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Date:11/13/2008

BANGKOK, November 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

- Announce Winners of First Annual ASAIHL-Scopus Young Scientist Award

Elsevier, the world's leading research publisher of scientific information, and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions announced today winners of the first annual ASAIHL-Scopus Young Scientist Award. The award is designed to recognize outstanding young scientists and researchers in the Asia-Pacific region who have made significant contributions to scholarship and research. Insight from Scopus, Elsevier's abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature, was used to determine the winners.

One hundred and eighty four scientists and researchers under the age of 40 from Southeast Asia, South Asia and Hong Kong submitted their work to one of four categories: Life Science, Medicine, Agricultural Science, and Engineering and Technology. The top five young scientists in each category will receive a certificate of recognition with the winner given a monetary gift as well as a trip to the official award ceremony at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang in December.

Finalists in each category were selected and are from the following institutions:

- Life Science - Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Hong Kong University of

Science and Technology; National University of Singapore and

University of Hong Kong

- Medicine - Chinese University of Hong Kong; Siriraj Hospital, Thailand

and University of Hong Kong

- Agriculture Science - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Nanjing

Agricultural University, China and Universiti Sains Malaysia

- Engineering and Technology - Hong Kong Polytechnic University; King

Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand; Nanyang

Technological University, Singapore; National Taiwan University and

National Tsinghua University, Taiwan

Finalists were selected by 12 panelists, three peers from each of the four categories of entry. Applicants were evaluated based on three key criteria: number of citations and h-index, number of publications and patents based on Scopus data, as well as documented social impact.

"We are pleased to recognize up-and-coming research leaders," said Inn Beng Lee, Head of Customer Marketing for Elsevier. "The future of global scientific breakthroughs will depend on our young scientists and we are excited about recognizing those who are on the path to great success in their field."

"We are excited about the enormous growth in scientific discoveries in the Asia Pacific region and recognize that continuing this momentum lies in the hands of young researchers," said Professor Peter Haddawy, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Asian Institute of Technology. "The award is designed to thank and encourage young researchers who have dedicated their lives to the advancement of science."

About Scopus

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit http://www.info.scopus.com.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com/), bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About ASAIHL

Founded in 1956, ASAIHL is a regional organization composed of 166 member universities from 17 countries in Asia Pacific. It aims to lead regional efforts in promoting excellence in teaching, learning and research through capacity building and collaborative activities with its stakeholders from the academic community, public and private sectors, and support the needs of its member institutions. The ASAIHL General Conference, now on its 28th year, draws participation from top level administrators and major higher education players. For more information, visit ASAIHL at http://www.asaihl.asia or email at asaihl@ait.asia.

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