Foreword by Professor Jennie Lang1.Introduction: Three Missions of Universities and their Role in National Innovation Systems – Experiences from Asia-Pacific | V V KrishnaJapan, Australia and New Zealand2. Changing University-Industry Links in the Japanese National Innovation System: Towards Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development | Fumi Kitagawa3. Globalisation and the future of Australian universities | Sam Garrett-Jones and Tim Turpin4. Changing role of research and Innovation in New Zealand Universities | Shantha Liyanage and Antonio Díaz AndradeChina and India: Emerging Economies5. Research and Innovation in Chinese Universities | Weiping Wu6. Indian Universities in the National Innovation System | V.V.Krishna and Swapan Kumar PatraSouth Korea, Taiwan and Singapore: Newly Industrializing Economies7. University-industry R&D Collaboration in Korea's National Innovation System | Lee, Kong-Rae8. University-Industry-Government Linkages: the case of Taiwan Ching-Yan Wu and Mei-Chih Hu9. Research and Innovation in Asian Universities: Case study of the National University of Singapore | Seeram Ramakrishna and V V KrishnaSouth East Asian Countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam10. University-Industry Linkages and Innovation Activities in Malaysia | Rajah Rasiah and Hema Subramonian11. Universities in Thailand's National Innovation System: Their Contributions on Industrial and Technological Upgrading | Richard F. Doner, PatarapongIntarakumnerd and Bryan K. Ritchie12. Role of universities in the national innovation system of the Philippines | Raymund B. Habaradas13. Higher Education Institutions in Indonesia: Access, Innovation and Research | R. Alpha Amirrachman14. The Roles of Universities in Vietnam's National Innovation System | Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Nguyen Phuong Mai, Doan Quang Hung and Dao Ngoc Tien15. Asia Pacific Universities in National Innovation Systems: Concluding Synthesis | V.V.Krishna
Sunday, July 30, 2017
New Book | Universities in the National Innovation Systems: Experiences from the Asia-Pacific | edited by V. V. Krishna
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Trialogue 2047 - Solutions for Solid Waste Management in India | Development Alternatives | 28th July, at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
ALIS Article | Science in pre-independent India: a scientometric perspective | by S K Patra and Mammo Muchie
ABDR Article | Role of Innovation System in Development of Biotechnology in South Africa | by S K Patra and Mammo Muchie
Monday, July 24, 2017
UNESCO Press Release No.2017-86
UNESCO announces winners of 2017 International Research in the Life Sciences Prize
Paris, 24 July—The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has announced the laureates of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences for 2017.
The Prize-winners are:
Agricultural Research Organization (Volcani Center, Israel)
The institute has successfully developed cutting-edge innovations and methodologies in agricultural research with practical applications as well as capacity building programmes to promote food security in arid, semi-arid and desert environments, advancing human well-being.
Rui Luis GONçALVES dos REIS (University of Minho, Portugal)
For his outstanding innovative contributions to the development and engineering of natural-based biomaterials and their biomedical applications including tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cells and drug delivery, which have a significant potential to improve human health.
Ivan Antonio IZQUIERDO (Biomedical Research Institute, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
For his seminal discoveries in elucidating the mechanisms of memory processes including consolidation and retrieval and their clinical applications in aging, psychological disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases leading to the promotion of the quality of human life.
Recommendations for the Prize-winners were made by an international jury of renowned experts in the life sciences, including:
Prof. Wagida Anwar, Director of the Ain Shams University Center for Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Genomics, Cairo, Egypt;
Prof. Indrani Karunasagar, Director of the UNESCO MIRCEN for Marine Biotechnology, Mangalore, India;
Dr. Constantinos Phanis, Specialist in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus;
Prof. Vincent Titanji, Honorary Dean and Former Vice-Chancellor, Biotechnology Unit, University of Buea, Cameroon; and
Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Director, Cocoa Research Centre, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Each of the three laureates will receive a statue made by the artist Leandro Mbomio Nsue, a diploma and a cheque for $100,000. An award ceremony will take place at the Grand Hotel Djibloho, Djibloho (Equatorial Guinea) on 4 December 2017.
The UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences rewards the outstanding scientific research projects of individuals, institutions or other entities working in the life sciences that have led to an improvement in the quality of human life. This is the fourth time it has been awarded.
Media contact: Roni Amelan, UNESCO Press Service, email@example.com
UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, PARIS, NA FRANCE France
Monday, July 17, 2017
[apeid.higher_education.bgk] Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2017 - final call for nominations
Wenhui (文晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2017
Innovations in the Professional Development of Teachers
Final countdown: 21 July 2017!
The closing date for the 2017 Wenhui Award, Innovations in the Professional Development of Teachers, is just a few days away. The Award this year seeks to recognize exemplary teachers’ professional development practices. This is a great opportunity to share and showcase efforts that have contributed to enhance teachers’ capacity and their teaching practices. Two individuals or institutions from the Asia and Pacific region will be selected by a jury of distinguished educators. The winners will each receive a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000. Certificates of Merit may also be awarded to individuals or institutions that have demonstrated commendable innovative practices.
More information is available in the Wenhui Award Brochure. The Application Form and Consent Form can be downloaded from the the Award website: http://bangkok.unesco.org/content/wenhui-award-2017.
Closing date for nominations 21 July 2017
Announcement of winners End of September 2017
Award ceremony To be confirmed
For further information, contact:
Wenhui Award Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 391-0577
Fax: (66-2) 391-0866
The Wenhui (文晖) Award for Educational Innovation, established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, and coordinated by UNESCO Bangkok, aims to recognize the contributions of educators and institutions which have optimized the potential of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve pressing issues and problems facing our world today.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
[apeid.higher_education.bgk] Call for Nominations for the 2017 Edition of the UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education
The Secretariat of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education has been informed that some Member States had difficulties accessing the online nomination platform established for the 2017 edition of the Prize. To respond to this concern, the deadline for nomination has been extended to 21 July.
Nominations should be submitted by Member States (via their National Commissions and Permanent Delegations) or NGOs and Foundations in official partnership with UNESCO in English or French by 21 July 2017 at the very latest (midnight, Paris time).
The nomination process takes place online via a platform accessible through the UNESCO website, available now through 21 July 2017, at the following internet link: http://unesco.org/gwe.
For more information, please visit Prize website.
Further enquiries regarding the Prize may be addressed to Mr Leyong Gao and Ms Joséphine Leblanc, Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality, phone: +33 (0) 1 45 68 06 32, e-mail: GWEprize@unesco.org.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Just FYI - For those of you who are interested, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) will host its annual conference in Rome, Italy from 5-7 September 2017. They would like to have colleagues from Asia-Pacific take part in the exchange and capacity building opportunity. The networking would focus on assessing foreign qualifications.
Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD)
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Rd.,
Tel.: +66 23 91 05 77 Ext 371
Thursday, July 6, 2017
[apeid.higher_education.bgk] Outcome Statement - Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific, 15~16 June in Shenzhen, P.R. China
Warm greetings from Bangkok – We are so pleased to share with you the outcomes from our consultations in Shenzhen for the Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher education in Asia-Pacific (15-16 June in Shenzhen, P.R. China).
We are grateful to all our colleagues in Paris and throughout the Asia-Pacific region for collaborating with us to convene such an important gathering. Thanks to our generous hosts at the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO and UNESCO International Center for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI), more than 100 guests from over 30 countries took part in this special conference. Through a pre-conference survey and two rounds of interactive consultations, we developed the “Shenzhen Statement” which we hope effectively captures the need to develop a “living culture focused on quality” in higher education in Asia-Pacific. It was a wonderful and collective writing experience.
Please take a look at the stunning keynotes and results of this collaborative approach:
· Keynotes on “From Teaching to Learning?” and many others are now online:
· Shenzhen Statement - Building Local and Regional Capacity for a Living Quality Culture in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific
As additional inputs or ideas come to mind, please don’t hesitate to contact me or our unit in higher education. We look forward to supporting preparations for the 2018 conference in Paris and to learning more about your needs throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Libing Wang, PhD
Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD)
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Educational, Scientific and
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel.: +66 23 91 05 77 Ext 212 Fax: +66 23 91 08 66
Monday, July 3, 2017
Unit 1: The Blue Economy: An emerging conceptUnit 2: Ecosystem ServicesUnit 3: Fisheries and AquacultureUnit 4: Emerging High Technology SectorsUnit 5: TourismUnit 6: Maritime Transportation and Services
Sunday, July 2, 2017
TRAI organizes Open House Discussion on Consultation Paper on "Approach Towards Sustainable Telecommunications" | 5th July, New Delhi
Article "How well are we managing E-waste in India: evidences from the city of Bangalore" by A. Borthakur & M. Govind
Saturday, July 1, 2017
by Hans Verghese Mathews, EPW, June 2017.