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The 2021 International Conference of Undergraduate Research free online.

This year the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) will be taking place on 28 - 29 September 2021 (starting on 27th September in North America). Supported by the Monash Warwick Alliance, ICUR cultivates a welcoming and uniquely supportive environment for emerging undergraduate researchers.

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The 2021 conference hosts a talented range of presenters with Professor Michael Tildesley and Professor Steve Fuller of the University of Warwick and Priya Sharma of Monash University giving the Monash-Warwick Alliance Joint Keynote presentation on the importance of collaboration in research, on Wednesday 29th September.

Dr. Tilman Ruff from Monash University will open the Asia-Pacific portion of the conference, with a keynote address to an online audience of staff and students on Tuesday 28th September.

ICUR 2021 will feature almost 600 student presenters from the University of Warwick and Monash University’s Melbourne and Malaysia campuses, and 14 other universities across Europe, African and North America, who will pitch and communicate their research to international and interdisciplinary audiences over the 48-hour event. ICUR’s virtual format allows you to join as many panel sessions as you like over the conference period, so that you can learn new ideas from students around the world.

Keynote speakers

Professor Tilman Ruff is a distinguished alumnus from Monash University, co-founder and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, co-president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and an honorary principal fellow at the University of Melbourne's School of Population and Global Health.

Priya Sharma is a PRME Ambassador at Monash University, Malaysia campus. Priya works in SDG integration in business schools, has been a speaker at UN Global Compact Leaders Summit and is currently researching trafficking of migrant workers.

Dr Michael Tidesley is Director of MathSys CDT at University of Warwick, a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Modelling group (SPI-M) and the modelling subgroup of SAGE, and during the COVID-19 pandemic has been working on the development of models to inform a range of policy questions in the UK.

Dr Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick, a founding member for the research program into social epistemology, the philosophical study of the relevance of communities to knowledge, and the founder of first journal and book on social epistemology.

Another exciting event this year is the ICUR alumni panel featuring past ICUR presenters and student leaders from Monash and the University of Warwick. They’ll share how they translated their skills and experiences gained from ICUR into real- world opportunities, answering questions and passing along tips with a focus on employability.

Join us via the ICUR app!

To attend ICUR, download the ICUR app via Apple and Google Play stores for mobile and tablet devices, or access via desktop. Visit the ICUR website for more information.

Mon 13 Sep 2021, 08:26 | Tags: students, UG research