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ICUR 2020: Call for abstracts now open

Applications for the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) 2020 are now open!

ICUR is a great opportunity for you to present your research to a global audience. Sponsored by the Monash-Warwick Alliance, the video-linked conference will take place from 29-30 September 2020, connecting students at the University of Warwick, Monash University, as well as other institutions around the world.

Every year, students from the GSD Department present their research at ICUR. Last year one of our final year students, Todd Olive, presented his research on the subject of ‘The Economics of Climate Change: Understanding the relevance and power of an updated Stern Review in combating the Climate Emergency’. You can find out more about Todd’s experience of ICUR here.

If you’re thinking about getting involved in ICUR, Todd tells us:

“My advice would be why not? If you have something that has a broader impact and draws in strands from other disciplines, it’s absolutely worth getting involved in. Don’t be afraid to pick out the bits of your paper that you find particularly interesting - it’s much more inspiring if people can see the interest you have in it.”

Todd Olive, GSD student at ICUR 2019GSD students at ICUR 2018

Left: Todd Olive at ICUR 2019; Right: Constance Frohly and Nicola Blasetti at ICUR 2019

The deadline for abstract submissions is Sunday 31 May 2020. You can find out more and submit your abstract here.

A message from ICUR on COVID-19

“ICUR is a conference that includes participants from institutions all over the world, all of whom will be impacted in many ways by the current COVID-19 pandemic. We extend our hope that you are all keeping safe and well in these unprecedented times.

The call for abstracts for ICUR 2020 opened on March 3rd and we invite students to submit abstracts in the same way they have in the past. We are in the process of developing ICUR contingency planning information. However, our key message is that we are definitely still planning to have ICUR go ahead as scheduled this year. We’d like to complete all the initial elements of abstract submission and scheduling as close to the usual routine as possible. As ICUR is a virtual conference at its essence, we are confident that we can deliver the conference in September (in its current format or in an extended digital format) and so we encourage students and participating institutions to follow the call for abstracts as they would normally.

We reiterate our hope that our ICUR community are safe and well. We hope you will join us for ICUR this year and look forward to connecting with you all again soon.”