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The Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU) is a regional organization founded in January 1996, with the goals of forming a forum for the presidents of leading research-oriented universities in East Asia and of carrying out mutual exchanges between the major universities in the region. Expectations are that this regional union, on the basis of common academic and cultural backgrounds among the member universities, will contribute not only to the development of higher education and research but also to the opening up of a new era leading to cultural, economic and social progress in the East Asian region.. (more)

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New!AEARU 2014 Student Summer Camp (General)

August 19 - 26, 2014

Osaka University

New!AEARU Signs Up to Hefei Statement

April 11, 2014

The Association of East Asian Research Universities

New!AEARU 34th Board of Directors Meeting

April. 4, 2014

University of Tsukuba

New!5th Advanced Materials Workshop

Dec. 19-20, 2013

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

New!AEARU-LERU Presidents Forum

Dec. 7, 2013

Tsing Hua University-Hsinchu

New!AEARU 19th Annual General Meeting & 33rd Board of Directors Meeting

Dec. 8, 2013

Tsing Hua University-Hsinchu

New!2nd Symposium on the Culture of Chinese Characters

Dec. 9, 2013

Tsing Hua University-Hsinchu

New!4th Science and Technology Parks Workshop

Sep 20-21. 2013

Nanjing University

New!2013 Student Summer Camp

Jul 01-27, 2013

Peking University

Recent Research -Featured: Food Science

Dr. Michael Cox and colleagues in the Department of Food Science have recently obtained funding for research into the addictive nature of fast food.

The team will conduct analysis of nutritional information based on the Applebee's menu, comparing the levels of sodium, hydrogenated fats and trans-fats with similar restaurant menus, such as the Wendy's menu. Dr. Cox explains that sample control group menus will be selected for comparative purposes at random using restaurant locaion tools, with queries such as fast food near me and restaurants near me providing the data. He hopes the research will provide a comprehensive comparison of nutritional information, with part two of the project investigating the addictive nature of such foods based on these results.