Tags: Women in Science Malaysia Vietnam. National and regional fellowships are awarded to young women scientists each year. Out of thesethe International Rising Talents programme targets the most promising 15 of these scientists two of whom are from Southeast Asia.
Japan leads the way with universities in the ranking, while China comes second with 72 ranked institutions. India is the third most represented country with 49 universities, up from 42 last year. Tsinghua University has been committed to a multidisciplinary system for more than 30 years, after going through many changes since its establishment in
Southeast Asia is a geographically expansive and populous region characterized by fascinating social and cultural variation. The majority of the countries in this region are home to dozens of different ethnic groups and in some cases, hundredsmany with their own distinct languages, cultures, and styles of dress. Many of these groups have their own systems of religious belief and practice as well.
The culture of Asia encompasses the collective and diverse customs and traditions of art, architecture, music, literature, lifestyle, philosophy, politics and religion that have been practiced and maintained by the numerous ethnic groups of the continent of Asia since prehistory. Identification of a specific culture of Asia or universal elements among the colossal diversity that has emanated from multiple cultural spheres and three of the four ancient River valley civilizations is complicated. However, the continent is commonly divided into six geographic sub-regions, that are characterized by perceivable commonalities, like religion, language and relative ethnic homogeneity. As the largest, most populous continent and rich in resources, Asia is home to several of the world's oldest civilizations, that produced the majority of the great religious systems, the oldest known recorded myths and codices on ethics and morality.
The annual Forbes 30Under 30 Asia list aims to highlight and celebrate entrepreneurs and young leaders who are contributing to their industries and making an impact across the Asia-Pacific region. With a population of over 1. China and India have also produced some of the biggest companies on the list, who continue to grow today.
These culturally influential countries were recently ranked by U. News and World Reportbased on factors like being perceived as prestigious, fashionable, trendy, happy, modern or culturally significant in terms of entertainment. While many of the top 10 countries were in Europe, including Italy, Spain, France and the UK, the list also included Japan ranking high for being modern and prestigiousBrazil for its happy populace and entertainmentand the United States for being modern and culturally influential.
The Asian Studies Program was established in to provide students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Asian cultures and languages with a primary focus on China, Japan, and Vietnam. The program works across departments to bring together a wide range of courses and methodological approaches to area studies. We currently have over 40 undergraduate majors and minors, and over students each term enrolled in both the Japanese and Chinese language programs.
In comparison to ten years ago we are seeing a significant growth in the level of international hostility concerning the past and its remembrance. Histories of conflict, for example, are the source of ongoing tension in East Asia at a time of escalating militarisation. The diplomatic tensions between Japan, Korea and China concerning the events of World War 2 are being further exacerbated by the approach of museums in the region and attempts to have remnants - whether it be buildings, letters or landscapes - recognised by international heritage agencies. At the same time, however, we are also seeing major growth in the scale and scope of international cooperation between countries across Asia regarding the preservation of the past.