Events & Conferences
The Graduate School is regularly informed of upcoming events, conferences and competitions which are valuable for research students. We hope you find this listing helpful in providing opportunities to travel internationally and enhance your professional development activities during your study.
Last updated: 20 May 2013
16-21 June 2013 | University of Amsterdam
The Summer Institute on Global Poverty & Inclusive Development contributes to the growing worldwide debate among academics and professionals on the persistence of poverty and inclusive development. There is an increasing urgency to understand the structures and dynamics of poverty and the complexities involved in embarking upon more inclusive development trajectories.
Classes are taught by
- Dr. Nicky Pouw, development economist and co- author of Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations (with Isa Baud)
- Dr. Hebe Verrest, human geographer and assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies.
Classes are interactive and provide the opportunity to advance participant’s own research project to advance them into a new inclusionary development direction.
The highlight of the programme will be the UNDP featured annual Kapuscinski Development lecture by Prof. Dr. Susan Parnell from the University of Cape Town. Students attending the Summer Institute are welcomed as special guests. Additionally, she will give a master class exclusively for the Summer Institute students.
This specialised programme is open to graduate and PhD students, development practitioners and policymakers engaged in research and policies on poverty and inclusive development. In some cases students with a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience may be considered for admission to the programme.
If you are looking for an intensive program, want to update your knowledge and be part of a unique networking opportunity within an international context, then this programme is for you.
U21 students will be entitled to a 500 Euro scholarship, which will bring the tuition costs to 350 instead of 850 Euro.
The application and further information can be found on the website: www.uva.nl/summer-poverty
19-22 June 2013 | University College Dublin
Universitas 21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation. Collectively, its 24 members enrol over 1.3 million students and employ over 180,000 staff and faculty. Their collective budgets amount to over US$25bn and they have an annual research grant income of over US$6.5bn.
All Universitas 21 member institutions are research-led, comprehensive universities providing a strong quality assurance framework to the network's activities.
2013 Conference: Energy - Systems, Policy and Solutions
The fourth Universitas21 Graduate Research Conference will be hosted by University College Dublin on the theme Energy - Systems, Policy and Solutions. Three days of energy expert presentations, student competitions, activity sessions, a careers workshop and external energy stakeholder site visits will an optimal environment for U21 Graduate research students in the energy field to showcase their research findings, strategically network and socialise with International experts in the field. It is envisaged that visiting research students will also enjoy the UCD experience and engage with some of Ireland’s leading academic and professional experts in energy, such as the UCD Electricity Research Centre, the UCD Earth Institute, EirGrid and the Irish Electricity Supply Board.
There are three places available for UQ students.
Registration Fee for participants - €500, includes campus accommodation and meals for the duration of the conference, does not include airfare, visa costs, health insurance.
The Graduate School will contribute to the cost of attending the 2013 U21 Graduate Research Conference, including registration, airfares, accommodation and other costs associated with the visit up to the value of $3,000 per student.
Deadline for applications to the Graduate School - 19 March 2013
Registration Deadline - 2 April 2013
Conference Start - 19 June 2013
Conference End - 22 June 2013
14-15 Nov 2013 | Curtin University, Perth
'Rites of Spring: Emergence, Discontinuity and Rupture'
14 - 15 November 2013
Curtin University, Perth
One hundred years ago, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring was premiered in Paris by the Ballets Russes. The modernist work inspired one of history’s most memorable classical music riots, as the music, choreography, design and general attitude of the event challenged the old world order of European culture.
Across the Atlantic, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors held an International Exhibition of Modern Art that shook the American cultural landscape. The Armory Show introduced New Yorkers to the avant-garde work of European artists, and the outcome was electrifying. Scandal, mockery, moral outrage, uncritical adoration and fatuous imitation all ensued, and modern art was changed forever – and with it, art’s relationship with the public.
And in far-away Australia, construction commenced of the young nation’s capital, Canberra, on a design by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin. The dreams of a new social democracy were to be manifest in a townscape in the modern Prairie School style.
Rites of Spring takes this moment in history as a departure point to interrogate questions of emergent phenomena, paradigmatic revolution and cultural breaks with the past. We invite postgraduate students, from Australia and overseas, and from fields across the Humanities: Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Education and the Built Environment to join us in the Perth spring to present and share ideas at the fourteenth Humanities Postgraduate Conference on 14 – 15 November 2013.
• A proposal/abstract written in Word.doc, no more than 200 words in length.
• Your name, degree, discipline/school you are enrolled, University.
• Technical requirements needed (e.g. data processor, DVD, PowerPoint, overhead projector etc).
Applications and deadlines
• To submit your abstract/proposal please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
• Abstracts/proposals are due by no later than Friday 28th June 2013.
Free two-day workshop held twice each year
UQ's research commercialisation company UniQuest Pty Ltd provides free Commercialisation Workshops tailored to the needs and interests of RHD students.
They offer an intensive grounding in the basics of commercialisation and intellectual property protection with speakers drawn from industry, the investment community, UQ, and UniQuest. Participants receive informative and practical insights into the commercial environment from researchers who have successfully commercialised their research.
Topics covered include:
- Why commercialise
- Safeguarding research outcomes (and still publish)
- Accessing research funding from industry and government grants
- Taking research to the market, with options from consulting to strategic industry partnerships to start-up companies
- Idea | Concept | Theory | Discovery | Research outcome | Invention.
With 80 staff and group revenue over AUD$320 million in the last five years, UniQuest's capabilities benchmark it in the top 10% globally for university-based technology transfer.
These workshops are offered at various times throughout the year. For more information visit http://www.uniquest.com.au/commercialisationworkshop