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These workshops and seminar are based on collaboration between academic scholars and graduate students in the South-East Asian region and other developing countries, where problems of national importance are tackled on public health and environmental issues.
Its aim is to strengthen the region's research capacity by providing an annual 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 designed 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.
The second seminar was held in June 2014 on Phuket Campus of Prince of Songkla University and featured graduate students from Indonesia as well as Thailand, and for the third we moved to the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur in February 2015.
 Dept of Mathematics & Computer Science, Faculty of Science & Technology, PSU
 Department of Statistics, IPB
Last updated: September 14, 2015