Research

Finding Myself in Research

  • Associate Professor Dr Hwang Jung Shan

My father was a businessman. He set up a shop selling and distributing imported spare parts for cars. My mother worked with him and together, the shop became a family business.

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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Associate Professor Dr Hwang Jung Shan

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the joints in the body. Some common symptoms include stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints, particularly of the fingers, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, hips, and shoulders.

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The Power of Deep Reinforcement Learning

  • Professor Yau Kok Lim

When IBM’s “Deep Blue” beat Garry Kasparov in the mid 90’s, it was the first time in history that a computer had defeated the World chess champion.

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Housing Prices and Affordability in Malaysia

  • Dr Hassanudin Mohd Thas Thaker

Housing affordability has become a main concern in major cities especially those in developing countries.

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Indian Overseas Migrants in the Colonial Era

  • Professor Crispin Bates

Indians migrated overseas in large numbers from the 1830s onwards following the abolition of slavery in the British empire in 1834 and in the French empire a decade later.

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Tackling the Challenges of Global Urbanisation

  • Professor Peter Heard

Most cities are growing rapidly and by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population—about 6.5 billion people—are expected to live in urban centres. This rapid growth is particularly acute in developing countries in Africa and Asia.

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Is Plastic Circular Economy the Solution

  • Professor Agamuthu Pariatamby

The management of plastic waste is a big concern. Out of the 6,300 million tonnes of plastic waste generated between 1950 and 2015, only 9% was recycled globally. The global annual generation of plastic is currently around 400 million tonnes, and 86% of this will eventually become waste.

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Demystifying Islamic Hospitality

  • Professor Marcus Stephenson

The global Muslim population totalled 1.6 billion in 2010 and is forecasted to increase dramatically to 2.8 billion in 2050 according to Pew Research Center. In the latter part of this century, Islam is expected to exceed Christianity as the largest religion in the world.

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Does Corporate Internationalisation Improve Firm Performance?

  • Professor Chaiporn Vithessonthi

Many managers understand the importance of international strategy, which refers to a firm’s international diversification. In my recent study, I found that for publicly listed firms in the United Kingdom, the proportion of firms with foreign assets grew from 4% in 1990 to 36% in 2016.

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The Power of Music

  • Professor Don Bowyer

In 1994, I was playing the trombone on the main stage in a cruise ship somewhere on the Caribbean Sea. I was playing with the 5th Dimension, a pop/soul/R&B band that had its biggest hits almost 30 years earlier.

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