International Postgraduate Roundtable and Research Forum cum Summer School 2018
More than 300 abstracts were submitted, and around 350 participants took part in the International Postgraduate Roundtable and Research Forum cum Summer School (IPRRFSS) 2018, hosted by The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). The participants represented over 10 countries and regions, including Australia, Cambodia, France, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mainland China, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia and Taiwan.
The theme of this year’s event was ‘Building Postgraduate Students as Academic Leaders’, and it covered topics in four strands: education, the social sciences, the liberal arts, and the humanities. In keeping with the ‘for students, by students’ approach, postgraduate students from around the world presented their research in sessions chaired by their local and international peers. There were also workshops and a postgraduate roundtable comprising the 3-in-1 event, led by the following guest speakers:
- Professor Phil Benson, Macquarie University, Australia
- Professor Chetwyn Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Dr Irina Elkina, Russian Academy of Education, Russia
- Dr Talgat Yechshzhanov, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
IPRRFSS 2018 aimed not only to inspire students and develop their research skills, but also to foster collaboration and exchange at the global level. By encouraging the students to showcase their achievements and offering them unique opportunities to take on responsibilities away from their home institution, this year’s event will doubtless contribute to the academic and research success of students around the world.
Professor Lui Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development) of EdUHK, delivers the opening speech.
Members of the organising committee – all postgraduate students