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Painless Non-surgical Hemorrhoidal Treatment Available in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Dragon Jade International Limited today announced it offers a safe, non-surgical electrotherapy treatment for hemorrhoidal disease at the company’s clinic in Hong Kong.

The procedure, which has been used by doctors to treat over 160,000 hemorrhoid patients across the globe, is a quick, effective and painless alternative to hemorrhoid surgery and other treatment modalities for hemorrhoid disease. During the electrotherapy process, a tiny electrical current is applied to the base of hemorrhoid, causing a biochemical reaction breaking down water molecules and creating a high alkaline environment within the hemorrhoid’s vascular feeding vessels. This in turn produces a chemical cauterization within these vessels that dissolves the hemorrhoid, which is harmlessly reabsorbed into the body.

Within about 30 minutes, patients typically experience substantial pain relief and can usually resume normal activities shortly afterwards. And, since the procedure is non-invasive and does not require anesthetic, it is safe for nearly all patients including the elderly, postpartum women and patients who have had this or other hemorrhoidal procedures in the past. (The use of electrical current in the treatment may make the procedure inappropriate for patients who are pregnant, wear a pacemaker and/or defibrillator implant, or have a bleeding disorder.)

The procedure is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. and the National Institutes for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the U.K.

Hemorrhoids — bundles of veins in the rectum and/or anus that have swelled up and become enlarged and painful — are a very common disease and affect both men and women from pre-teen to the aged. According the Hospital Authority Statistical Report 2014-2015, approximately 24,000 people treated in Hong Kong’s hospitals were affected by hemorrhoids1.  According to U.S National Institutes of Health, 75% of the world population are affected by hemorrhoids at some point during their lives2. Most traditional hemorrhoidal treatments, however, are largely invasive, resulting in severe pain and sometimes requiring long periods for recovery. Moreover, patients who opt for these treatments but who subsequently experience recurrences of their hemorrhoids often do not respond to additional treatments.

Surgical hemorrhoid treatments such as hemorrhoidectomy and stapled hemorrhoidectomy usually require patients to remain in the hospital many days for recovery. Rubber band ligation, which is performed on an outpatient basis, causes little pain but has a relatively high hemorrhoid recurrence rate. Non-prescription topical medications are available for hemorrhoids, but are widely considered the least effective of treatments for this condition.

The electrotherapy hemorrhoid procedure, however, is considered highly effective, is non-invasive, has virtually no recovery time, and has proven virtually free of complications.

For further information on the procedure, patients may contact Dr. Steve Lai at dr.lai@uamedicalnet.com.

Treatments comparison table

Procedure

Applicability

Treatment Time

Recovery Time

Major Advantages

Risk

Recurrence Rate

Electrotherapy

Hemorrhoidal  Procedure

All Grades

~ 20- 30 mins

Resume normal activities immediately following the treatment

10 minute procedure, with no report of complications

Low

>20%

Hemorrhoidectomy

Grade 3 and 4

~ 45mins

Requires a hospital stay with at least 1 week to recover

Permanent removal, low recurrence rate

Complications; Bleeding, severe pain, risks of infection

>10%

Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy

Grade 1 and 3

~ 45mins

Requires a hospital stay with at least 1 week to recover

High reimbursement

Complications; severe pain, bleeding, risks of infection  

>10%

Rubber Band Ligation

Grade 1 and 2

~ 5mins

Performed in clinic, with a few hours to recover and rest

Low cost, easy to perform

Severe pain, urinary retention, high recurrence and risks of infection

50%

Medication

Grade 1 and 2

N/A

N/A

Temporary relief

Masks problem with no solution

High

About Dragon Jade

Dragon Jade International Limited and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) is focused on identifying, developing and marketing the next generation of herbal and natural products that improve people’s lives. The Group is positioned to leverage proven resources that allow us to assess, enhance and realize the commercial potential of herbal and biotechnological discoveries. The Group strives to develop and offer to the market the broadest selection of cost-effective healthy living products, which shall deliver substantial returns to investors. More information on Dragon Jade, visit the Company’s website: http://www.dgjigroup.com.

References

[1] Hospital Authority Statistical Report (2014-2015). Hospital Authority. URL:
http://www.ha.org.hk/haho/ho/stat/HASR1415_2.pdf. Accessed on Feb 2017.

2 |National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. URL: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/hemorrhoids/Pages/facts.aspx. Accessed on 13 Feb 2017.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as the Company “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “foresees,” “estimates,” or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements herein that describe the Company’s business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions, or goals also are forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

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Roquette Commits to BioPharma Market

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LESTREM, France /PRNewswire/ —

Reinforces position as a supplier of excipients and raw materials for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries

Roquette, a global leader in innovative plant-based pharmaceutical ingredients, announces its commitment to provide new product offerings to address the growing demand for excipients and raw materials for the biopharmaceutical market.

New product offerings are low endotoxin, multi-compendial grade materials for cell culture and biologic drug formulations.These products extend Roquette’s commitment to helping customers save and sustain patient’s lives.

“As a long-time leader in excipients and active ingredients for the pharmaceutical market, Roquette is proud to be part of this major therapeutic progress and is excited to introduce several new products in the U.S., Europe and Asia,” said Paul Smaltz, VP of Global Business Unit Pharma.

“We have three new brands coming to the market under the names LYCADEX® BioPharma dextrose, PEARLITOL® BioPharma mannitol and NEOSORB® BioPharma sorbitol with a plan to continue adding to the portfolio,” said Kelsey Achenbach, Pharma Marketing Director. “Customers now have an alternative option with a partner who is an established manufacturer and has sole custody of the supply chain when it comes to materials for biopharmaceuticals.”

This investment reaffirms the company’s strategic initiatives to develop specialties for Pharma, Food, Nutrition and Health markets to accelerate global growth. The BioPharma market launch addresses the growing customer demand for biologic drugs worldwide. These protein-based drugs can be game-changing by having the ability to put rheumatoid arthritis into remission and transform many cancers into treatable conditions.

Consider Roquette, the bioLOGICAL choice.

To learn more about Roquette biopharma offerings visit https://www.roquette.com/pharma/biopharma/.

About Roquette:

A family-owned Group serving customers globally, Roquette is a leader in specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients. The products and solutions developed by the Group deliver proven technological, nutritional and health benefits precisely tailored to the pharma, nutrition, food and selected industry markets. Roquette’s offer is produced from plant-based raw materials such as corn, wheat, potatoes and peas. Since its foundation over 80 years ago, the Group’s growth has been based on innovation, a passion for the job and a commitment to achieve. Roquette operates in over 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.3 billion euros and currently employs more than 8,000 people worldwide.

http://www.roquette.com

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March 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm

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26 Universities in Taiwan Make The Asia University Rankings

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TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION PUBLISHES LIST OF TOP 300 ASIAN UNIVERSITIES IN 2017

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — The Times Higher Education (THE) has today published the Asia University Rankings (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking). Taiwan has 26 institutions in the ranking, with five placed in the top 50. Its highest scoring institution, the National Taiwan University, is placed 24th and is joined by the National Tsing Hua University (joint 33rd) and National Chiao Tung University (39) in the top 40. Taiwan also has two new entrants in the ranking.

For the second year running, Singapore’s National University and China’s Peking University ranked first and second respectively. Only two Japanese institutions appear in the top 20, despite the country’s strong representation in the rankings with 69 universities included – almost a quarter (23%) of the top 300 list. After Mainland China with six universities in the top 20, Hong Kong and South Korea are well-represented with five institutions each.

Institution

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

National Taiwan University

24

15

National Tsing Hua University

=33

35

National Chiao Tung University

39

31

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)

41

28

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

=47

41

China Medical University, Taiwan

67

=46

National Taiwan Normal University

88

=68

Taipei Medical University

91

111–120

National Sun Yat-Sen University

=99

=73

National Central University

101-110

=94

National Yang-Ming University

101-110

=70

Chang Gung University

111-120

101–110

Feng Chia University

141-150

131–140

Kaohsiung Medical University

151-160

131–140

National Taiwan Ocean University

161-170

131–140

National Chung Cheng University

171-180

141–150

National Chung Hsing University

171-180

131–140

Asia University, Taiwan

181-190

131–140

Chung Yuan Christian University

181-190

141–150

Yuan Ze University

181-190

121–130

National Taipei University of Technology

191-200

141–150

Fu Jen Catholic University

201-250

181–190

I-Shou University

201-250

191–200

National Chengchi University

201-250

181–190

Ming Chuan University

251+

NR

Tamkang University

251+

NR

On Taiwan’s performance, Phil Baty the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said:

“It is disappointing that Taiwan has no institutions in the top 20 of the Asia University Rankings for the first time in the five-year history of the table, after National Taiwan University drops from 15th to 24th place. The institution achieved the same overall score as last year but was overtaken by other leading Asian institutions that had rapidly improved, such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The result provides an important lesson for Taiwan that the nation cannot afford to rest on its laurels, especially given the huge recent investment in higher education from some of its neighbours.

“Other Taiwanese universities have also dropped places. For example, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) has plummeted from 28th to 41st, mainly due to a much lower score on industry income. However, overall 26 Taiwanese universities make the ranking, which is impressive given its relatively small size.

“Student enrollment at Taiwan’s universities is falling due to a declining youth population combined with rapid higher education expansion; 23 of the country’s 151 universities faced an enrollment shortfall last year, while the Ministry of Education has predicted that university enrollment will fall by about a third within the next decade. This has already triggered a number of university closures and mergers; last year the ministry announced plans to close or merge up to 52 institutions.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming. Taiwan cannot afford to get left behind.”

On the East Asian region as a whole, Phil Baty continued:

Mainland China is once again the stand out performer in this ranking, despite the fact that Japan wins the battle on its overall number of institutions featured. While Japan is the continent’s leading university nation – the first time in three years that it is the sole bearer of this title – the majority of its universities have declined. In contrast, several of Mainland China’s leading universities have risen up the ranks, including Tsinghua, Shanghai Jiao Tong and Tongji. Peking holds on to second place. Overall China has 54 universities in the top 300 table.

“Its special administrative region Hong Kong is also a higher education star in Asia. Five of its six featured universities make the top 20, up from four list year, despite stiff competition at the top of the table.

“Elsewhere in the East Asian region, South Korea has performed well. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is now the nation’s leading institution for the first time in the five-year history of the ranking, while Yonsei and Chung-Ang universities have also dramatically improved. Overall, an impressive 26 South Korean universities make this year’s list of Asia’s best universities and 15 of these make the top 100, up from 13 last year.

“But the rankings are a zero sum game, and while these countries have made gains, Taiwan has lost out this year. The nation now has no institutions in the top 20 of the Asia University Rankings for the first time in the five-year history of the table, after National Taiwan University drops from 15th to 24th place, due to being overtaken by other rapidly improving institutions.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming – and the East Asian region is a key part of that development.”

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION TOP 100 ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2017

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If any of this table below is reproduced, you must credit: Times Higher Education and link to the Top 300 full results and analysis at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking

Institution

Country/Region

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

National University of Singapore

Singapore

1

1

Peking University

Mainland China

2

=2

Tsinghua University

Mainland China

3

5

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

4

=2

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

5

4

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

6

6

University of Tokyo

Japan

7

7

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

8

10

Seoul National University

South Korea

9

9

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

10

8

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

11

13

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

12

16

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

13

12

Kyoto University

Japan

14

11

University of Science and Technology of China

Mainland China

15

14

Fudan University

Mainland China

16

19

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

17

22

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mainland China

18

=32

Zhejiang University

Mainland China

19

25

Korea University

South Korea

20

=17

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

21

=17

Tel Aviv University

Israel

22

20

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

23

26

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

24

15

Nanjing University

Mainland China

25

29

Tohoku University

Japan

26

23

Indian Institute of Science

India

=27

27

Koç University

Turkey

=27

21

Yonsei University

South Korea

29

37

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

30

24

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

31

=32

Osaka University

Japan

32

30

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

=33

35

Sabancı University

Turkey

=33

38

Nagoya University

Japan

35

34

Kyung Hee University

South Korea

36

42

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

37

36

Hanyang University

South Korea

38

39

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan

39

31

Toyota Technological Institute

Japan

40

NR

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)

Taiwan

41

28

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

India

42

43

University of Macau

Macao

=43

50

Veltech University

India

=43

NR

Kyushu University

Japan

45

48

Bilkent University

Turkey

46

45

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Taiwan

=47

41

Sun Yat-sen University

Mainland China

=47

40

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

=49

44

Wuhan University

Mainland China

=49

=55

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Japan

51

59

Boğaziçi University

Turkey

52

64

Ewha Womans University

South Korea

53

=55

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

India

=54

60

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Saudi Arabia

=54

66

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

=56

96

University of Tsukuba

Japan

=56

=46

Hokkaido University

Japan

58

49

University of Malaya

Malaysia

59

NR

Chung-Ang University

South Korea

60

=70

Tongji University

Mainland China

61

92

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

India

62

62

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

India

63

101–110

Atılım University

Turkey

64

NR

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

65

=68

University of Ulsan

South Korea

66

=52

China Medical University, Taiwan

Taiwan

67

=46

Bar-Ilan University

Israel

68

67

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan

69

=52

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

India

70

65

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

71

=52

China University of Geosciences (Beijing)

Mainland China

=72

NR

Soochow University

Mainland China

=72

78

Southeast University

Mainland China

=72

NR

Renmin University of China

Mainland China

75

88

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

United Arab Emirates

76

NR

Harbin Institute of Technology

Mainland China

=77

75

Qatar University

Qatar

=77

121-130

East China Normal University

Mainland China

=79

83

Istanbul Technical University

Turkey

=79

91

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Mainland China

81

=80

Tianjin University

Mainland China

82

58

United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates

83

101–110

East China University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

84

63

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

85

=84

Xiamen University

Mainland China

86

77

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

India

87

51

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

88

=68

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Israel

89

79

Pusan National University

South Korea

90

=84

Taipei Medical University

Taiwan

91

111–120

Beihang University

Mainland China

=92

NR

Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran

=92

57

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

=92

61

Sogang University

South Korea

95

101–110

South China University of Technology

Mainland China

96

89

Mahidol University

Thailand

97

90

China Agricultural University

Mainland China

98

82

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

=99

=73

Sejong University

South Korea

=99

111–120

NOTES TO EDITORS

For more information and interviews, please contact: Michael Hindmarsh or Annabel Banks on TimesHigherEducation@brands2life.com / +44 (0) 207 592 1200

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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. However, the weightings are specially recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

Full methodology can be found here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/asia-university-rankings-2017-methodology

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Times Higher Education is the world’s most authoritative source of information about higher education. Designed specifically for professional people working in higher education and research, THE was founded in 1971 and has been online since 1995. It is published by TES Global.

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March 17, 2017 at 3:53 pm

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Singapore Tops List of Best Asian Universities

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-TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION PUBLISHES LIST OF TOP 300 ASIAN UNIVERSITIES IN 2017

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — The Times Higher Education (THE) has today published the Asia University Rankings (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking) which ranks the top institutions from 24 Asian countries and regions. Singapore’s National University of Singapore ranks first overall, closely followed by Nanyang Technological University in fourth place.

For the second year running, Singapore’s National University and China’s Peking University ranked first and second respectively. Only two Japanese institutions appear in the top 20, despite the country’s strong representation in the rankings with 69 universities included — almost a quarter (23%) of the top 300 list. After Mainland China with six universities in the top 20, Hong Kong and South Korea are well-represented with five institutions each.

Institution

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

National University of Singapore

1

1

Nanyang Technological University

4

=2

On Singapore’s success, Phil Baty the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said:

“It is fantastic news that Singapore has topped our list of Asia’s best universities, with the National University of Singapore clinging on to the number one spot for the second year in a row, despite increasing pressure from China. But its younger sister Nanyang Technological University has slipped from joint second to fourth place.

“Both institutions improved their overall scores in the tables since last year, but China’s Peking and Tsinghua universities improved by a larger margin, resulting in their second and third rankings respectively this year. This is largely due to the Chinese universities receiving much higher scores for their teaching and research, environments. Tsinghua’s score for citations also jumped this year.

Singapore has introduced powerful policy drives, backed with serious funding, to produce world-class universities. Its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (Create), launched in 2006, enables researchers from some of the world’s top universities to work together to perform cutting-edge research, while its $603.3 million Research Centres of Excellence initiative, launched in 2007, has helped spur research excellence at its universities. The city-state now spends 2.2 per cent of its GDP on research and development, up from 1.8 in 2000 — more than China and the UK. Singapore is one of the top performing nations in the table given its GDP.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming – and Singapore is a key part of that development.”

Of the Southeast Asian region as a whole, Phil Baty continued:

Singapore is the higher education star of the Southeast Asian region, with its national university topping the ranking for the second year in a row. Its younger sister Nanyang Technological University is not far behind in fourth place, but it drops two places this year despite an improved performance due to stiff competition from China.

Thailand is also facing a tough contest, with all seven of its established universities dropping down the table, due to other institutions improving at a faster rate.

“But the expansion of the ranking to include 300 universities, up from 200 last year, provides good news elsewhere in the region. Malaysia, for instance, has nine representatives, up from four last year, with its flagship institution, the University of Malaya, debuting at 59th place. Indonesia has also doubled its representation to two. And the Philippines make the table for the first time, with the University of the Philippines joining the 201-250 cohort.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming – and the southeast Asian region is a key part of that development. It must make sure it doesn’t get left behind.”

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION TOP 100 ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2017

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If any of this table below is reproduced, you must credit: Times Higher Education and link to the Top 300 full results and analysis at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking (live after the embargo lifts)

Institution

Country/Region

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

National University of Singapore

Singapore

1

1

Peking University

Mainland China

2

=2

Tsinghua University

Mainland China

3

5

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

4

=2

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

5

4

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

6

6

University of Tokyo

Japan

7

7

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

8

10

Seoul National University

South Korea

9

9

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

10

8

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

11

13

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

12

16

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

13

12

Kyoto University

Japan

14

11

University of Science and Technology of China

Mainland China

15

14

Fudan University

Mainland China

16

19

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

17

22

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mainland China

18

=32

Zhejiang University

Mainland China

19

25

Korea University

South Korea

20

=17

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

21

=17

Tel Aviv University

Israel

22

20

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

23

26

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

24

15

Nanjing University

Mainland China

25

29

Tohoku University

Japan

26

23

Indian Institute of Science

India

=27

27

Koç University

Turkey

=27

21

Yonsei University

South Korea

29

37

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

30

24

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

31

=32

Osaka University

Japan

32

30

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

=33

35

Sabancı University

Turkey

=33

38

Nagoya University

Japan

35

34

Kyung Hee University

South Korea

36

42

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

37

36

Hanyang University

South Korea

38

39

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan

39

31

Toyota Technological Institute

Japan

40

NR

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)

Taiwan

41

28

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

India

42

43

University of Macau

Macao

=43

50

Veltech University

India

=43

NR

Kyushu University

Japan

45

48

Bilkent University

Turkey

46

45

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Taiwan

=47

41

Sun Yat-sen University

Mainland China

=47

40

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

=49

44

Wuhan University

Mainland China

=49

=55

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Japan

51

59

Boğaziçi University

Turkey

52

64

Ewha Womans University

South Korea

53

=55

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

India

=54

60

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Saudi Arabia

=54

66

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

=56

96

University of Tsukuba

Japan

=56

=46

Hokkaido University

Japan

58

49

University of Malaya

Malaysia

59

NR

Chung-Ang University

South Korea

60

=70

Tongji University

Mainland China

61

92

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

India

62

62

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

India

63

101-110

Atılım University

Turkey

64

NR

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

65

=68

University of Ulsan

South Korea

66

=52

China Medical University, Taiwan

Taiwan

67

=46

Bar-Ilan University

Israel

68

67

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan

69

=52

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

India

70

65

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

71

=52

China University of Geosciences (Beijing)

Mainland China

=72

NR

Soochow University

Mainland China

=72

78

Southeast University

Mainland China

=72

NR

Renmin University of China

Mainland China

75

88

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

United Arab Emirates

76

NR

Harbin Institute of Technology

Mainland China

=77

75

Qatar University

Qatar

=77

121-130

East China Normal University

Mainland China

=79

83

Istanbul Technical University

Turkey

=79

91

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Mainland China

81

=80

Tianjin University

Mainland China

82

58

United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates

83

101-110

East China University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

84

63

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

85

=84

Xiamen University

Mainland China

86

77

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

India

87

51

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

88

=68

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Israel

89

79

Pusan National University

South Korea

90

=84

Taipei Medical University

Taiwan

91

111–120

Beihang University

Mainland China

=92

NR

Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran

=92

57

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

=92

61

Sogang University

South Korea

95

101-110

South China University of Technology

Mainland China

96

89

Mahidol University

Thailand

97

90

China Agricultural University

Mainland China

98

82

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

=99

=73

Sejong University

South Korea

=99

111-120

NOTES TO EDITORS

For more information and interviews, please contact: Michael Hindmarsh or Annabel Banks on TimesHigherEducation@brands2life.com / +44 (0) 207 592 1200

Methodology key facts

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. However, the weightings are specially recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

Full methodology can be found here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/asia-university-rankings-2017-methodology

About Times Higher Education magazine

Times Higher Education is the world’s most authoritative source of information about higher education. Designed specifically for professional people working in higher education and research, THE was founded in 1971 and has been online since 1995. It is published by TES Global.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus,Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey — and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

Source: Times Higher Education

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Hong Kong Home to Six of the Top 50 Universities in Asia

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-Times Higher Education Publishes List of Top 300 Asian Universities in 2017

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — The Times Higher Education (THE) has today published the Asia University Rankings 2017 (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking). Hong Kong has two institutions in the top 10 with University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology placed fifth and sixth respectively. It is joined by Chinese University of Hong Kong (11th), City University of Hong Kong (12th), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (17th) and Hong Kong Baptist University (joint 49th) in the top 50.

For the second year running, Singapore’s National University and China’s Peking University ranked first and second respectively. Only two Japanese institutions appear in the top 20, despite the country’s strong representation in the rankings with 69 universities included – almost a quarter (23%)of the top 300 list. After China with six universities in the top 20, Hong Kong and South Korea are well-represented with five institutions each.

Institution

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

University of Hong Kong

5

4

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

6

6

Chinese University of Hong Kong

11

13

City University of Hong Kong

12

16

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

17

22

Hong Kong Baptist University

=49

44

On Hong Kong’s success, Phil Baty the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said:

“It is fantastic news that six universities in Hong Kong made our list of Asia’s best universities, and that five of these make the top 20, up from four last year. Hong Kong Polytechnic University joins the top 20 for the first time in 17th place, while City University of Hong Kong jumps from 16th to 12th, both of which are thanks to improvements for the institutions across all five pillars underlying the methodology.

“However, two universities have dropped places. Its flagship institution, the University of Hong Kong, has slipped from fourth to fifth, while Hong Kong Baptist University drops from 44th to 49th. This occurred despite the fact the overall scores for both institutions increased, meaning that other institutions improved at a faster rate.

Phil Baty continued:

“Despite these small declines, Hong Kong’s performance is impressive given that it has a population of just over 7 million and it is one of the top-performing territories in the table relative to its wealth and population. Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of university-aged people in Hong Kong are enrolled in one of its six featured universities – a proportion beaten only by Turkey and Macao.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming – and Hong Kong is a key part of that development.”

Phil Baty continued:

China is once again the stand out performer in this ranking, despite the fact that Japan wins the battle in terms of overall number of institutions featured. While Japan is the continent’s leading university nation – the first time in three years that it is the sole bearer of this title – the majority of its universities have declined. In contrast, several of China’s leading universities have risen up the ranks, including Tsinghua, Shanghai Jiao Tong and Tongji. Peking holds on to second place. Overall China has 54 universities in the top 300 table.

“Its special administrative region, Hong Kong, is also a higher education star in Asia. Five of its six featured universities made the top 20, up from four list year, despite stiff competition at the top of the table.

“Elsewhere in the East Asian region, South Korea has performed well. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is now the nation’s leading institution for the first time in the five-year history of the ranking, while Yonsei and Chung-Ang universities have also dramatically improved. Overall, an impressive 26 South Korean universities made this year’s list of Asia’s best universities and 15 of these make the top 100, up from 13 last year.

“But the rankings are a zero sum game, and while there have been gains in other regions, Taiwan has lost out this year. It now has no institutions in the top 20 of the Asia University Rankings for the first time in the five-year history of the table, after National Taiwan University dropped from 15th to 24th place, due to being overtaken by other rapidly improving institutions.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming – and the East Asian region is a key part of that development.”

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION TOP 100 ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2017

Copyright Times Higher Education 2017

If any of this table below is reproduced, you must credit: Times Higher Education and link to the Top 300 full results and analysis at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking

Institution

Country/Region

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

National University of Singapore

Singapore

1

1

Peking University

Mainland China

2

=2

Tsinghua University

Mainland China

3

5

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

4

=2

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

5

4

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

6

6

University of Tokyo

Japan

7

7

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

8

10

Seoul National University

South Korea

9

9

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

10

8

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

11

13

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

12

16

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

13

12

Kyoto University

Japan

14

11

University of Science and Technology of China

Mainland China

15

14

Fudan University

Mainland China

16

19

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

17

22

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mainland China

18

=32

Zhejiang University

Mainland China

19

25

Korea University

South Korea

20

=17

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

21

=17

Tel Aviv University

Israel

22

20

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

23

26

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

24

15

Nanjing University

Mainland China

25

29

Tohoku University

Japan

26

23

Indian Institute of Science

India

=27

27

Koç University

Turkey

=27

21

Yonsei University

South Korea

29

37

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

30

24

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

31

=32

Osaka University

Japan

32

30

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

=33

35

Sabancı University

Turkey

=33

38

Nagoya University

Japan

35

34

Kyung Hee University

South Korea

36

42

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

37

36

Hanyang University

South Korea

38

39

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan

39

31

Toyota Technological Institute

Japan

40

NR

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)

Taiwan

41

28

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

India

42

43

University of Macau

Macao

=43

50

Veltech University

India

=43

NR

Kyushu University

Japan

45

48

Bilkent University

Turkey

46

45

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Taiwan

=47

41

Sun Yat-sen University

Mainland China

=47

40

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

=49

44

Wuhan University

Mainland China

=49

=55

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Japan

51

59

Boğaziçi University

Turkey

52

64

Ewha Womans University

South Korea

53

                =55

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

India

=54

60

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Saudi Arabia

=54

66

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

=56

96

University of Tsukuba

Japan

=56

=46

Hokkaido University

Japan

58

49

University of Malaya

Malaysia

59

NR

Chung-Ang University

South Korea

60

=70

Tongji University

Mainland China

61

92

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

India

62

62

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

India

63

101–110

Atılım University

Turkey

64

NR

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

65

=68

University of Ulsan

South Korea

66

=52

China Medical University, Taiwan

Taiwan

67

=46

Bar-Ilan University

Israel

68

67

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan

69

=52

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

India

70

65

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

71

=52

China University of Geosciences (Beijing)

Mainland China

=72

NR

Soochow University

Mainland China

=72

78

Southeast University

Mainland China

=72

NR

Renmin University of China

Mainland China

75

88

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

United Arab Emirates

76

NR

Harbin Institute of Technology

Mainland China

=77

75

Qatar University

Qatar

=77

121-130

East China Normal University

Mainland China

=79

83

Istanbul Technical University

Turkey

=79

91

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Mainland China

81

=80

Tianjin University

Mainland China

82

58

United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates

83

101–110

East China University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

84

63

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

85

=84

Xiamen University

Mainland China

86

77

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

India

87

51

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

88

=68

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Israel

89

79

Pusan National University

South Korea

90

=84

Taipei Medical University

Taiwan

91

111–120

Beihang University

Mainland China

=92

NR

Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran

=92

57

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

=92

61

Sogang University

South Korea

95

101–110

South China University of Technology

Mainland China

96

89

Mahidol University

Thailand

97

90

China Agricultural University

Mainland China

98

82

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

=99

=73

Sejong University

South Korea

=99

111–120

NOTES TO EDITORS

For more information and interviews, please contact: Michael Hindmarsh or Annabel Banks on TimesHigherEducation@brands2life.com / +44 (0) 207 592 1200

Methodology key facts

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. However, the weightings are specially recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

Full methodology can be found here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/asia-university-rankings-2017-methodology

About Times Higher Education magazine

Times Higher Education is the world’s most authoritative source of information about higher education. Designed specifically for professional people working in higher education and research, THE was founded in 1971 and has been online since 1995.  It is published by TES Global.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.www.elsevier.com

Source: Times Higher Education

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March 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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Younique Helps Women Shine Brighter With Bold New Beauty Products

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Touch a la mode Luminizers and Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palettes Highlight the Positive

LEHI, Utah /PRNewswire/ — Younique’s new beauty products–Touch a la mode Luminizers and Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palettes–encourage women to create their own light and embrace their boldness. You won’t want to miss the Touch Behold setting products, along with several line extensions that will step up your lip and eye game. Use these products to be uniquely YOU!

Younique releases new products--highlighters, eyebrow, lip, and setting products--with Touch a la mode Luminizers and Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palettes.
Younique releases new products–highlighters, eyebrow, lip, and setting products–with Touch a la mode Luminizers and Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palettes.

Touch a la mode Luminizers allow buildable levels of light in five shades each. From prismatic white Iridescent to deep bronze Opaline, our range of highlighters work on any skin tone and deliver illumination in various dazzling ways. Get an all-over radiance, a quick highlight on the cheeks and brow, or even use in the middle of your lip to create a fuller appearance.

Transform your look with the Younique Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palette. From sculpting to defining to setting, this gorgeous mirrored palette has it all with two buildable powders, two brightening highlighters, and a transparent setting wax (all numbered for easy application). Get them in three colors: Blond, Brunette, and Dark Brunette/Black, mix the two powders for shades of red. Pairs perfectly with the new, ultra-precise Brow Artist Brush.

To learn more about the Touch Behold Translucent Setting Powder that sets makeup with a matte, natural finish that’s never cakey or heavy, or the Touch Behold Setting Spray (available April 2017) and product extensions, reach out to your local Younique Presenter or head to our website.

About Younique
Our goal is to provide beneficial and innovative products that women can ultimately trust and feel confident using every single day. Younique’s product philosophy lends to the perfect blend of “Nature, Love, Science™” and the results are beautiful and effective products that contain high-quality ingredients and are designed with virtually everyone in mind. Our mission is to uplift, empower, validate and ultimately build self-esteem in women around the world, and Younique is carrying out that mission in 11 global markets including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, and Italy.

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