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This Seminar is a collaboration between academic scholars and graduate students in the South-East Asian region and other developing countries, where problems of international importance are tackled on public health, environmental and social issues.
Its aim is to strengthen the region's research capacity by providing an biannual two-day symposium where beginning graduate students present their work to more experienced researchers and thus get the kind of feedback they need to undertake such practical research.
While such opportunities already exist through national and international academic conferences and workshops, this Seminar is designed to provide, in addition, an affordable alternative for beginning students, enabling them to freely attend a meeting close to an international airport served by budget airlines and held on a campus that provides low-cost food and accommodation, where they present their work to experienced researchers who provide constructive critical appraisal.
The first Seminar in this series was held at KMIT University in April 2013 at Ladkrabang (Bangkok), and was largely attended by participants from Thailand. In June 2014 we moved the venue to Phuket campus of Prince of Songkla University in Southern Thailand and expanded the participating institutions to include Bogor Agricultural University in West Java, Indonesia. In February 2015 we moved our Seminar to the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and then to Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia in September 2015.
This year we will again have two seminars, the first in Pattani campus of PSU on May 10-12 2016 and the second at ITS in Surabaya on October 17-18 2016. We also run regular one-day workshops, mainly at Chiang Mai University (CMU) on topics of current interest. The next one will be on population science at CMU on Thursday 26 May 2016.
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Faculty of Science & Technology, PSU
Last updated: May 4, 2016