• 25 November 2021, 9:00am to 26 November 2021, 5:00pm
Footscray Park
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The Institute of Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities (ISILC) is hosting the second annual HDR student research conference in November 2021, and we would like you to be a part of it. HDR students are invited to submit an abstract to participate.

Theme 2021

Research Translation & Planetary Wellbeing: A Way Forward

The ecological crisis demands new strategies to rapidly transform our society into a more sustainable one, and the goal of planetary wellbeing is foremost for researchers of many fields. The primary research goal is to better understand the different facets of life and its various interactions. The result of this is for us to be better positioned as researchers to achieve a healthy planet through the provision of relevant research results to practitioners.

There is still a large potential to better delineate the limits of the field, drawing on a wide perspective across sciences and geographical areas. As an implementation and integration science, academic global health aims primarily to respond to societal needs through research, education, and practice.

The ISILC Higher Degree by Research Conference makes bold on its research promise, to uncover the gaps and vulnerabilities confronting the planet and assist in maintaining its wellbeing, while at the same time unpack the various possibilities within our reach whether through technology/business/education or scientific research.

Could research regardless of the field of study, leverage strategic thinking to provide outcomes towards achieving a more sustainable world through translation? Let’s cooperate and meet in November to figure it out!

There are four general streams for the conference:

  • Business & law: accounting, business analytics, business information systems, criminology, financial systems, governance, law, supply chain and tourism.
  • Policy & economics: education, economics and related law research
  • Social & cultural transformation: arts, criminology, education, youth work and psychology
  • Engineering & science: engineering, energy, ecology, fire safety, IT systems, mathematics, water systems, advanced food systems, science.

Presentation types

There are three different types of presentations for this conference:

  1. Stream Presentation: 15-minute showcase presentation + 5 minute question and answer time.
  2. 3MT: 3-minute presentation in the three-minute thesis style.
  3. Poster: Poster presentation.

Submit an abstract

Make your mark at the 2021 ISILC HDR Student Conference; there will be prizes for the best talks and posters.

We are accepting posters from the VU HDR coursework and from other conferences as well as original material.

We are looking for a diverse range of presentation topics and speakers. You can choose the format that works best for your topic and stage of degree.

Why submit?

We know that you are trying to juggle 10 things at once, so why put in the time to submit an abstract and present?

  • Your community should hear about your great work.
  • Professional learning opportunity.
  • Looks wonderful on your CV.
  • Let's be connected and break the pandemic challenges!

Submission process

Submit your abstract (150 words maximum):

Abstracts will be reviewed by ISILC students and staff from across the University, and notification of the outcomes of the review process is expected at the end of August.

Any questions? Please direct to [email protected]

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Contact us

Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities
Conference coordinator