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Knowledge through scientific research for innovation

Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, describes the role of knowledge generated through scientific research for innovation and future societal development.
rajapaksa, economic crisis, Sri Lanka protests

Sri Lanka protests prompt a state of emergency following an economic crisis

Sri Lanka protests have ousted President Rajapaksa over disputes of the worst economic crisis the country has faced since gaining independence.
Asia Analysis July 2022

Asia Analysis July 2022

We welcome Summer 2022 with our July volume of Asia Analysis, which includes a vast array of articles on several compelling policy topics.
fragrance rice

A decade after the most important gene of fragrance rice uncovered

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, Director of the Rice Science Center, reflects on the decade since the most important gene of fragrance rice was uncovered.
early heat, heatwaves

Early heat in South Asia is 30 times more likely due to climate change

India and Pakistan and other significantly large parts of South Asia have experienced prolonged, early heat, due to extreme weather conditions and climate change.
health worker shortage, healthcare

Global health worker shortage could deny millions of people healthcare

Over 43 million additional health workers are needed to cover the health worker shortage globally, due to political unrest, violence, and lack of training.
inter-university research

Japan: Inter-university research to generate more knowledge

Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, discusses how to promote academic and inter-university.

Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process (ARPChem) project in Japan: achievements and future challenges

Here, Professor Kazunari Domen, Shinshu University and The University of Tokyo, summarizes the 10-year ARPChem project conducted from 2012 to 2022 under the support of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
manta ray habitats, tourism

Regional recovery of manta ray habitats through tourism limitations

Komodo National Park has one of the world’s largest manta ray habitats – and researchers think this may be due to stricter tourism regulations allowing them to flourish.
cannabis plants, Thailand

Thailand gives out one million free cannabis plants to promote legalisation

One million homes will be given cannabis plants across Thailand, to mark the legalisation and attract foreign tourists – to be used for ‘medicinal purposes’ only.
poverty trap, assets

Asset transfer programmes could pull people out of the poverty trap

When rural poor people get a one-time capital boost, it helps them accumulate assets and find better occupations - pulling them from the poverty trap.
inclusive higher education

Addressing barriers to inclusive higher education in China

James Pitman, Managing Director UK and Europe, Study Group, addresses the barriers to inclusive higher education (HE) in China.
universities as corporate parents

The role of universities as Corporate Parents in Scotland

Clarifying what kind of support is provided by universities in Scotland, as ‘Corporate Parents’, to children and young people who have experienced social care in the UK in comparison with Japan.
industrial robots, artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence-based technology in industrial robots

Kensuke Harada from Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, provides an introduction to and analysis of a move towards artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology in industrial robots.
glutinous rice varieties, food security Thailand

Chasing climate-ready glutinous rice for food security in Thailand and Laos

Professor Apichart Vanavichit, Director of the Rice Science Center offers insight into how the next generation of glutinous rice varieties are critical to food security in Thailand and Laos.
dengue cases covid-19, Southeast Asia, Latin America

750,000 fewer dengue cases during COVID-19 closures in 2020

During the height of restrictions and workplace closures for COVID-19, dengue cases dropped across 23 countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
computational methods

Contribution of computational methods to catalyst development

Prof Masahiro Kamitani at Kitasato University explains recent contributions of computational analyses in the development of homogeneous catalysts
fundamentals quantum computing

The fundamentals of quantum computing

Martin Lukac, Associate Professor from School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University, discusses the fundamentals of quantum computing

Big science from little telescopes

NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta explains Japan’s strategy of using both large and small facilities for multi-messenger astronomy
mechanical ventilators countries

New design tackles ventilator access gap in Global South countries

New guidelines have been proposed for mechanical ventilators adapted to low- and middle-income countries, to bridge the ventilator access gap across Africa, Asia, Central and South America.

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