020

In-game island The Floating City helps boost awareness of environmental issues through gameplay and expert insights

Dec 06, 2020

A Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found that some Singaporeans have reported that, despite being aware of the existence of ‘deepfakes’ in general, they believe they have circulated deepfake content on social media which they later found out was a hoax.

Nov 14, 2020

HSINCHU, Taiwan -- A research team led by Professor Wang Wen-ching of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has exploited the power of big data to identify two key biomarkers contributing to the proliferation and metastasis of gastric (stomach) cancer. Using the US...

Nov 14, 2020

A hospitality college in Bali, Indonesia, has begun accepting coconuts as tuition payment as it acknowledged that students face economic hardship in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

When students at the Venus One Tourism Academy, based in the city of Gianyar in central Bali, pay their fees with coconuts...

Nov 09, 2020

A diabetes monitoring earring; an Underground air pollution solution; an alternative to Styrofoam made of food waste; a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention device; a skin patch that monitors nutrition data and superworms that convert plastic into organic matter.

Today sees the unveiling of 100 ideas...

Oct 28, 2020

Breaking through the Limitation of Battery Life of Smart Watches and Wristbands

Smart watches and wristbands are becoming more and more popular. Various new functions such as health monitoring, contactless payment, entertainment, living assistance, have been added to these small devices and bring convenience...

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...