VU launches first Research Festival

Victoria University will present an inaugural Research Festival from October 26-30 to develop, recognise and celebrate the University's research talent.

The week-long Festival will include:

  • public lectures by leading researchers
  • awards for exceptional postgraduate students
  • practical workshops on ethics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, publishing, legalities, funding, research collaborations and strategies to improve researcher profiles. 

Research Festival events are aimed mainly at VU research staff and students, while some events are open to the wider community.

They will include:

  • Monday 26 October

    Research Champions seminar featuring Principal Research Fellow of VU's Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, Professor Mikel Duke
  • Thursday 29 October

    Research symposium with keynote speaker Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Thursday 29 October

    Professor Pat Drake, VU's newly appointed science-technology-engineering-mathematics (STEM) education developer discussing mathematics teaching and learning as part of VU's Diamond Series: Education Conversations in the Community. 

Events will take place at VU's Footscray Park and City Flinders campuses, as well as VU at MetroWest.

A full schedule of events is now being planned and will be publicised on the VU Research webpage in the coming weeks.

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