Asia Research News

Asia Research News is an annual publication highlighting interesting on-going research in universities and research institutions in Asia. Asia Research News is part of ResearchSEA's service to further raise awareness about research and experts in Asia to the international community, including journalists, researchers and policy makers. ISSN 2042-0536 (Print); ISSN 2042-0544 (Online)

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 ResearchSEA Latest News

ResearchSEA launches new website:

In addition, to featuring the articles from the print issue, will carry on-going articles and analysis of the latest research coming out of Asia from international authors, writers and experts.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in sharing your research with a wider audience. Tell us about your discovery, innovation or event. Perhaps you might even like to write for us. Contact us by email, Twitter or Facebook for further information or just to have a chat about your ideas!

ResearchSEA visits institutions in South Korea and Japan

In November and December 2011, ResearchSEA travelled across South Korea and Japan visiting research institutions, universities and organisations interested in sharing their discoveries with a global audience. To effectively engage with the media, researchers need to understand the international media world. ResearchSEA gave a series of presentations for students, academics and communications departments entitled: "Communicating research to the international media".

In South Korea: Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Hanyang University

In Japan: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Tokyo University of Science, Agency for Science and Technology (AIST), and National Institute of Material Science (NIMS).

In addition, ResearchSEA had the opportunity to visit a large number of institutions in both countries. We would like to thank everyone for their interest and hospitality.

The Wall Street Journal's "Asian Innovation Awards 2011"

In November 2011 Dr Pokar, ResearchSEA's Managing Director, was invited to judge the The Wall Street Journal's Asian Innovation Awards.

"In a way, the West doesn't have to prove itself," said Magdeline Pokar, one of the judges and managing director for ResearchSEA, a research-news service focused on Asia. On the other hand, Asia "always looked perhaps to the West for how things should be done. But increasingly I would say there is a lot of confidence. It's a big industry that's growing within the region." Click here to read the full article

High demand for ResearchSEA's Media Workshops

Many researchers choose to do research to understand and make the world a better place. Yet, much of this excellent research is unknown beyond specialist circles. The media holds the key to bringing your message to a wider public. Our workshops give you an introduction to the international media world and explain how better to present your research achievements to the media and public. ResearchSEA workshops also give you a valuable insight into the workings of the Nature Press Office and how they promote research. Our workshops are given by Ruth Francis, the Head of Press for Nature. She and her team coordinate publicity for Nature, the Nature research journals and other groups of journals in the Nature Publishing Group family. They work closely with journalists, press officers and researchers around the world to maximise the impact of published research. Do get in touch with us if this is something you or your institution are interested in!

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 ResearchSEA Services

ResearchSEA evolves with the needs of members and clients. For research institutions and universities ResearchSEA offers a comprehensive range of services to ensure that your research news is promoted quickly and effectively to the widest and most relevant international audience.

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ResearchSEA services include:

  • Press Release Distribution: ResearchSEA is the fastest and most effective method of getting your news to the global media. All you need to do is submit the news to us and we will distribute it to journalists around the world. Use ResearchSEA to publicise new journals, research programs, conferences, research agreements, MoU's and most importantly groundbreaking research news.
  • Ask an Expert: ResearchSEA helps journalists find and contact your experts for comments and opinions on the latest issues affecting Asia.
  • Specialist Press Release Writing: ResearchSEA will help you turn your research papers into professional press releases.
  • Daily News Monitoring: Use ResearchSEA to keep up to date with the latest news about your institution in the media
  • Asia Research News Magazines: Promote your flagship research projects in Asia Research News magazine (ISSN 2042-0536 (Print) and ISSN 2042-0544 (online))
  • Consultancy: ResearchSEA's experts can advise you on strategies to maximise your international media presence.
  • Media Workshops: To effectively engage with the media, you need to understand the international media world. Our workshops will give you a glimpse into the international media world, tips on how to talk to journalists, what the media likes, how to handle controversial research and more.

ResearchSEA Website Features

Ask an Expert - Public users can now contact experts listed in the 'Ask an Expert' database

Images - A picture is worth a thousand words. ResearchSEA has upgraded the website to highlight more pictures from press releases

RSS Feeds - The feeds can be accessed by clicking on the RSS feed icon, RSS icon, next to categories on the left hand bar.

Social Bookmarking - At the bottom of each news item there are a range of social book marking options, "email a friend" option and links to other content from the same institution.

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 Previous news on ResearchSEA

ResearchSEA featured by Enterprising Women

Enterprising Women feature

ResearchSEA featured by AWISE

The Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering featured ResearchSEA managing director Magdeline Pokar.

Reuters highlights ResearchSEA as source for experts

ResearchSEA is featured as a source for Asian academic experts on e-alerts which Reuters sends out to journalists worldwide.

ResearchSEA featured by Prowess

Prowess, the UK network of organisations which support women to start and grow businesses features ResearchSEA managing director Magdeline Pokar as Inspiration of the month.

ResearchSEA wins UK Trade & Investment award

ResearchSEA won the Language and Culture award in the Passport to Export International Trade Awards (East of England) from the UK Trade and Investment.

ResearchSEA article in Research Global

ResearchSEA article "Asian Universities and the Media" is published in an issue of Research Global, the magazine for the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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